Internships

Updates:

As of 1/17/2014:  Due to the CAD office displacement, interns must submit their applications during the two-week window by scanning/emailing their paperwork to cadint@sfsu.edu.

For deadlines please check this page.

Thank you for your cooperation during this busy time.

 

A final internship experience is required of ALL CAD majors and is to be taken during the student’s final semester at SFSU.  The Internship link on the left has more information re: Internship Manual, Internship agencies, Internship contract, FAQs, and Code of Conduct.

Attention Internship Applicants – Application for Fall 2014 Now Available

The application for Fall 2014 internships is now available and can be downloaded from the internship link. The due date for completed applications is Monday, February 3, 2014, 4PM. Please note, there is now a 2 week window when you may drop off your application at the CAD department office. Those dates are: Monday,  January 20, 2014 from 9AM through Monday, February 3, 2014, 4PM. Applications will not be accepted before or after those times/dates. No exceptions.

 

Click to apply!

 

General Information on Code of Conduct

As a CAD intern, you will be representing SFSU, the CAD Department, and your current/future profession.  During the placement process as well as throughout your internship, you are expected to display professional behavior at all times.  The Code of Conduct, which is posted here, defines the department’s expectations of interns.  You will be required to sign this Code of Conduct in order to embark on your internship.  You will receive a copy to sign during the CAD 600 or CAD 610 internship seminar.

 

  • You can start enacting the Code of Conduct now.  During the internship placement process, from completing the application to attending the mandatory Internship Orientation, you are expected to meet all deadlines and requests for information and attend all orientations or meetings – on time and for the entire time. 
  • During your internship, the same compliance with the Code of Conduct will be expected of you.  Non compliance (e.g. missing seminar sessions, coming late or leaving early from seminar or internship site) can result in the terminating an internship (and reapplying the following semester), repeating certain portions of the internship, or putting the internship on “probation” (usually at the request of the host agency).

 

Majors with CAD Major Bulletin 2010-2011 or Earlier:

These Course Requirements Must Be Met Prior To Internship

  • A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that make up the 36 units in the major required prior to internship
  • CAD 300 or an approved substitution must be completed.  An approved substitution means there is a signed (by department chair) approved course substitution form in the student’s file.
  • The two prerequisites must be completed prior to the internship. 
  • Although the prerequisites must be completed before the internship begins, the units from these two courses (6 total) do NOT count toward the 36 units needed prior to starting internship. 
  • Please read and follow directions on application.  An incomplete application will be denied and returned and you will have to reapply next semester.

Course Requirements For Internship

  • Students must take the internship seminar and field work experience courses concurrently.
  • All YC/EC concentration students from any Bulletin year will take CAD 610 Internship Seminar (1 unit) and CAD 611 Internship (2 units).  The work requirement for CAD 611 internship is 150 hours.
  • Students in all other concentrations will take CAD 600 Internship Seminar (2 units) and CAD 601 Internship (2 units).  The work requirement for CAD 601 internship is 120 hours.
  • EC  students in the CAD major Bulletin 2010 or earlier are not required to document 150 hours of work experience prior to internship.  EC students in CAD major Bulletin 2011-12 and newer are required to document 150 hours of work experience prior to internship.  If an EC major does not complete these hours prior to the start of internship, the internship will be cancelled.  This signed documentation can be turned in to the CAD Department office.

 

Work Hours During Internship

  • Students are required to work approximately 10 hours a week at an approved internship site throughout the semester, for a total of 120/150 hours.
  • These hours must be spread across at least 12 weeks of the semester rather than being completed in a condensed time frame.
  • Along with the internship itself, students are required to attend a weekly seminar.

 

Majors with CAD Major Bulletin 2011-12 and Newer:

These Course Requirements Must Be Met Prior To Internship:

  • A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that make up the 30 units in the major required prior to internship
  • The foundations courses must be completed prior to start of internship:  CAD 210, CAD 260, CAD 410 (or community college equivalent)
  • Please read and follow directions on application.  An incomplete application will be denied and returned and you will have to reapply next semester.

Course Requirements For Internship

  • Students must take the internship seminar and field work experience courses concurrently.
  • All EC concentration students from any Bulletin year will take CAD 610 Internship Seminar (1 unit) and CAD 611 Internship (2 units).  The work requirement for CAD 611 internship is 150 hours.
  • Students in all other concentrations will take CAD 600 Internship Seminar (2 units) and CAD 601 Internship (2 units).  The work requirement for CAD 601 internship is 120 hours.
  • EC students are required to document 150 hours of work experience prior to internship.  If an EC major does not complete these hours prior to the start of internship, the internship will be cancelled.  This signed documentation can be turned in to the CAD Department office.

 

Work Hours During Internship

  • Students are required to work approximately 10 hours a week at an approved internship site throughout the semester, for a total of 120/150 hours.
  • These hours must be spread across at least 12 weeks of the semester rather than being completed in a condensed time frame.
  • Along with the internship itself, students are required to attend a weekly seminar

 

Applying for Internship

One semester before one’s intended internship, the student must fill out a CAD Internship Application form that will be available on the CAD website. It is the student’s responsibility to check the website.  The deadline date and time are firm.  No late applications are accepted.

 

  • The completed application is submitted to the CAD department office as described on the application.  Make certain it is time/date stamped when you turn it in.  Students must show proof of successful completion of the required number of units for the Bulletin year they are following (30 or 36). An example of proof is to attach your DARS to the completed application. 

  • Students will receive an email notice from the CAD Department office within two weeks of the deadline date re: the status of the application.

  • If the student has not received an email notice, it is her/his responsibility to contact the CAD Department office to find out about the application’s status. Students who fail to do this will be unable to register for CAD 600 and CAD 601, or CAD 610 and CAD 611, which will result in a delay of graduation.

  • Once a student receives notice that her/his application is approved, the student will be required to attend a MANDATORY orientation.  During the orientation, placement requirements, expectations, and deadlines are discussed.  No excuses are accepted.  The orientation typically occurs a month after the applications are approved.

 

 

Mandatory Internship Orientations

If your application for Fall 2014 internship is approved, you must attend a mandatory CAD Internship Orientation.  The schedule is listed below; please make sure you are available.  Failure to attend this orientation means you will have to reapply for internship the following semester, even if you are expecting to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Nadine Agosta – agosta.nadine@gmail.com

 

Orientation for SA, YW, PAS concentrations - you must attend MANDATORY orientation session

Friday March 14, 2014, from 10am-12:30pm in LIB 244

Orientation for ECE concentrations - TBD