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BIOL4800: Internship – 3 credit hours

Catalog: Internships are supervised experiences in applied biology. The experience may include scientific investigation, environmental impact assessment, environmental educational program, biotechnology law or informatics. A faculty advisor will serve as academic coordinator and, in consultation with the work supervisor, determine the student’s grade. A comprehensive report will be submitted. Foundation work must be completed prior to registering.


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When should you start looking for an internship?

  • When you achieve 60 credit hours
  • 2 semesters in advance of anticipated start date

Who should you talk to about getting an internship?

  • Start with your mentor to determine if an internship is right for you.
    • You should be asking yourself:
      • What are my career goals?
      • What will help me get into graduate programs?
  • Then if you decide an internship is right for you, meet with your mentor to start the official process for submission to the Internship Committee about your Internship.

All internships currently are student driven and require approval before the start date.

What sorts of Internships are currently available?

  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary
  • Education
    • excludes Secondary Education majors
  • Public Health
  • Optometry
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Other

GGC is building the available internships every day. Students are currently expected to come up with their own opportunity for internship.

What will you be expected to complete for that semester?

  • Requires 100 - 120 work hours per semester.
  • Initial contract with advisor which includes the student’s goals for the project.
  • A mid-term and final evaluation from the site supervisor using a rubric.
  • Oral presentation last week of semester.
  • 15 minute talk/5 minutes questions
  • Poster presentation at closest convocation. (if possible)
  • Weekly student communication with academic coordinator via phone/email.
  • Monthly progress reports summarizing research/techniques/experience in internship.
  • Monthly communication between site supervisor and academic coordinator via phone/email.
  • Internship has to have scientific importance/relevance.
  • Midterm and Final semester paper summaries.
    • Research/techniques accomplished. (2-3 pages)
  • Career Services Workshops required (resume and interviewing skills).

What are the course objectives?

  • Gather accurate information about a possible career path.
  • Effectively use methodology associated with the profession such as the scientific method, problem solving in the work environment, or assuming responsible tasks of the profession.
  • Communicate in-depth scientific information effectively in oral and written form using appropriate terminology and charts/graphs.
  • Collect and analyze data and interpret results in chart/graph and oral/written form.
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