HSC4995 is a 2 credit course requiring a minimum of 300 contact hours. It is required for the completion of the B.A. or B.S. in Health Sciences.
General Internship Qualifications
Junior or Senior (60+ credits)
In good academic and disciplinary standing
Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher
GPA in Health Sciences degree of 3.0 or higher
Internship must be approved by faculty supervisor
8 credits in 2000+ level courses from UNW
24 credits in major
50 volunteer hours in a health related field or has work as CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), or PCA (Personal Care Assistant).
What qualifies as an internship?
All internships must be approved by your UNW faculty supervisor. Do not accept any position before prior approval. Because of the nature of the health sciences fields, it is beneficial to look for internships that are structured and well supervised by licensed professionals.
The internship site-supervisor is a health sciences professional, preferably licensed professional representing your field of interest.
The preferred internship sites are clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Other possibilities include approved mission organizations, individual doctors, physical therapists, medical research facilities, or public health organizations such as the MN Department of Health and Human Services, and the Center for Disease Control.
Students already working as a CNA, EMT, or PCA may continue working at the location if the internship includes new, substantial responsibilities or special projects.
Minimum of 100 supervised hours for the 2 credit internship
UNW Faculty Supervision
One of the following professors will function as the internship instructor:
Faculty Supervisors are responsible for the following:
Approving the internship based on the site, supervision, internship duties, and the intern's readiness for the internship experience.
Developing learning objectives including academic assignments. The faculty supervisor will meet with the intern and possibly with the on-site sueprvisor to develop appropriate learning objectives and assignments. The specific academic assignments may vary dependent on the type of internship.
Contacting the internship on-site supervisor. A site visit is preferred for Health Sciences internships.
Assessing the intern. The assigned grade will be based upon the performance of the intern as indicated by the on-site supervisor evaluation, the intern's self evaluation, and the completion of the academic assignments. The intern and the internship supervisor will complete evaluations near the end of the internship. A mid semester evaluation may also be required.
You will need the following to register:
A written description of the internship. Include duties, hours, accurate site and supervisor contact info and start/stop dates.
Accurate contact info from internship site. This includes an email and phone number for a human resource representative and at least one on-site supervisor.
Accurate start/stop dates, number of total hours, number of hours per week and number of credits you desire.
Understanding of liability related issues: You should be aware of the risks and potential liability issues associated with this internship. Will you be required to have background check or a drug test? What risks or safety issues will you face? Do you need to sign confidentiality agreements or other legal documents?
Approval from your your faculty supervisor before you begin the internship. Bring all of the above information when you meet with your faculty supervisor.
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