Internship Requirements

Internship Requirements for Supervisors

CAPX supports on-site, remote and hybrid internships and invites you to host SAIC interns. Visit the CAPX Internships page to learn more about SAIC students’ options for internships at SAIC. Internships may be offered for the fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions. 

Approved for-credit internships must meet the following criteria:

Student Supervision

Supervisors share their expertise with interns to ensure an educational experience that is related to the student's curricular interests. Interns should be supervised during work hours and should receive routine feedback from their supervisor. 


Interns are provided a dedicated professional workplace or work-related job site. In the case of remote internships, there should be a clear understanding of the expected work hours taking time zones into consideration, the preferred frequency of online meetings between the supervisor and the intern, and the tool for conducting meetings. Resources and systems used for remote internships should be provided.

Student Safety and Liability

For-credit internship providers must maintain safe, low-risk work environments. Interns must be covered by general liability insurance during the internship. 

Student Learning Plan

The Learning Plan should be part of a discussion between the intern and supervisor, as close as possible to the intern’s first day of work, and submitted to the student’s faculty. It is revisited during the mid-semester meeting and site visit, and at the end of the semester to evaluate how the learning goals have been achieved.

Program Agreement 

For-credit internship providers must sign a program agreement confirming the organization’s understanding of the expectations of the CAPX internship program and insurance coverage.