Culinary and hospitality students must complete internships as part of the requirement for graduation.
Students who are interested in pursuing academic credit should take note of the following requirements and academic approval process. Any student enrolled in a program requiring an internship should consult their academic department first before starting the approval process. Not all required internships follow the process outlined below.
Students who have secured an internship and would like to pursue academic credit should:
- Review the internship checklist.
- Review internship forms:
Students who want to pursue an academic internship need to have completed 12 credit hours and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Students are required to work with a faculty advisor who will oversee the term of the internship. Students who have a preferred faculty member identified should secure authorization from that faculty member prior to starting the internship. Career Services can assist students who do not have a faculty member identified.
- All internship positions need to be approved by Career Services and the appropriate academic department.
- Academic internships must coincide with an appropriate academic term. The Career Services Center can assist students with the available options.
- All internship hours must be completed during the same term the student is enrolled in the internship class.
- Academic credit is earned by completing the required work hours and the academic assignments
identified by the faculty advisor.
Earned Internship Credit
- 75 work hours + coursework = 1 credit
- 150 work hours + coursework = 2 credits
- 225 work hours + coursework = 3 credits
- 300 work hours + coursework = 4 credits
Frequently Asked Questions
Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
Tracey Dulceak, Program Support Specialist
Jim Mulyk, Chair, Hospitality
David Kramer, Chair, Associate Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts
Tim Meyers, Chair, Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts
Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219