Internship Program

INTERNSHIP-FOR-CREDIT PROGRAM FOR RMI MAJORS

The internship-for-credit program allows students to earn three course credits by combining practical industry-related work experience with academic requirements. The course credits can be used as elective credits within the major and internships can be completed during any semester (fall, spring, or summer).

STEPS FOR PARTICIPATION:

1. OBTAIN AN INTERNSHIP: Students are required to obtain a position with an insurance company, consulting firm, financial services firm, insurance agency/brokerage, or in a related area of a major corporation. Students can find their own opportunities as well as use the Career Center and department resources. 

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2. OBTAIN APPROVAL OF THE COMPANY: Students should complete the online form (below) once they have obtained an internship. The company will be contacted directly to obtain some information about the internship, including primary duties and responsibilities. While some clerical tasks are commonly part of the experience by engaging in activities and working on projects that enhance their understanding of the industry and specific job functions. This will be the primary deciding factor in determining whether the internship is approved.

3. FINISH THIS FORM AND COMPLETE INTERNSHIP AND CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Once the internship has been approved, following the completion of the online form, the student will be enrolled in RMI 4941 Internship course. Termination of the internship without prior approval from the student's faculty advisor will result in an unsatisfactory grade in the course.

While the student will be provided with a syllabus by the instructor of record for the course, the student's grade will be determined based on the following course requirements: (1) employer mid-internship evaluation; (2) employer final internship evaluation; (3) weekly journals; (4) one-page summary of the internship experience; (5) student evaluation form; and (6) paper on a topic approved by the instructor of record. Students will receive a letter grade for this course.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Lynne McChristian at 850-645-1020 or lmcchristian@business.fsu.edu

INTERNSHIP COURSE REQUEST AND AGREEMENT FORM