For questions about advising an intern, contact Heidi Swanson, Internship Coordinator for the CDC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Internship Program Faculty Handbook for program guidelines and processes.
1. How do I evaluate my student intern for a grade?
There are various methods commonly used by faculty to evaluate/grade the student intern: term paper, daily log or journal, project, portfolio, presentation, or other. It is up to your discretion as the faculty advisor to determine the exact assignment(s) and learning objectives for this internship course/experience with the student at the beginning of the semester.
In addition to the work you may assign to the student, his or her site supervisor will also sign a timesheet and complete an evaluation on the student’s performance toward the end of the internship. Both of these may be taken into account when determining the student’s grade.
2. How often am I required to meet with the student I am advising?
Again, this is something that each faculty advisor can determine. We encourage that the faculty advisor touch base with the student at least three times—at the beginning, middle, and end of the internship. The number and frequency of meetings can be developed based on what you deem necessary for the learning objectives.
3. How much and how do I get paid for being a faculty advisor?
Faculty advisors are paid $50 per unit, depending on how many units the student intern is registered for in the internship course.
Faculty are paid as the student grades are posted for their course, which begins once the semester has ended. When a grade is posted, a pay request is processed for the amount owed and then paid out on the 26th of that month in which the grade is posted. You will receive payment via check/direct deposit, much like a normal course. If you need additional information, please contact your Dean's office or Faculty Affairs.
4. When is the deadline to submit the student’s internship grade?
The grades are due with all other course grades at the end of the semester. There is not a separate internship submission date. Please visit the Academic Calendar for more information.
5. Do I need to communicate with my student’s site supervisor during their internship?
Yes, whether by phone, email, or in person, please contact the site supervisor to introduce yourself as the point of contact within the first four weeks of the student’s internship.
6. Who do I contact at the career development center if I have any questions about the internship process?
Heidi Swanson, Internship Coordinator