Faculty Adviser and Academic Sponsor Approval Form

Winter Term Application for Internship Credit

Please note that students are required to show you a copy of their personal statement/cover letter and internship description for your review before you complete this form.  Click here to see the personal statement prompt.

Please also note that you may have been asked to complete this form as a Faculty Adviser, Academic Sponsor, or both (typical).  Please only complete the parts of the form (only 1, only B, or A and B) that pertain to this relationship.  You may serve as both Faculty Adviser and Academic Sponsor if your academic area of expertise connects with the internship content.  However, if you are faculty member in the history department and your history major advisee is doing a science-based internship, you would serve as the Faculty Adviser but not the Academic Sponsor.

* Please feel free to contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at x5798 or by e-mail if you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

A. Faculty Adviser Approval
I have reviewed the internship description, read the student’s personal statement, and discussed the internship with my advisee. I believe this internship will benefit him/her and help achieve the stated academic objectives. I, therefore, approve it.
B. Academic Sponsor Approval
The role of the Academic Sponsor is to provide guidance to the student before, during and after the internship is completed. After discussing the experience and on the basis of the student's written work, the Academic Sponsor will submit a recommendation of "credit" or "no credit" to the Center for Careers & Internships.
Items to Submit
In order to receive credit for this Winter Term Internship the student is required to submit (check one)
I have reviewed the internship description, read the student’s personal statement, and discussed the internship experience with this student. In addition, I have provided input on the learning objectives and scholarly citations that the student will use in the final work to link learning to the experience. I understand that by signing this form, I am taking responsibility for approving the credit-worthiness of this experience. For any questions regarding this approval, please contact Suzanne Gurland, Dean of Curriculum and Chair of the Curriculum Committee at sgurland@middlebury.edu or x5323.

Center for Careers & Internships

Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont, 05753
Phone: (802) 443-5100