Faculty internship coordinators across campus play a critical role in the success of the internship program at The University of Tampa.
Faculty internship coordinators are a departmental designee, often a faculty member, who serves to evaluate if an internship meets departmental criteria for credit approval. Often this person also administers the internship class for the department or academic program. There are multiple faculty internship coordinators across campus.
As we work to build our program and the number of quality internships available to UT students, faculty involvement is key.
Please refer to the Internship Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Manual (PDF) for more information regarding the internship program.
For Credit vs. Non-Credit Internships
For-credit Internship: A focused short-term work experience related to the student’s major or career goal, which is completed for academic credit under the guidance of at least one practicing professional and at least one faculty member.
Non-credit Internship: An experience related to the student’s major or career goal, which is not completed for credit, under the supervision of at least one practicing professional.
Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to for-profit private sector employers. Fair Labor Standards Act – Internship Programs
- Note: Regardless if the internship is paid or unpaid, all international students MUST earn academic credit for any off campus internships. Please contact the International Programs Office for more information regarding international students and CPT (Curricular Practical Training) requirements.