You are considered approved and registered for an international internship only after the Learning Contract form has been received and signed by the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement.
Requirements for International Internships — before leaving the United States:
Information is available on the website links below:
1. International Travel Registration: Students need to complete this form online.
2. Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). Application information and an explanation of coverage are available at the CSB/SJU Center for Global Education (CGE). CGE will enroll you in the insurance online and then charge your student account for the amount. The amount charged will vary depending on the length of your internship abroad.
As a reminder, students must register at the beginning of their internship. Credits cannot be earned after the internship is completed.
If you are participating in a Course #398 internship/field experience while on a CSB/SJU sponsored semester study abroad program you do not need to follow the registration process below.
Check with your academic department to determine whether the course #398 internship experience will count toward your experiential learning requirements. Contact the Center for Global Education (CGE) for information on how to apply for an international internship that is part of a study abroad program. The internship office does not administer internships that are part of a CSB/SJU sponsored semester study abroad program.
Begin the registration process for international internship credits the semester before you plan to intern by completing these steps:
1. Find a Faculty Moderator in the department where you plan to earn credits. The faculty moderator is typically a professor from whom you've taken a class or with whom you've developed a relationship. It's a good idea to talk to your faculty moderator during the planning stages of your internship and get a verbal agreement to moderate for your internship. For Global Business Leadership (GBUS) majors, the faculty moderator will be assigned by Steve Schwarz.
2. Determine the number of internship credits you want to earn. You may be able to earn credits in more than one department. When arranging credits in more than one department you will have two faculty moderators, two sets of goals, and two registration forms. Refer to the hours per credit guidelines to determine the minimum number of hours you need to work for the number of credits you want to earn. Students at CSB/SJU are allowed to earn a maximum of 16 internship credits during their 4 undergraduate years.
3. Check with your academic department about their requirements for earning internship credits and the maximum internship credits that you can count toward your major.
4. Make an appointment with a staff member of the CSB/SJU Internship Office by calling 320-363-5799. The Internship Office supports students in setting up academic credit for international internships on condition that the site, housing, and travel arrangements are discussed in advance with the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement. During this appointment staff will also review the international registration process and discuss the legal forms and the reports and evaluations required for participation in the program.
5. Since you'll be residing off campus during your internship, notify the Residential Life Office and get information about how to secure housing after you return to campus. Notify the Registrar's Office if you're moving to a new address for the internship.
6. Read the U.S. State Department travel warning (if any) for your host country.
7. Complete the Learning Contract before you leave the U.S. or within 1 week after your arrival at your internship destination. When you communicate with your internship site, or after you arrive at your international internship site, get as much information as you can from your site supervisor about the work you will be doing. Ask for a job description.
8. Your learning goals and tasks and strategies for achieving those goals should be typed in the spaces provided. Your faculty moderator will assign the means of evaluation.