Our student internship program is a career-oriented educational plan which integrates academic study with practical experience by means of alternating periods of classroom instruction with periods of employment. The internship program is designed to help you put into practice your classroom knowledge and skills in a work experience.


You must:

  • Have at least a 2.00 GPA.
  • Have on file a resume.
  • Obtain approval from the Division Chairperson to apply for an internship.
  • File an application in the Division Chair’s Office after completing 60 semester hours of course work or one semester in the major if transferring from another institution.
  • Complete your registration for an internship through the Registrar’s Office and Business Office before the internship assignment is processed.
  • Attend all required meetings and conferences with the coordinator of internship.
  • Be approved and recommended by the division chairperson.

Academic Credit

Semester hours awarded for internship are determined by the respective division; however, no internship may be less than eight (8) weeks in duration or awarded fewer than six (6) semester hours credit. This credit will count towards the requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Prior to receiving academic credits, all internship reports and employer’s evaluation forms must be on file with the Internship Coordinator in each division. The Internship Coordinator, in turn, submits the student’s report to the Division Chairperson and awards the grade.

Internship students will be charged the regular rates set by the institution and will maintain the status of an officially enrolled student.

Time, Place and Compensation

The time and location of the Internship experience will be determined by the Internship Coordinator and the Division Chairperson. Internship placement is dependent upon the major and/or concentration field, availability of internship positions, and the employer’s acceptance of students. The program at Rust College includes employers locally and nationwide. The required internship does not carry with it an obligation for a paid placement.