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What better way to gain valuable work experience than through Broward College’s Internship Program!

An internship allows you to temporarily work for an employer in a field related to your career aspirations while gaining college credits at the same time!

Broward College defines an internship as:

  • Any short-term, supervised work experience specifically related to a student’s declared major, for which the student earns academic credit.
  • The internship should provide the student with a meaningful experience directly related to their course of study.
  • Students are required to complete 144 work hours, and all internship course assignments in order to complete the (3) credit internship course.
Student Eligibility:
  • Currently enrolled in a degree program at BC
  • Completed 24 college credits
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
Benefits of an Internship:
  • Earn academic credit
  • Gain practical experience and job knowledge
  • Explore career opportunities related to your field of study
  • Network and make valuable contacts in your professional field
Students with the following AS/AAS majors should contact the department for internship information:
 
Automotive Service Management  Environmental Science Nuclear Medicine
Automotive Technology Fitness and Recreation Management Nursing
Building Construction Global Trade & Logistics Physical Therapist Assistant
Digital Media/Multimedia Graphic Design Radiation Therapy
Dental Hygiene Health Information Management Radiography
Emergency Medical Services Legal Assisting Respiratory Care
Engineering Technology/Biomedical Track Marine Engineering Management Sonography (Ultrasound)
Early Childhood Education Music Technology Vision Care
             
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students in F1 visa status are eligible to participate in an internship if they meet the following requirements:
  1. Have one year in valid F1 status.
  2. Must be in good academic standing.
  3. The internship is an integral part of the student's degree program.
  4. Students must be enrolled in the internship class for the term they will be employed.
  5. Must have been offered a job and have the name and address of the employer.
To apply for the internship approval, please contact the International Student Admissions Office for an appointment at 954-201-7467 or 954-201-7468.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE STUDENTS
Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree should contact the department for internship information.
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Congratulations on meeting the internship eligibility requirements. You are now ready to take the following steps in starting an internship:
  1. Register on the Broward College online job board and upload a current resume.
  2. Sign up for a MANDATORY internship orientation. Dates are posted on the Broward College online job board.
  3. Secure an internship related to your field of study. Various ways in which to secure an internship will be explained during the internship orientation.
  4. Obtain internship offer letter on company letterhead and bring it to a career center personnel.
  5. Meet with a faculty internship advisor to complete the internship process. Career center personnel will match you with the appropriate Faculty Internship Advisor.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
Students are required to complete the following if they are offered an internship:
  • Meet with assigned Faculty Internship Advisor to create measurable learning outcomes, review internship course book, discuss mid-term and end-of-term projects, and sign the Broward College Internship Agreement
  • Pay for internship course after being registered by District Academic Affairs
  • Internship Faculty Advisor will send request for student to be registered for appropriate internship course
  • Arrange a consultation with the workplace site supervisor to obtain signature for the Broward College Internship Agreement, discuss learning objectives and job duties, create work schedule, and discuss employer expectations
  • Perform appropriate professional-level duties and responsibilities under the supervision of workplace site supervisor, keeping a time log of work hours
  • Communicates and meets with Faculty Internship Advisor throughout the internship concerning job duties and responsibilities, work schedule, mid-term project and end-of-term project, and any concerns that occur during the internship
  • Submit all paperwork and completed assignments promptly to the Faculty Internship Advisor
  • Fulfill the required amount of working hours (144 hours for 3 credits)
  • Display a high level of professionalism throughout your internship experience
  • Learn as a result of the work experience
Thank you for your interest in Broward College’s Internship Program.  Your participation helps shape the career development of our students and serves as an essential function of South Florida’s local workforce development efforts.
 
Broward College defines an internship as any short-term, faculty-led, supervised work experience specifically related to a student’s declared major, for which a student earns academic credits. The internship should provide the student with a meaningful experience directly related to specific learning outcomes in his/her course of study. The Faculty Internship Advisor ultimately approves the suitability of the internship for course credit.  Review the Internship EDGE Employer Guide to learn more about the program.
 
Employers should post internship opportunities 60 days prior to internship course registration deadline:
 
Internship Course Registration Deadline​ Employer Deadline to Post Internship Opportunity​
January 1st​ ​November 1st
May 1st March 1st
August 15th ​June15th
     Note: Students are required to complete 144 working hours per term for a (3) credit course.     
 
Benefits of Internship to Employers
  • Aid in the professional development of South Florida’s future employees
  • Directly impact an intern’s career goals and educational progress
  • An intern can provide you with creative, diverse ideas and fresh perspective
  • Strengthen the bond between education and industry
  • Helps to identify potential future hires
  • Fulfill a civic and professional responsibility by providing students with real work experience
  • Build relationships with local colleges
How Does an Employer Participate in the Broward College Internship Program?
  • Register at Broward College online job board
  • Once your organization has been approved you will have access to post your internship opportunity.
  • Click the “internship” option in the “Type of Job” area.
  • Upload a detailed internship job description
  • Proceed with normal hiring practices
  • Present an offer letter intern with detailed internship job duties on company letterhead to the BC student
EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILTY
  • Once a Broward College student is chosen to work with your company/institution as an intern the workplace site supervisor is responsible for the following:
  • Sign the Broward College Internship Agreement
  • Review, discuss and sign off on the student’s measureable learning objectives
  • Develop a work schedule that does not interfere with student’s college coursework
  • Provide work duties/assignment/tasks relevant to the student’s learning objectives
  • Serves as mentor and advises student
  • Notify Internship Faculty Advisor of any change in the student’s employment status
  • Review and sign off on the student’s Internship Log
  • Complete the Employer Internship Evaluation at the conclusion of the internship
  • Discuss the student’s progress with the Faculty Internship Advisor
It is important that you comply with federal labor laws. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the US Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (Internships).
 
The purpose of the Internship Faculty Advisor role is to guide students through a meaningful internship experience directly related to their course of study. Full time faculty credentialed to teach in discipline aligned to internship course are eligible to participate. Internship Faculty Advisors are allowed to guide a maximum of six students per term.  Faculty members who are interested in serving as an Internship Faculty Advisor should contact the Director of Academic Affairs.

FACULTY INTERNSHIP ADVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Meet with student to develop measureable learning outcomes, mid-term and end-of-term projects, and review Internship Course Book
  • Sign Broward College Internship Agreement
  • Sends request to Director of Academic Affairs to register student for internship course
  • Arrange a consultation with workplace site supervisor to discuss internship assignments and expectations
  • Visit employer work site at least once to ensure student is working and learning in a safe, professional work environment
  • Meets with student throughout internship to discuss assignments, evaluates student job performance and overall internship experience as it relates to the pre-determined learning objectives
  • Ensures students completes entire course book and assignments
  • Assign and submit student grades
  • Submit final internship paperwork to Director for Academic Affairs

Broward College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding
the non-discrimination policies and Title IX may be directed to: Equity Coordinator Dr. Denese Edsall, Executive Director, Human Resources, 6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309,
(954) 201-7502, dedsall@broward.edu