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Commitment Requirement

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Students participating during the Spring and Fall Semesters must complete a minimum of 16 hours per week for a minimum of 14 weeks. Summer program students will be required to complete a minimum of 24 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks. Students may be employed part-time outside of the MPD provided that their work hours do not interfere with their MPD assignments and work hours. Some internship assignments might require the student to work rotating shifts or a tour-of-duty outside the normal 0900-1700 tour used by private sector employers. In these cases, students will be informed of the hours prior to accepting the internship with the unit.

Interns will be required to complete weekly journals that detail their weekly assignments. These journals will outline their work product and track assigned tasks. These journals will be collected at the end of the term for evaluation purposes.

  • Fourteen-week work commitment for semester program at least 16 hours per week and no more than 40 hours per week. (Intern may be assigned to work various tours of duty based on the needs of their assigned unit.)
  • Eight weeks and a minimum of 24 hours per week for MPD summer program
  • Formal exit evaluation with supervisor
  • Weekly assignment journals that outline student work product and track student assignments