Our office strives to embody integrity, fairness, concern for student success, and quality customer service. The following information is given to inform you of our expectations.
Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship
To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:
- The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
- The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
- The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
- There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
- There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
- There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
- There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers
Policy regarding Discrimination & Harassment
Longwood University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Employers who recruit at Longwood must adhere to University's Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy, and the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.
If a student engaged in an activity sponsored by the University Career Center (including but not limited to workshops, job and internship fairs, information sessions, interviews, counseling sessions, internships, and job listings), believes any of the above listed policies may have been violated, he or she is urged to contact the University Career Center.
Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals
The University Career Center adheres to the Principles of Professional Practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). We expect all employers recruiting at Longwood University to follow these guidelines.