Step 3: Complete Internship Contract Form

Internship Contract Form:

After students have identified an internship of interest, the following should be done to take an internship for academic credit:

  • Find a faculty supervisor for the internship. This can be a student’s academic advisor or any member of the department.
  • Students should talk with their internship advisor to ensure that this internship is appropriate for course credit. Students should work with their advisor to complete the internship contract form.
    • Keep in mind, the contract MUST be signed by the student’s internship advisor and by their onsite internship supervisor before it can be accepted by the department.
  • Submit completed contract forms to the Communication Studies Department (AH 230). The administrative assistant will enter permission for the student to register for CMST 498. Metro students can email this form in to the department.

How will my internship be evaluated?

The student’s supervisor at their internship will complete an evaluation form assessing the intern’s performance.

Internship papers and the overall internship experience always challenge students to apply what they’ve learned in classes to their internship. 

Students will also write an internship paper to be turned in to their MSU Mankato internship adviser. There will be an opportunity for students to talk with their adviser on what details must be included in the final paper.

Example Internship Reflection Papers: