ART 453 Practicum Infield Study: Terms and Conditions Summary


The goal of this sum­mary is to pro­vide stu­dents and instruc­tors the nec­es­sary terms and con­di­tions to suc­cess­fully com­plete an intern­ship and accom­pa­y­ing assessment.


The objec­tive of this doc­u­ment is to estab­lish a con­sis­tent and pre­dictable process for the stu­dents and instruc­tor to follow. 

Background Reading

  • Perkins


This sec­tion out­lines the spon­sor’s oblig­a­tions to the stu­dent and the Aca­d­e­mic Advisor.The Intern Spon­sor agrees to:


  1. The host is required to con­firm the posi­tion and the stu­den­t’s par­tic­i­pa­tion at the orga­ni­za­tion with the Intern­ship Advisor.
  2. The stu­dent is required to com­plete a min­i­mum of 150 con­tact hours dur­ing the res­i­dency of the posi­tion. This time may be divided as is con­ve­nient and mutu­ally accepted.
  3. Pro­vide var­ied job expe­ri­ences and ade­quate super­vi­sion. By the end of the intern­ship period, the stu­dent will be expected to per­form pro­fes­sional entry-level respon­si­bil­i­ties includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, pro­duc­tion, pro­fes­sional prac­tice, busi­ness record-keep­ing, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the cre­ative process. 
  4. Assist the intern in devel­op­ing a plan of activ­i­ties and objec­tives to be enacted dur­ing the internship.
  5. Agree to retain the stu­dent for the period in which he/she is placed, pro­vid­ing the per­for­mance is satisfactory.
  6. Allow for mon­i­tor­ing of the intern­ship by the fac­ulty intern super­vi­sor or other depart­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive dur­ing the intern­ship period.
  7. Com­plete a stu­dent eval­u­a­tion the prior to the end of agreed intern­ship period. The eval­u­a­tion will cover sub­jects related to per­for­mance, char­ac­ter, inte­gra­tion, and abil­ity. Eval­u­a­tions and accom­pa­ny­ing sug­ges­tions will be used for stu­dent assess­ment in the Whole Per­son Assess­ment Pro­gram, make cur­ric­u­lar and top­i­cal improvements.
  8. Pro­vide the stu­dent with access to infor­ma­tion and mate­ri­als about the struc­ture of the busi­ness. Mate­ri­als are used to com­plete course assign­ments assess­ing the stu­den­t’s knowl­edge of design man­age­ment and practices.


  1. Com­plies with applic­a­ble State and Fed­eral statutes and reg­u­la­tions which pro­hibit unlaw­ful dis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of race, color, reli­gion, sex, dis­abil­ity, age, or coun­try of ances­tral origin.
  2. Insure that work con­di­tions are safe and that the stu­dent works in a safe manner.
  3. Inform stu­dent in advance of any poten­tial per­sonal health or safety risk that may be inher­ent at the intern­ship site.
  4. As applic­a­ble, make avail­able to the stu­dent, for use within the intern­ship site, all per­sonal pro­tec­tive equip­ment, includ­ing gloves, masks and other sup­plies nec­es­sary to com­ply with health and safety laws and reg­u­la­tions, as appro­pri­ate to the stu­den­t’s intern­ship participation.
  5. Notify Stu­den­t’s Intern­ship Advi­sor or Depart­ment Head (listed below), as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble, of any acci­dent or expo­sure to gen­er­ally harm­ful con­di­tions or med­ical treat­ment of any stu­dent while at the intern­ship site. 

Internship Performance

  1. Report any issues to the Fac­ulty Intern­ship Advi­sor and orga­ni­za­tion supervisor.
  2. Honor a one week trial period where either stu­dent or spon­sor­ing orga­ni­za­tion has the option to ter­mi­nate this agree­ment for any reason. 
  3. Notify the intern­ship fac­ulty advi­sor at least two weeks before any action that might result in ter­mi­na­tion or change of intern status.


This sec­tion out­lines your oblig­a­tions as, the stu­dent to the Intern­ship Spon­sor and Aca­d­e­mic Advi­sor. The stu­dent agrees to: 

  1. Reg­is­ter for the intern­ship credit as ART 453 Practicum Infield Study and pay appro­pri­ate uni­ver­sity tuition and fees.
  2. Behave accord­ing to the poli­cies and pro­ce­dures set fourth by the Uni­ver­sity, includ­ing the Honor Code.
  3. Ful­fill the oblig­a­tions of the intern­ship, as out­lined by the host. These oblig­a­tions include work­ing con­di­tions, con­duct code (dress, social media, drugs and alco­hol), atten­dance, intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights, non dis­clo­sure agree­ments and performance.
  4. Write a daily record of their activ­i­ties (Activ­i­ties Report) on the secure course server.
  5. Doc­u­ment project par­tic­i­pa­tion through pho­tos, doc­u­ments, and or elec­tronic files, left in a secure loca­tion on the course server to pro­tect pro­pri­etary processes and intel­lec­tual prop­erty. Files are used for assess­ment only, unless explicit per­mis­sion is given for other uses.
  6. Eval­u­ate the intern­ship expe­ri­ence to ensure mutual sat­is­fac­tion and encour­age con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the pro­gram, ensure a proper fit by fully under­stand­ing the nature of the posi­tion and the work expected, and prop­erly prepar­ing stu­dents for that work.
  7. Meet the require­ments and dead­lines of the course as out­lined on the course server. Fail­ure to do so may effect the stu­den­t’s grade and matriculation.
  8. Notify the Fac­ulty Intern­ship Advi­sor with any ques­tions or problems.


This sec­tion out­lines the Advi­sor’s oblig­a­tion to the Stu­dent and Spon­sor. The Aca­d­e­mic Advi­sor agrees to:

  1. Facil­i­tate admin­is­tra­tive forms
  2. Approve the intern­ship terms
  3. Men­tor the stu­dent as necessary
  4. Assist Stu­dent and Spon­sor with doc­u­ment­ing the intern­ship experience.
  5. Assess the stu­dent via course grades and Whole Per­son Assessment