The Hendrix Internship Program provides
students with the opportunity to gain additional experience in their
areas of study and to explore potential career and vocational strengths and interests.
The structure of the program offers a platform for students to apply
classroom theories to the solutions of actual work place problems as
well as investigate whether a specific career path is relevant and
exciting for their personal goals. Internship site supervisors assist
interns by providing training, projects and direct supervision
throughout the semester/summer, while faculty internship sponsors help
provide an academic reference point for real world experiences. Interns
also participate in a professional development class through the Office
of Career Services to help support and guide them through the process. The combination of activities, hands
on-experience, and reflection provides a rich environment for academic,
personal and career-oriented growth.
To participate in the internship
program, students must be at least sophomore level and in good academic
standing with the College. All participating students must fully
complete an Internship Proposal Packet (available through the Career
Services office) before starting an internship.
Internships can satisfy certain credit types within the academic field:
- Academic Course Grade (letter grade counts toward GPA),
- Academic Course Credit (CR grade, counts toward graduation and as a scheduled class),
- Odyssey Credit (Pre-approved for PL credit).
one academic course grade or academic course credit internship will be
allowed to count as a course credit toward graduation unless a second credit comes from an internship required by a comprehensive, study-away program approved by the College. Potential internship funding may be pursued via
the Hendrix Odyssey Program.
In order to be considered an “internship” at Hendrix College, the following rules apply:
experiences that do not meet these criteria may still qualify as
“professional field experiences” appropriate for Odyssey credit in the
Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling offers distinctive programming
that assists students in the exploration and integration of their
vocational passions, career aspirations, and calling.