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Paid Internship

  • Student is hired as temporary paid employee

  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance applies

  • Minimum of 75 hours completed in 1 semester/term


Internship Level Project

  • Student completes task or project for a company

  • Organization provides direction, not supervision

  • Project should take 60-75 hours to complete in a term

Unpaid Internship

  • Student not considered employee of company

  • Student insurance coverage is through college

  • Minimum of 60 hours completed in 1 semester/term


Job Shadow

  • Student spends a day or two observing a worksite

  • Student insurance coverage is through college

  • Minimum of 8 hours