Career & Student Development
The academic internship program at Tiffin University is an experiential education opportunity that provides a link between the classroom and the workplace. It is an opportunity for the student to learn about her/his area of academic interest through practical experience.
In today's competitive job market, employers are looking for experience coupled with a college education. Internships allow the students to gain work experience through an academic relationship with the college and the employer. An internship can be a single semester or finite time period that may be paid or unpaid, and can be for academic credit.
For more information, please review the Internship Guide.
To view the Internship Tutorial videos, visit the Internship section on MyDragon portal
Out of State Internships
Tiffin University is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), an organization which establishes national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. SARA has established standards for reciprocity agreements that colleges and universities from around the country would follow. Through SARA, TU will be able to provide distance education to residents of any other SARA member state without seeking authorization from those SARA member states.
Courses and programs that incorporate internships, practicum, or student teaching, which are referred to as “supervised field experience” are covered by SARA membership. A “supervised field experience” under SARA denotes a student learning experience that has the supervision of a mentor, supervisor, faculty member or other qualified professional, located in the host state, who has a direct or indirect reporting responsibility to the institution where the student is enrolled as a student, whether or not credit is granted. While SARA covers internships, TU has to notify the state of the presence of our student. There is a limit on the number of students that can complete internships in another state.
To view the list of participating SARA states, go to: http://www.nc-sara.org/