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FCS Internship


FCS 4275 Internship is an individually-planned work experience in a business or agency appropriate to the chosen area of academic specialization. Information related to internships in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences can be found on this website.

Site Supervisors: please go to our internship Site Supervisor page for further information and quick access to various forms.

The objectives of the internship are to 1). simulate a job search as you identify and secure an internship site appropriate to your professional goals, 2). provide a relevant professional experience equivalent to an entry-level position, and 3). allow for professional self-reflection.

In order to begin FCS 4275 Internship you must have:

  1. completed either FCS 3500 or FCS 4000 with a C or better,
  2. the Internship Preparation Assignment approved by the instructor of FCS 3500,
  3. Internship Application submitted by the due date (see below), and
  4. approval from the Coordinator of Undergraduate Internships, acting as the representative of the Chairperson of the School of Family & Consumer Sciences.

This pre-professional experience gives you the opportunity to put to practical use the knowledge and skills acquired as a student.  It is expected that you will gain an understanding of the philosophy, organization, and “inner workings” of your site and become familiar with the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of FCS professionals.

Dues dates for the internship application (all paperwork will be submitted online):

  • December 1st for Spring internships
  • April 1st for Summer internships
  • August 1st for Fall internships

 

LIST OF FORMS:

Forms for students:

Internship Application

Mid-term Self Evaluation

Final Self-Evaluation

 

Forms for site supervisors:

Mid-term Site Supervisor Evaluation

Final Site Supervisor Evaluation

Statement of Concern

 

Internship Coordinator:

Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein

jhartenstein@eiu.edu

217-581-6004

Klehm Hall 1044