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Internship Information for Exercise Science & Sport Management Majors


KSS 4275 Field Experience

Description:

An individually planned work experience in a business, agency, or program appropriate to the student's area of specialization. The internship experience is designed to familiarize students with both one's field of study as well as the process of obtaining employment.

Purpose & Expectations:

An internship provides an excellent networking opportunity that could lead to full-time employment. It is expected that you will dress, speak, and act professionally at all times. Your professionalism will strongly influence the job opportunities you receive following your internship. You are receiving college credit for the internship and therefore, it should take priority over other commitments.

Prerequisites for registration:

  1. Completion of all coursework for Kinesiology & Sports Studies degree - meet with your undergraduate advisor to determine your eligibility for an internship and whether you need to enroll in KSS 4275 for 6 credits (requires 240 hours of internship work experience), 7 credits (requires 280 hours of internship work experience), 8 credits (requires 320 hours of internship work experience), or 9 credits (requires 360 hours of internship work experience).
  2. Submission of a Degree Audit signed by your advisor verifying you have completed all coursework, the Internship Proposal Form, and the Internship Agreement Form to Carol Dhom in the main KSS office.


Impo
rtant Paperwork

Internship Completion Checklist

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Current Internship Opportunities

 

Internship Manual

  

Internship Proposal Form

  

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Internship Agreement Form

6 Credits

7 Credits

8 Credits

9 Credits

Weekly Work Log Sample

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Midterm Evaluation Form

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Final Evaluation Form

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Final Reflection Paper Description

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Important Deadlines for Summer 2015 Interns:

Deadline to register for internship credit
Monday, April 27th or Monday, May 25th @ 4:00pm (those doing 9 credits of internship must use first date and those doing 7 or 8 credits must use one of first two dates)
What's due: Signed Degree Audit, Internship Proposal Form, and Internship Agreement Form
How to hand it in: Hand deliver, email, or fax to Carol in the main KSS office

Contract dates:

4 week: May 18, 2015 - August 7, 2015

6 week: June 15, 2015 - August 7, 2015

Full term: June 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015


Deadline to complete Midterm Evaluations
Thursday, July 2nd @ 4:00pm
What's due: Midterm Evaluation
How to hand it in: Hand deliver to Carol in the main KSS office or fax or email to Carol at cadhom@eiu.edu

Deadline to complete all requirements for credit
August 7th @ 4:00pm 
What's due: Final Evaluation, all Weekly Work Logs, Final Reflection Paper
How to hand it in: Hand deliver to Carol in the main KSS office or fax or email to Carol at cadhom@eiu.edu

 

Important Deadlines for Fall 2015 Interns:

Deadline to register for internship credit
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 @ 4:00pm (or late date August 28, 2015 @ 4:00pm)
What's due: Signed Degree Audit, Internship Proposal Form, and Internship Agreement Form
How to hand it in: Hand deliver, email, or fax to Carol in the main KSS office

Contract dates:

August 25, 2015 - December 11, 2015

September 1, 2015 - December 11, 2015 (late date contract)

Deadline to complete Midterm Evaluations
Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 4:00pm
What's due: Midterm Evaluation
How to hand it in: Hand deliver to Carol in the main KSS office or fax or email to Carol at cadhom@eiu.edu

Deadline to complete all requirements for credit
Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 4:00pm
What's due: Final Evaluation, all Weekly Work Logs, Final Reflection Paper
How to hand it in: Hand deliver to Carol in the main KSS office or fax or email to Carol at cadhom@eiu.edu

Office Administrator Contact Information:

Carol Dhom 
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Studies
2506 Lantz Arena
600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920
Email: cadhom@eiu.edu
Phone: (217) 581-2215                                                                                   
Fax: (217) 581-7973

Internship Coordinator Contact Information:

Dr. Jill D. Owen
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Studies
2506 Lantz Arena
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Email: jdowen@eiu.edu
Phone: (217) 581-2215                                                                                   
Fax: (217) 581-7973