Students should begin thinking about an internship during the sophomore year, and they should begin preliminary internship discussions with their academic advisors and other faculty in their majors/minors. Students may consider an appointment with a career advisor in the Student Professional Development Center. A career advisor can help students identify internships in their chosen fields, and assist students with their resumes and cover letters, and internship applications.
Once a student has accepted an internship at an organization, the student will register the internship for college credit.
Step 1: First, you must be accepted to intern at an organization. Discuss the internship with a faculty mentor who will agree to monitor your internship. Discuss what you hope to derive from the internship experience such as your goals and objectives. You should also know some of the intern duties you will perform at the organization. Your faculty mentor will assign your homework, and give a letter grade at the end of the term. Once you are pre-approved to register for credit, ask your faculty mentor for the internship course number, as you will need to know this information for the online registration.
Step 2: Register your internship online using your Elon Job Network account. (Only use Firefox web browser.)
If you have never used your account, you will need to complete your profile. Need assistance? Call 336.278.6538.
Next, select the left side link Register for Internship Credit. Read the text for Arts & Sciences students, scroll down, select the correct term. Example: Fall 2013, and “enter the position information here.” You must complete the required * fields, type in your goals and intern duties and SAVE. (After you have saved your information, you cannot return to this site and edit your information.) If you need to edit your information, email the Director of Internships, Debby Wall or call 336.278.6538.
Once you complete the online registration, the internship director will set up the online approval process. Your faculty mentor and academic advisor will each receive an email to approve your internship, and the registrar and bursar will receive information that finalizes your registration. It may take 2-4 days before your internship registration will appear on Ontrack.
Tuition/fees: An internship is a regular course for credit, monitored by faculty, with a letter grade. Regular tuition charges apply.