SHU has established specific requirements for students in internship, including professional and ethical expectations of students prior to searching and accepting internships.
To be eligible for an internship, you must:
- Have completed 30 credits of course work at Seton Hall University; if you are a transfer student, you must complete one full semester at the university
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (some academic departments may have higher minimum GPA expectations for credit-bearing internships)
- Review and sign the Student Agreement
- Before beginning an internship search, make an appointment to meet with a career advisor who will guide you through the internship search process. This may include:
- Establishing your personal profile on Navigator
- Preparing a professional resume
- Attending a recommended workshop on interviewing skills
Once you have completed the above, your career advisor will give you full access to Navigator and you can apply for internships through the system. Students who find an internship before completing these steps should contact The Career Center immediately upon receiving an offer to ensure the internship meets with University standards.
Internships need to be a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 10 consecutive weeks. The Career Center staff, in collaboration with faculty, will determine whether the description meets the University’s criteria, including a level of responsibility that will allow students to increase their confidence level and develop professional skills. The sponsoring organization will need to provide progressive responsibilities over time, if an intern remains with the organization for an additional semester.
The University requires all students to record internships on the Internship Form. This applies whether or not you earn credit and regardless of how you obtained the position — through Navigator or an outside source. Note that completion of this form does not mean that your internship has been approved. Once the form is submitted you will receive an email from The Career Center that may require further follow-up. Please contact your career advisor if you have any questions regarding this form.