NEC ACADEMIC GUIDELINES FOR INTERNSHIPS
As stated in the New England College Academic Catalog, NEC recognizes the important of integrating academics with learning experiences outside of the classroom. As well as participating in community service and volunteer work, students may elect internships within their major or minor disciplines. Specific guidelines for internships may be established by individual disciplines, but all internships are governed by the following regulations:
* Internships are available to mature students of junior or senior status (60 credits or more), exhibiting emotional maturity and a strong sense of responsibility, with good academic standing (meeting both College-wide and major-specific standards). Students must have at least half of the major requirements completed. Students are accepted into the internship program by an approval of a majority of the faculty within the sponsoring disciplines.
* Internships may take place only at sites approved by the discipline.
* Internships are conducted according to a contract jointly developed by the student, faculty sponsor, and internship site supervisor (employer). Ordinarily, completed internship contracts must be submitted to the head of the Collegium or Division and the Registrar no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the internship will take place.
* Internships may be awarded from 1 to 16 credits. The amount of credit awarded for an individual internship is determined by the discipline and dependent on the complexity of the internship experience, the amount of conventional academic work assigned, and the amount of time spent on-site by the student intern.
* No more than 16 internship credits may be applied towards the total credits required for graduation. Some disciplines allow fewer than 16 credits to be applied to major requirements.
* Tuition for internships is the same as for other College courses, and is subject to the same charges for overloads (18 or more credits).