• Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Internship

Internship Engagement

Effective internships are typically single-semester or at least six week, paid or unpaid major/ career-related work experiences designed to help students understand the professional applications, theories, ideas, principles and concepts of their academic studies. Involvement may be part-time, as little as 10 hours a week, or full-time.

Through the Internship Experience, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Explain how their internship responsibilities relate to their major and/or career plans
  • Describe the professional skills developed through the experience and identify areas of additional learning required in support of their professional development
  • Accomplish at least three self-identified outcomes that are specific and measurable for their internship experience

Minimum Criteria

To meet the criteria of the Internship Experience, students may choose 1 of the 3 learning activities:

  1. Complete an FSU Internship Course, which consists of the following:
    • Recognition by a Florida State University College or Department
    • Inclusion on the official transcript with a passing grade of C- or above or an "S" grade
  2.  Complete the Career Center Experiential Certificate Program (ECP) Students choose this option for any internship that is NOT being granted academic credit by the university.
    • Your internship should have career goal-related duties and responsibilities.
    • Your internship must be at least 60 hours over a semester / summer internship.
    • You must be currently completing your internship the semester you enroll in ECP. ECP recognition cannot be given retroactively.
    • Students will receive a Certificate of Completion after completing student/supervisor evaluations, student assessment of learning outcomes and student reflection
    • Submit application for ECP through your Handhsake account. Click on Career Center>>Experiences>>Request An Experience. Complete/submit the request to participate. More information about ECP may be found on the ECP webpage.
  3.  Complete the Career Center Experiential Recognition Program (ERP) Students choose this option for any internship that is NOT being granted academic credit by the university.
    • Your internship should have career goal-related duties and responsibilities.
    • Your internship must be at least 60 hours over a semester / summer internship.
    • You must be currently completing your internship the semester you enroll in ERP. ERP recognition cannot be given retroactively.
    • Students receive transcript notation after completing student/supervisor evaluations, student assessment of learning outcomes and student reflection
    • Submit application for ERP through your Handhsake account. Click on Career Center>>Experiences>>Request An Experience. Complete/submit the request to participate. More information about ERP may be found on the ERP webpage.
    • Special Note: Students enrolled in the ERP course with zero (0) credit hours will be charged for one (1) credit hour, unless also enrolled in other credit-bearing courses at FSU during the same academic term.

Internship Reflection and Evaluation

Utilizing the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society web portal, students will respond to reflection prompts relating to their internship experiences. These responses will be evaluated as part of the process of completion of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society Program. Students should have their responses reviewed and, if appropriate, edited prior to submission.