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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Gaining an Internship

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/sm/internship/gaininganinternship.html

Below is a list of steps to assist you with gaining an internship, registering for the internship credits, what assignments to complete during your internship, and how to finalize your internship. Remember to ask your adviser and internship supervisors if you have questions about your internship; they are there to help and advise you.

Undergraduate Student Internships

Step 1: Apply for internships with sport organizations

Step 2: Read internship syllabus and follow the checklist provided:

a. Syllabus

b. Checklist

c. [PDF] Rubric for Final Projects (85 KiB)

Step 3: Once an internship has been obtained with a sport or physical activity related organization, you must meet with your site supervisor and have s/he complete the Site Supervisor Form. You must have an electronic copy of this form and be able to upload it to the online application in Step 4.

a. [DOC] Site Supervisor Form (30 KiB)

Step 4: Students must fill out an: Online Internship Application in order to be able to register for the appropriate Applied Sport Business or Internship credits. Please read through the information, student expectations, responsibilities, and have your internship goals and objectives prepared prior to completing the form. Incomplete applications will not be processed and you will need to reapply if you did not attach/provide the necessary information.

Sept 5: Once your application has been submitted, reach out to the internship supervisor for the semester so you can obtain the final permission to register for 488 and/or 496. Then register for the proper number of credits once permission has been provided.

Step 6: Each week fill out the Weekly Report form and submit it online by 11 A.M. Monday morning to the Weekly Report Submission link provided in "C" below.

a. Weekly Log Form (blank)

b. [PDF] Example of Weekly Log (431 KiB)

c. SUBMIT UNDERGRADUATE DOCUMENTS HERE 

Step 7: Have your internship site supervisor complete the supervisor [PDF] Mid-term Evaluation Form (1 MiB) half way through your internship and submit it with your Weekly Report form as indicated in Step 6.

Step 8: Half way through your 450 internship hours, set up a phone evaluation between your site supervisor and university supervisor.

Step 9: Upon completing your internship, have your internship site supervisor complete the [PDF] Final Evaluation Form (1 MiB) and submit it with your Weekly Report form as indicated in Step 6.

Step 10: After completing your internship, submit your final project to D2L/BrightSpace. Guidelines for final projects can be found on the syllabus listed above.

Graduate Student Internships

All students will be supervised in their internship by their advisor. Over the course of your graduate program, students will register for HP 688: Applied Sport Business (3-6 credits) and HP 698: Internship (3-6 credits). The Applied Sport Business course will only be offered in the spring and summer semesters while the internship class is offered year round.

Step 1: Apply for internships with sport organizations

Step 2: Read internship syllabus and follow the checklist provided

[PDF] Syllabus (133 KiB)

[PDF] Checklist (167 KiB)

Step 3: Once an internship has been obtained with a sport, fitness, or physical activity related organization, you must meet with your site supervisor and have s/he complete the Site Supervisor Form. You must have an electronic copy of this form and be able to upload it to the online application in Step 4. 

a. [DOC] Site Supervisor Form (30 KiB)

Step 4: Students must fill out an: Online Internship Application in order to be able to register for the appropriate Applied Sport Business or Internship credits. Please read through the information, student expectations, responsibilities, and have your internship goals and objectives prepared prior to completing the form. Incomplete applications will not be processed and you will need to reapply if you did not attach/provide the necessary information.

Sept 5: Once your application has been submitted, reach out to the internship supervisor for the semester so you can obtain the final permission to register for 688 and/or 698. Then register for the proper number of credits once permission has been provided.

Step 6: Each week fill out the Weekly Report form and submit it online by 11 A.M. Monday morning to the Weekly Report Submission link provided in "C" below.

a. Weekly Log Form (blank)

b. [PDF] Example of Weekly Log (431 KiB)

c. SUBMIT GRADUATE DOCUMENTS HERE

Step 7: Have your internship supervisor complete the Supervisor [PDF] Mid-term Evaluation Form (1 MiB) and submit it with your Weekly Report form as indicated in Step 6. 

Step 8: Half way through your 450 internship hours, set up a phone evaluation between your site supervisor and university supervisor.

Step 9: Upon completing your internship, have your internship supervisor complete the [PDF] Final Evaluation Form (1 MiB) and submit it with your Weekly Report form as indicated in Step 6. 

Step 10: After completing your internship, submit your final project to D2L/BrightSpace. Guidelines for final projects can be found on the syllabus listed above.