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Faculty Advisors for Credit Based internships

Biological Sciences
Prof. Kristin Lard: BioTech (klaird@rcc.mass.edu)
Prof. Stacey Olson: Laboratory Animal Care (soloson@rcc.mass.edu)

Broadcast Media
Prof. Justin Petty (jpetty@rcc.mass.edu)

Business Administration
Prof. Varnel Antoine (vantoine@rcc.mass.edu)

Criminal Justice
Prof. Michael Harris (mharris@rcc.mass.edu)

Early Childhood Education
Prof. Michelle Howard Harrel (mharre@rcc.mass.edu)

Information Systems Technology
Prof. Chiso Okafor (cokafor@rcc.mass.edu)

If you want to get credit for other departments meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education.

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For Credit Based Internships and Co-ops: students need to complete a minimum of 150 hours

For Non-Credit based internships- students must be compensated

  1. Fill out Employer Inquiry Form in order to provide a description of your organization and job description.
  2. Contact Coordinator of Cooperative Education for information about internship opportunities and what responsibilities are appropriate for an internship or co-op job.
  3. Coordinator will match students with opportunities that best aligns with student’ skills and academic and career goals.
  4. Interview Candidates.
  5. Fill out RCC Credited Internship Agreement (for credit-based internships only)
  6. Hire, train and oversee student(s).
  7. Provide a timekeeping system for credit based internships.
  8. Coordinator and/or Faculty Advisor will come for site visit.
  9. Evaluate intern (Employer Evaluation Form), co-op student by email survey.

For Career Fairs, Speaker Series and Other Recruiting opportunities contact the Coordinator of Cooperative Education

Learning Outcomes:

For specific department academic outcomes see Faculty Advisor

  • Develop technical skills and professional communications in a work setting.
  • Understand industry and organizational structures, culture, and ethics.
  • Apply and reflect on the connections to academic theory and practice.
  • Strengthen critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop awareness of self, others, and social responsibility in a work, career, and global context.
  • Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.

For Faculty

Deadline to apply for RCC Internship Program (for credit only):
 
  • Summer 2017: Friday, May 12th, 2017
  • Fall 2017: Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Friday, December 15th 2017

For Credit Based internships

  1. Identify students for internships and refer them to the Career Development Website.
  2. Encourage students to sign up for an Informational Workshop online (Required for Credited students the semester before internship begins).
  3. Sign Faculty Internship Advisor Approval Form.
  4. Share any additional information with Coordinator of Cooperative Education.

For Non Credit Based Internships

  1. Identify students for internships and refer them to the Career Development Website.
  2. Encourage students to sign up for an Informational Workshop.
  3. Encourage them to meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education or Career Navigator.

For Students

RCC Internships/Host Sites
  • ABCD Inc
  • Access Framingham Television
  • BNN TV
  • Boston College IT Department
  • The Caribbean Foundation of Boston
  • Fire Code Designs, LLC
  • Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk/Arthur J. Gallagher Co.
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Harvard University Library
  • Jewish Arts Collaborative
  • Jubilee Christian Church
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • New England Aquarium
  • The Office of the Attorney General
  • The Office of the Governor
  • On the Rise, Inc.
  • South End Technology Center
  • State Street Financial Services
  • Suffolk County Sherriff Office
  • Timothy Smith Network
  • Winchester Engineering and Analytical Center - FDA
RCC Clinical Sites
  • Beth Israel Needham
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Lemuel Shattuck Hospital 
  • New England Baptist

For Credit Based Internships and Co-ops: students need to complete a minimum of 150 hours

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For Credit Based Internships and Co-ops

You must complete the following the semester before the internship

Eligibility

  • Possess a 2.00 or above GPA.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Completion of English Composition 101.
  • Completion 3 courses in your major (or the courses mandated by your program).

Deadline to apply for RCC Internship Program (for credit only):

  • Summer 2017: Friday, May 12th, 2017
  • Fall 2017: Friday, August 18th, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Friday, December 15th 2017

Steps

  1. Complete RCC Career Development and Internship (CDI) Application.
  2. Sign up for an Informational Workshop before deadline.
  3. Meet with your Faculty Advisor you have the perquisites needed for the course.
  4. Meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education to discuss internship placement.
  5. Attend 1 more required Workshop of your choice (Resume Writing, Mock Interviews, Linkedin).
  6. Look for internships! Research firms/companies/organizations (The Coordinator, Department and YOU will look for internships).
  7. Secure internship and you and the employer will fill out the Student Credited Internship Agreement.
  8. Obtain a Faculty Internship Advisor Form before the enrollment class. You need permission before you enroll.
  9. Sign the Career Services Code of Conduct
  10. Register for internship course the semester before course begins (requires sign-off register- see Faculty Internship Advisor Form).

During Internship

  1. Fulfill learning objectives by attending Faculty class or meetings and completing any assignments.
  2. Document time with Employer.
  3. Complete final Student Internship Evaluation.
  4. Congrats! You completed!

Non-Credit Based Internships, Part-time Employment

  1. Complete an Internship Application.
  2. Sign up for an Informational Workshop before deadline.
  3. Meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education or Career Navigator (non credit-students) to discuss internship placement.
  4. Attend 1 more required Workshop of your choice (Resume Writing, Mock Interviews, Linkedin).
  5. Look for internships! Research firms/companies/organizations (The Coordinator, Department and YOU will look for internships).
  6. Sign the Career Services Code of Conduct
  7. Start Internship.

During Internship

  1. Complete final Student Internship Evaluation which will be emailed at the end of the semester.
  2. Congrats! You completed.

Volunteer/Other Opportunities

  1. Fill out an Internship Application.
  2. Meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education or Career Navigator (non-credit students) to discuss opportunities.

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