BAS Internship

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Bachelor in Applied Management Internship is to give students who are well advanced in their undergraduate program the opportunity to experience the links between theory and practice through application in a work setting of the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom.

GOALS

At the end of the internship, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the focus area (e.g., operations, marketing, human resources) of their internship experience
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge of effective management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the time commitments and responsibilities of managers in their internship field
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the host organization’s structure, policies, and practices
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills

LINKS TO CORE CURRICULUM

The Learning Agreement for internships will identify specific, applicable deliverables, drawn from the Bachelor in Applied Management program’s core courses' learning outcomes. Internships will incorporate objectives from core coursework.

DESCRIPTION

Each student must complete 250 hours of internship for a total of 5 credits. 

  • One credit of Internship = 50 clock hours
  • Internship may be paid or unpaid
  • Internship may be in the Private, Public, Non-Profit, or Tribal Sectors
  • Students may intern at their current place of employment. In those instances, the Intern may not perform work that they already do as part of their regular job.
  • The student, in consultation with the Site Supervisor (i.e., employer) and Internship Coordinator, will complete an Enrollment Form and Learning Agreement prior to enrolling in the internship class. This document outlines the deliverables and expectations of the internship experience and serves as an agreement between the parties involved.
  • Prior to the Internship, the student, Site Supervisor and Internship Coordinator will meet to review both forms and sign the Learning Agreement.
  • Students may begin their internships once they have completed 45 credits towards their Bachelor's degree at Peninsula College.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of 250 hours
  • Completion of the Learning Agreement deliverables
  • Completion and submittal of a Weekly Journal and Time Sheet to the BAS Internship Coordinator
  • Completion of all performance evaluations (midpoint and final)

EMPLOYER INTERNSHIP REQUESTS

If you represent an employer or agency that would like to hire an intern from the BAS program, please complete the ONLINE REQUEST FORM. (THIS FORM IS FOR EMPLOYERS TO REQUEST INTERNSHIPS AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR STUDENTS TO COMPLETE.)

  • Requesting a BAS Intern does not guarantee an Intern
  • It is up to the employer to interview and screen the internship applicants. The employer may perform reference checks, background checks, interviews, or any other screening activity that would apply to a regular employee.
  • Only students who provide an Enrollment Form and Learning Agreement and who are enrolled in good standing in the BAS program are eligible to apply for and receive credit for the BAS Internship.
  • Internships may be paid or unpaid, depending on the employer's decision to do so. 

EVALUATION

The Site Supervisor will provide feedback to the student on his/her performance throughout the Internship.

The Internship Coordinator will check in with the Site Supervisor and Intern mid-quarter and at the end of the quarter. Credits are earned on a Pass/Fail basis.

For further information about Bachelor's Program Internships, please contact:

Internship Coordinator
Ron Bell
(360) 417-6327
rbell2@pencol.edu

STATEMENT

Peninsula College provides equal educational and employment opportunities, services and benefits to students and employees in accordance with provisions of the Washington Law Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60) http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/ , Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (which amends Title VII and other federal civil rights statutes); Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and other state and federal laws and regulations concerning employment and admission to programs and activities. Peninsula College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Employees are also protected from discrimination for filing a whistleblower complaint with the Washington State Auditor. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies including those related to Section 504, Title II, and Title IX: Human Resource Officer, Human Resources office, (360) 417-6212.