Information for Employers
INFORMATION FOR CURRENT EMPLOYERS
Please complete the Field Supervisor’s Evaluation for the AST student who has completed an internship during the current semester with your business or agency. Once completed please send the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 217-206-7415 Thank you!
INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS
Thank you for considering participation in the Applied Study TermProgram at the University of Illinois Springfield. Without you, there is no Applied Study Term.
We are grateful for your help, most especially for the time and attention you give the student.
To learn more about how you can get involved in the AST experience, please consult the information below.
For further assistance, contact Sarah Stover, Placement Development Coordinator, 217-206-8526 or email email@example.com
Ways you can provide an internship:
- What can the AST program do for you and your business?
- Flexible internship scheduling
- Hosting an intern: a win/win situation
- The opportunity to employ a qualified college student to assist with the daily operations, special projects or assignments.
- Gain someone who brings a fresh perspective to your organization, who is committed to success, and who can expand an organization’s capacity.Interns are eager to help and they bring to the internship the academic preparation of an almost-completed degree. They also tend to be well-read in current theory and practice as a result of their coursework.
- Successful interns create a walking advertisement for your organization. They are natural advocates for your organization on campus. They will soon be members of the professional world within which your organization operates.
- You may find a well-qualified new employee. By definition, an internship does not provide a guarantee of future employment, but internships often serve as a cost-effective strategy for identifying and training potential new employees.
- You may help increase talent retention within the region, which strengthens the overall economy.
- You help the University of Illinois at Springfield produce better-prepared employees for the future.
- You may increase the diversity in your company’s workforce.
- Through your intern’s connections back to the university, you may also gain new access to informational and technical networks and resources, faculty expertise, and research facilities.
- The greatest benefit of hosting an intern is likely to be the educational benefit for both you and the intern.As a full, active partner in setting learning goals and helping the intern achieve those goals, your organization becomes the kind of learning environment which will lead to future success in the global information economy.
Fall or spring semesters:
20 hours per week for 15-16 weeks, or
10 hours per week for 15-16 weeks
40 hours per week for 8 weeks, or
20 hours per week for 8 weeks
Keep in mind that students begin looking for a placement during the semester before they will enroll for Applied Study Term.
UIS Academic Schedule (approximate time periods)
mid-January to early May
June to July (internships may begin in May and end in August)
mid-August to mid-December
*In special circumstances students can extend their internship into part of the next semester or over two semesters.
An intern can be a dynamic and profitable addition to company or organization of any size. Not only are most interns highly motivated and quick learners, but they can bring new life into a company in the form of fresh ideas and the latest trends in technology.
You won’t be disappointed, and you can be sure your interns will love the opportunity to be a part of your workplace.
We know that people who supervise internships are busy people. You want to help the intern succeed, but you have limited time and resources to support them. We would like to make this a practical, easy-to-do experience for you. Feel free to contact us regarding any questions or support that you may need: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com