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GV Internship Program Specifics

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You’ll find that Grand View’s program is flexible enough to meet a variety of business requirements and cultures.

Partnership and Support. To ensure meaningful collaboration between the employer sponsor and Grand View University, you will be connected with a faculty advisor responsible for oversight of the student participating in the internship experience. As the internship is solidified, a Grand View faculty advisor will supply you with department-appropriate guidelines, as well as documentation (liability release waiver and memorandum of understanding) required of all internship/experiential learning opportunities offered to Grand View students pursuing academic credit for the experience. When your intern begins work, you'll receive from the student an employer packet that includes all the paperwork you need, including an evaluation form.

Time Commitment. To receive credit for an internship, Grand View students must work at the internship a minimum of 25 contact hours per academic credit hour earned. Various departments have differing time requirements. This minimum is established for academic credit requirements, and many employers require well above this minimum for their internship opportunity.  Depending on the student’s schedule – and yours – the required hours can be compressed into a short span for completion of a project or spread over several months. A more substantial time commitment can be agreed to between you and the intern.

Compensation. Grand View awards academic credit for both paid and unpaid internships. Our expectation is that our employer partners adhere to the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines found here which govern paid and unpaid internships.  Additionally, the university encourages you to consider a paid position, because your employees and colleagues may attach more value to a paid intern, therefore creating a richer and more productive work experience. It also goes without saying that most college students appreciate the income, and some must pass up unpaid internships in favor of paid work - out of necessity. 

Meaningful Work and Supervision.  In order for your company and the intern to get the most out of the internship, we ask you to consider carefully the nature of the work you would assign to an intern. A single project from which the intern will apply and learn skills, taking some initiative as well as direction, is one option. A position in which an intern will be systematically exposed to a variety of disciplines, departments and tasks is another option. Regardless of the work, interns need capable supervision – mentors who can monitor their work, give constructive feedback and knowledgeably complete their evaluations. We can assist you with the mentoring process and evaluation.

Posting Policies. The Career Center at Grand View University maintains job postings as a service to students and alumni for their career development and job search efforts. The job announcements posted here do not represent an endorsement or recommendation from Career Center staff or the University. It is the responsibility of each applicant to research the integrity of an employer and use caution and common sense when contacting, interviewing or accepting a job or internship.

Any employer who wishes to post jobs or internships with the University must adhere to all federal and state laws regarding online job postings, hiring and employment practices, and internships. The University does not approve job or internship postings that:
  • Require an initial investment by the applicant.
  • Are paid commission only (sales jobs must include a published base salary plus anticipated commission range).
  • Require an applicant to represent a commercial enterprise on the University campus.
  • Involve network marketing, pyramid selling, referral marketing, or multi-level marketing (MLM).
  • Are deemed unsuitable or otherwise inappropriate for our students.
Grand View University will only approve jobs deemed appropriate for our students' educational and vocational goals. Institutional decisions about whether or not to approve a job posting are solely at the discretion of the University.  The University reserves the right to modify or delete any employer profile or job posting for any reason.

To learn more or for questions, please contact:
Susie Stearns
Director of the Career Center