Academic Internship Program
The Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC) Academic Internship Program provides field-of-study-related work experience for students who are pursuing a degree and/or certificates in one of the approved programs of study and establishes and strengthens the relationship between the Company and the College in order to ensure mutual reinforcement between college curricula and the world of work. The program is an educational opportunity based upon a cooperative arrangement by the College and employers to provide practical work experiences for students.
To provide qualified SUSCC students with supervised, work-based learning experiences through on-the-job work related to their field of study before graduation.
To make available occupational experiences designed to assist interns in determining the professional fields for which they may be suited and identifying personal and professional areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
To provide a no-obligation recruiting line of talent to the Company.
To provide an avenue for the Company to express workforce needs and feedback regarding education and workforce alignment.
To be considered for participation in the internship program, an applicant must:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be eligible for employment in the United States.
Currently have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
Have completed English Composition I with a C or better.
Have completed at least one math course (MTH100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher) with a C or better.
Have completed 12 credit hours at Southern Union State Community College. Credit hours earned through dual enrollment may be counted towards the 12-credit-hour requirement.
Be enrolled in an approved program of study.
Have successfully completed the required coursework (see below) for the student's program of study with a C or better.
Submit a program application packet consisting of the application, resume, instructor recommendation, and all college transcripts.
|Approved Program of Study||Required Coursework|
|Business Management & Entrepreneurship||BUS100 Introduction to Business
One additional program elective
|Business Management & Entrepreneurship - Accounting||BUS100 Introduction to Business
BUS241 Principles of Accounting I
|Information Systems||BUS100 Introduction to Business
CIS199 Network Communications
|Office Management & Support Technology||BUS100 Introduction to Business
CIS146 Microcomputer Applications
|Office Management & Support Technology - Medical Office Specialist||BUS100 Introduction to Business
OAD211 Medical Terminology
|Other||To be determined based on the program of study.|
Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee internship placement. Additional factors that influence placement include, but are not limited to, position availability and requirements, and the hiring company.
Note: Transient students are not eligible to participate in the Academic Internship Program.
The following procedures will be followed in selecting internship participants.
The College representative will contact students who have submitted a complete Academic Internship Program application packet and who meet the eligibility requirements via SUSCC email to schedule an in-house interview.
After the in-house interview, students approved to participate in the Academic Internship Program must sign the Intern Memorandum of Agreement to initiate the Company match process.
As internship opportunities are received, a College representative will submit the approved intern's application packet for the Company to review.
Individual companies will make interview selections, interview, make employment selections, and provide job offers contingent upon individual company hiring practices, which may include drug screening and background check results.
Companies and students will inform the College representative of internship offers and acceptance or rejection of offers.
Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Internship Placement Monday, April 3, 2023
Applicants will be contacted by SUSCC email to schedule an in-house interview before the Spring 2023 Semester concludes.
Students interested in securing an internship should complete the Academic Internship Program Application by the deadline mentioned above.
Upon acceptance in the Academic Internship Program, Interns must complete the Intern Memorandum of Agreement to initiate the Company match process.
To express interest in hiring a SUSCC Academic Internship Program Intern, Companies must complete the Company Memorandum of Agreement. As qualified interns are identified, you will be contacted to begin the interview selection process.
If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Tyler Laye, Director of Academic Programs, at email@example.com or (334) 745-6437, Ext. 5424.
To offer an internship placement to a SUSCC Intern, Companies must complete the Academic Internship Placement Offer.
Southern Union State Community College Academic Internship Program Handbook