If you are a full-time faculty member, you can become a Faculty Internship Advisor for students that plan to register internships within your department. As a Faculty Internship Advisor, you will:
Full-time faculty advising independent internships generally receive a teaching stipend at a per credit per student rate. Faculty will be compensated for up to 10 students, or a maximum of 30 units per semester. If you serve as an Internship Advisor in a seminar format, you may be compensated as part of your regular teaching load. In these cases, departments will be compensated for seminar internship “courses” at the part-time faculty rate of one course. This will allow departments to continue their curricular offerings in addition to offering internships in seminar format
Please contact your Dean's office to discuss details.
There are various methods commonly used by faculty to evaluate/grade the student intern: term paper, daily log or journal, project, portfolio, presentation, or other. It is up to your discretion as the faculty advisor to determine the exact assignment(s) and learning objectives for this internship course/experience with the student at the beginning of the semester.
In addition to the work you may assign to the student, his or her site supervisor will also sign a timesheet and complete an evaluation on the student’s performance toward the end of the internship. Both of these may be taken into account when determining the student’s grade.
Again, this is something that each faculty advisor can determine. We encourage that the faculty advisor touch base with the student at least three times—at the beginning, middle, and end of the internship. The number and frequency of meetings can be developed based on what you deem necessary for the learning objectives.
Yes, whether by phone, email, or in person, please contact the site supervisor to introduce yourself as the point of contact within the first four weeks of the student’s internship.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Drop-In (Quick Question) Hours
Monday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
342 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
Career and Professional Development
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Meet Heidi Swanson, Chapman University's Internship Coordinator. If you have any questions about becoming a faculty internship advisor, please reach out to Heidi.