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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) 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.


Important Paperwork

Internship Completion Checklist

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Guide to Securing an Internship

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Internship Proposal Form

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Internship Agreement Form

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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 Spring 2014 Interns:

Deadline to register for internship credit
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm (or late date January 24, 2014 @ 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

Deadline to complete Midterm Evaluations
Thursday, March 6, 2014 @ 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, May 2, 2014 @ 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 Summer 2014 Interns:

Deadline to register for internship credit
Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 4:00pm or Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 4:00pm or Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 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

Deadline to complete Midterm Evaluations
Thursday, July 3, 2014 @ 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, August 1, 2014 @ 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

Internship Coordinator Contact Information:

Dr. Chad Carlson
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Studies
2504 Lantz Arena
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Email: ccarlson@eiu.edu
Phone: (217) 581-7594
Fax: (217) 581-7973