1. What are the academic requirements for students to obtain internships?
Ans: Students must enroll in the University for academic credit during the internship semester. Up to 12 credit hours may be obtained under the internship label (ITS 4910), but these hours do not count as an elective.
To earn academic credit, students are required to submit a journal and a paper evaluating their experiences at the end of their internship semester. The journal will include a daily accounting of the activities in which the student is involved. It should be a log of the assignments as well as an evaluation of them. At the close of the internship the sponsor should submit to the internship coordinator an evaluation of the intern's performance; standard company evaluations are acceptable.
2. How do students apply for internships ?
Ans: Internships are awarded by corporate sponsors on a competitive basis. Students must meet the following basic requirements (grade point requirements are established by the individual internship sponsor):
- be an Information and Telecommunication Systems major, in good standing, with at least 60 hours completed at the time of the internship,
- have completed ITS 2300 and one 3000-level ITS course before beginning the internship, and
- have at least one semester remaining on campus after the internship.
Students meeting these requirements are asked to complete a n application form which requests information regarding courses taken, special interests and skills, and geographic preference.
3. How to become a sponsor ?
Ans: Internship sponsors are asked to submit a sponsorship
application form and position description to the internship
coordinator, who will then use that information to screen applicants
Hiring decisions are, of course, made by the sponsors. The School can
facilitate the process in many ways, including sending screened resumes
to the sponsor and hosting on-campus interviews. In past years, sponsors
have conducted telephone interviews, invited students to interviews
at corporate sites, even interviewed via teleconference.
Internships typically take place during the summer and are 10-12 weeks in duration. Internships during other academic semesters are also occasionally available, as are internships of longer duration.
Students on internship are expected to function as "normal" employees. They work a standard work week, attend staff meetings, and perform overtime/special duties when appropriate.
At the close of the internship, the sponsor is asked to submit to the internship coordinator a formal evaluation of the intern's performance. Standard company personnel evaluations are acceptable.
4. Logistics ?
Ans: Internships are typically awarded during the summer and are 10-12 weeks in duration. Internships during other semesters, and of longer duration, are sometimes available and the possibility of enrolling in them can be discussed with the internship coordinator. Students are paid while on internships. Students are also expected to attend staff meetings and to perform overtime/special duties when deemed necessary.
In most cases, students are responsible for their own housing and other expenses, however, sponsors sometimes assist in locating appropriate lodging.
5. Who are the past and present sponsors ?
Ans: Sponsors typically take interns each year and often take more than one student at a time.
Aetna Life and Casualty
AT& T Communications
Avery Materials Group
Banc One Corporation
Case Western Reserve University
CBS Technology Planning
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Company
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Data Processing Sciences Corporation
E. I. DuPont
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
First National Bank of Ohio
Huntington Service Company
Junior Achievement of Miami Valley
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Leaseway Information Systems
Marathon Oil Company
National Exchange Carriers Association
Ohio University Computing and Learning
Ohio University Telecomm Center
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Summit Information Systems
The Huntington National Bank