An educational internship affords the student a unique opportunity, and externships combine formal learning experiences with the work setting. Internships are planned experiences that are approved for credit prior to enrollment. Students assume responsibility for achieving the appropriate learning outcomes while working under the supervision of a faculty member and one or more recognized professionals in the work setting.
Shawnee Community College requires internship experiences for many of its occupational certificate and degree programs. Students may or may not receive remuneration for their work experience at the discretion of the entity providing the internship site. However, internships at the college will not be paid with work-study funds.