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The Westmont College Internship Program seeks to develop students morally, intellectually, socially and spiritually in a manner that is consistent with becoming responsible and productive individuals.


General Information:
desk workAn internship is a semester-long, supervised work experience related to a student's major or career goal for which the student earns academic credit. Internships are made available to students in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
Unlike a short term job or volunteer work,
this inovlves intentional learning in the form
of a self directed learning plan. this is done
in conjunction with a faculty advisor and site supervisor (internship employer)
The work experience is part-time, paid or unpaid, and off-campus. Westmont interns participate in a concurrent seminar on campus in order to read about and discuss issues of vocation as well as to process the work experience in a community of peers.

The Internship Process:
»The most effective way to promote your internship opportunity is through Job Spot, our Westmont career resource site. Internship and volunteer service opportunities are approved on a case by case basis.
» As much as possible, we try to line up the student's schedule with the employer’s needs within the semester calendar. Ideally, a fall internship would start up in late August or early September and end in early December. A spring semester internship would start in January and conclude at the end of April.
» Once an employer has agreed to hire an intern, the site supervisor must approve of the internship by means of an electronic signature. This happens after the intern launches an on-line form (called the Internship Learning Agreement Form aka "ILAF").
This is emailed directly to the site supervisor for his or her approval and an opportunity to view Westmont's Memorandum of Understanding.

» A student must be registered for an internship before he/she may officially log hours on site.
» Please refer to the chart below for information on the number of hours recommended for interns. During the academic calendar year, students generally work an average of 10 to 12 hours per week. However, they may work as few as 6 or as many as 20, depending upon the circumstances. The chart reflects numbers that allow for 12 weeks of internships including holiday breaks and finals week

UNITS
HOURS PER WEEK
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS
2 6 72
3 9 108
4 12 144

For more information, please contact:
Celia Howen
Associate Director
Career Development & Calling
chowen@westmont.edu