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Internship FAQ's
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    Am I able to continue with my planned internship?
    Internships are still encouraged but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Remote internships are ideal at this time and many of the internship providers have made this adjustment to accommodate student internships. Please continue to communicate your interests in doing an internship with your Internship Coordinator and Academic Advisor.
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    If I do an internship for credit on campus, how many hours per week can I work?
    For on-campus paid student internships, the student should be hired via the normal student employee hire process and will be limited to working 19 hours per week. You can find more information about doing your internship on campus on the Internships page.
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    Is travel and support funding available to help with my internship?
    Unfortunately, funding for internships is currently unavailable until further notice.
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    What if I have an internship offer that will allow me to work remotely?
    This is great! Currently, this is ideal. Before committing, please make sure you are able to work remotely and have the proper resources to fill the required responsibilities of the internship.
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    Is there still a discount for tuition in the semester that I do my internship?
    Effective spring 2020, the internship discount was revised by the University. The 50% tuition reduction is no longer applicable. Moving forward students will only receive the internship discount on the internship credits they are working towards for the semester that they are enrolled.
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    What majors require internships?
    Political Science, Exercise Science, Social Work, Education, and Hotel and Tourism Management majors all require internships. Not all majors require internships but all of our students are invited to do an internship if it fits into their academic schedule. Handshake is a great resource to help you find these opportunities.

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    What should I do if my internship provider cancels, postpones, or delays my planned experience?
    You have a few choices if this happens. Depending on when the experience is canceled you can enroll for online courses, you may elect to find a replacement for the face-to-face internship or request a remote experience and or you can look at adding the CRDEV 301R Experiential Learning course for on-campus internships.
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    If I take a leave of absence in the fall semester do I have to re-apply for the winter semester?
    No, if a leave of absence is approved for fall you may enroll for classes in the winter semester. If you elect not to attend in the winter semester after you’ve taken a leave of absence in the fall you will have to reapply for admission.
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    Do I return to BYU–Hawaii after my internship?
    As the situation continues to develop and change around the world please pay attention to our BYU–Hawaii COVID-19 page for more details. For now, students should consider internship plans based on the University’s current status: campus and hales are closed.
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    Is it better to go home or return to campus after my internship?
    Currently, no new housing contracts are being offered and students who have left are currently unable to secure on-campus housing.
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    Will I be able to get reimbursed for the travel portion of my internship?
    At this time, reimbursements for internships are not available.
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    How many work hours are needed for one credit hour on my internship?
    45 work hours equals one credit hour. (3 credit hours would be 135 work hours; 4 credit hours would be 180 work hours and so forth)

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    Am I eligible to do an internship?
    The BYU-Hawaii internship policy has outlined that in order for a student to do an internship for credit they must:
    1. Have completed at least 60 credits total to be eligible to do an internship for credit. 
    2. Have completed at least 8 credits within the field of study. 
    3. Be in good academic standing which means achieving a GPA of 2.0 in the semester prior to their internship. 
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    How far in advance should I register/apply for my internship?
    We recommend planning your internship in advance. We typically encourage students to plan 3-6 months ahead of time to avoid last-minute registration delays. Some internship experiences require students to begin the process a year in advance. Please be aware of application deadlines for the school and the internship provider.

Last Updated 7/27/2020