• About

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Internship Program at Missouri Valley College is to provide students a means to integrate academic theories and principles with practical job experience through cooperative education in a real-world setting, thereby reinforcing and expanding classroom learning while preparing students for postgraduate employment or continuing education.


    1. To ensure that students have access to and include experiential learning courses in their academic programs to apply course content and gain relevant academic, personal and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to become work-ready and civically engaged citizens upon graduation.

    2. Build strong partnerships with employers and community partners to produce strong learning environments for students while meeting workforce development needs.

    Internships are culminating experiences associated with course credit in which the student works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training associated with their particular field of study. Student internships provide opporunities for students to gain experience in their field, apply what they have learned, and create a network of professional contacts.

    An internship may be paid, unpaid or partially paid (in the form of a stipend).

    Missouri Valley Internship Contact Hours/Credit Hour (minimum):

    1 credit hour = 50 contact hours

    2 credit hours = 100 contact hours

    3 credit hours = 150 contact hours

    4 or more = 50 contact hours/credit

    Every major and division has a different requirement for internship credit hours available. Please contact your advisor or the Division Dean or Chair for more information.

  • Process

    Initial Internship Application Process – All Majors


    Internship applicants must be in their final year of academic study. However, on occasion there may be an exception to this rule. Students must contact their academic advisor or program summary for specific requirements.

    Once the application is received by the Division Dean/Chair, they will review it and refer the student to a faculty internship supervisor. The student will then need to set up an appointment with the faculty supervisor.

    Student Internship Contract

    Once the student has met with the faculty supervisor, they will need to complete the Student Internship Contract and submit it to the faculty supervisor for final approval.

    The student must work with their faculty supervisor to identify appropriate learning outcomes for their internship experience. They must also list all activities and projects for meeting these objectives.

    NOTE: International Student Application

    International students need to complete all of the internship paperwork indicated above, but will also need to meet some additional requirements so that they may receive full credit for internships done in the USA and not jeopardize their status. International students must meet with the designated school official (DSO) for international students to make sure that this process is complete before being allowed to start their internship. In order to ensure that international students complete the paperwork, it will be necessary to obtain the appropriate signature of the DSO on the application form.

    For more information regarding internships, please read the Internship Handbook and contact your faculty advisor.

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