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The Process of Hosting an Intern

Steps for Sponsors to Take to Host an Intern

Determine your need and internship structure

First determine what role your intern will take, and create a position description, similar to that of a job. The description should include requirements for applicants, application instructions, and contact information. Determine the structure the internship will take, who will supervise the intern, and what schedule you will expect an intern to keep. You will also want to make sure that the intern has office space and any resources they will need to work for you (computer, desk, software, tools, etc.)

Get the word out

Promote the internship opportunity by registering your company and posting to www.MICAnetwork.com, our free online opportunity database. Click "Employer Log In" to complete your registration and post your internship. You may also email the Career Development office at careerdevelopment@mica.edu.

Collect and review applications

Students will contact you directly, if they are interested in the internship opportunity, utilizing the application method you specified in your internship posting. You will be able to review applicants and hire an intern that you feel is an appropriate fit.

Complete a Learning Contract with your intern

Once you have made an agreement with a MICA student intern, they will be asked to complete a digital Learning Contract to solidify the internship. The intern's supervisor will be required to approve this contract through our www.MICAnetwork.com system.  The Learning Contract must be approved by the internship site, the Career Development Office, and the student's department chairperson before the student is allowed to begin working.