One of the very important components of the Information Engineering Technology and Information Technology Network & Telecommunications B.S. degree programs, is the requirement for you as learners to complete a capstone experience, in the form of a professional internship at the end of your programs.
Two Semesters Out
Note to Learners located in the Pensacola Area:
Dr. Dawson's home organization, The Innovation Institute of the University of West Florida has an opening every semester for one of our learners needing an internship. The position involves primary tech support for the institute. It is currently an unpaid position. It requires 15hr/week on site for the duration of the semester in which it is taken. There are many opportunities for exposure to large-scale systems and to network among local business leaders in IT. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-474-2018.
The Provost’s Office has worked with the Division of Student Affairs, Office of General Counsel and COPS to develop the attached form that must be submitted before an internship assignment is made.
Because many hosting entities require student insurance, and because of the litigiousness of our society, it is imperative that we ensure that insurance requirements are addressed. Accordingly, you will note that the Office of Risk Management is included in the routing process.
New federal rules require that we have authorization to conduct classes in other states (state authorization). Some states consider internships as a physical presence triggering additional requirements including payment of certain registration fees. Accordingly, you will note that the Director of Distance Learning and Continuing Education is included in the routing process.
SACS compliance efforts require evidence of student and community engagement. Accordingly, you will note that Student Affairs and the Office of the Provost are included in the routing process.