Hands-on experience and skill development is a key component of ITU’s pedagogy. We recognize how important internships are in transferring course theory, concepts, and skills from a graduate program to a career in the student’s field of study. For this reason, we are committed to linking the classroom with relevant industry experience. As affirmed by the university’s Academic Quality Committee (AQC), ITU requires students to participate in an internship (one credit hour for part-time, three credit hours for full-time, up to a maximum of 10 credit hours per degree) from the first trimester as a core part of the curriculum for all of ITU’s master degree programs.
ITU is proud to offer a strong internship program that is required for all students in graduate degree programs.
Internships are managed through enrollment in INT 593, a course that may be taken for a maximum of ten credit hours over the course of an academic program. ITU reviews each internship request on an individual basis to ensure that it is consistent with the student’s coursework and academic policies. For ITU students in F-1 international student status, the internship request must also meet the standards found in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations – 8 CFR § 214.2(f)(10)(i).
ITU’s internship eligibility requirements, academic components and expectations, procedures and due dates, and conditions are presented below.
Important Start and End Date for Fall 2018 Internship:
September 4, 2018 – December 16, 2018
|Internship Request Types||Internship Request Window|
|Continuing Internship Provider Requests||July 9, 2018 – August 24, 2018 (5 PM) - No Exceptions(Internship will start Sept. 4, 2018)|
|New Internship Provider Requests||July 9, 2018 – August 24, 2018 (5 PM) - No Exceptions(Internship will start Sept. 4, 2018)|
|Newly Admitted Students Only (New Internship Provider Request)||July 9, 2018 – August 24, 2018 (5 PM) - No Exceptions
(Internship may start as early as Sept. 4, 2018) (Newly admitted Fall 2018 students who submit an application between August 24th (5:01 pm) through August 31st (5 PM) will be subjected to a start date of September 17, 2018)
|Change of Internship Provider For those that have already been approved for an internship.||September 4, 2018 – October 26, 2018 (5 PM)(Internship will start at least one week after submission)|
Download, fill out, and upload to the corresponding Submission Online Forms.
Internship Submission Form - Online Form
Submit your Internship request form (one of the forms above), Internship Cooperative Agreement form, and Internship Offer letter to the corresponding Submission Form below.