Employer Internship Information
Undergraduate professional work experience, by any name, is praised by students, faculty and employers. It is considered one of the most valuable components of a student's education. Experiential learning, which includes both cooperative education and internships, allows students to integrate classroom theory with on-the-job, hands-on work experiences.
While in the field, a student's formal education is reinforced as it is put into practice. When the student returns to the classroom, the student has a deeper understanding of the material taught and is able to enrich classroom discussion with relevant personal work experience. Meanwhile, employers are often conducting semester long "interviews" having found internships and co-op positions to be a very effective recruitment tool. Many times this results in full time employment after graduation.
Co-ops/Internships are arranged on a semester basis. (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) Job assignments may be part-time (usually spring or fall) or full-time (usually summer or winter) and length of assignment may vary according to employers needs. The minimum number of hours that an employer must supply is 135 or 120 for Psychology students.
Employers from all different geographic locations can post Co-op/Internship positions for our students. Many of our students are from the northeast, but some are from other parts of the country and the world and some are willing to travel for the work experience.
Post your Co-op/Internship job description in our online database called HAWKS HUNT. You must first register yourself as an employer in this database before you can begin posting positions.
Details - Employers hosting an intern from RWU must:
Fill out the performance evaluation form(s) which will be sent directly to the student's work supervisor during the semester. Completed evaluations are forwarded to the student's faculty sponsor to be considered when awarding a grade for the internship experience.
Provide the opportunity for a brief site visit to be performed if requested.
If you are interested in providing a Co-op/Internship opportunity, please login to HAWKS HUNT and supply your information. Contact the Career Center with any questions.
Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship
To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:
The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
Taken from the NACEweb.org site at: http://www.naceweb.org/connections/advocacy/internship_position_paper/#sthash.32k3Rr6C.dpuf
For posting positions at the Career Center; please login to HAWKS HUNT
If you are new with your organization and unsure if someone else is already a registered user, just contact us and we can walk you through the update.
Once you are registered, simply follow the prompts to add/edit/delete jobs at your convenience. Access is free. Students and alumni will be using HAWKS HUNT to access full-time, Co-op/Internship, part-time, and summer opportunities.
To maximize the effectiveness of your posting, please develop a job description (no more than a few paragraphs) that includes details of the job and the skills and education necessary to be a successful candidate.
Once you have posted the position, feel free to update it at any time and inactivate it once it has been filled. If you have any problems at all, please contact us (e-mail, phone, and fax are below). If you would like to participate in the On-Campus Recruiting program, please click here.
HAWKS HUNT Policy
To participate in HAWKS HUNT you and your organization must comply with all equal employment opportunity (EEO) standards. All postings must contain accurate information about the position(s) offered, as well as the organization offering employment.
As a private institution of higher education and to protect the members of its community, Roger Williams University maintains a strict non-solicitation and advertising policy covering its entire campus. As such, the Career Center will not accept internship and/or job postings that require students to solicit and/or recruit from within our community. Any vendor who wishes to sell products or services on campus should contact the University’s Purchasing Office.
We will not post any job or position that requires a financial investment on the part of our students/alumni. Additionally, any interaction with RWU students/alumni must be in compliance with the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct at naceweb.org/principles/principl.html.
We will not accept any postings from third-party vendors unless the vendor is recruiting for their own organization. We do not accept positions from organizations that place applicants in volunteer or paid positions with other organizations.
Information you gather here will be for the sole use of recruiting for open positions at your organization and will not be shared outside your organization or used for any other reason. The Career Center reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse any employer profile, job posting, or login account at any time.
The Career Center reserves the right to advertise your positions on social media sites such as the Roger Williams University Career Center Facebook Fan Page, the Roger Williams University Alumni Group on LinkedIn and the Roger Williams University Career Center Twitter account.
EMPLOYERS ONLY: By going to HAWKS HUNT, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy.