Internship Attendance and Absence Procedures

To fulfill degree requirements, interns are expected to complete a minimum of 520 hours. Distribution of hours worked should be agreed upon by the intern and supervisor, and based on the requirements of the activities and projects that will be assigned.  Vacation days during this time will commensurate with the site’s schedule. For example, if the site is closed for nationally recognized holidays (ex. Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, etc.) then the intern’s schedule shall reflect the day off. Guidelines regarding absences for religious holidays are consistent with university policies that can be found in the online catalog. Requesting time off for personal reasons (weddings, program interviews, etc.) should be kept to a minimum and must be approved by both the site supervisor and the intern coordinator at least 3 days prior to the absence. In addition, all personal time off must be made up by the intern prior to the commencement date for the semester in question in order to successfully complete the internship. Make up of sick days or other unforeseen circumstances will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In either instance, students must complete the APK Application for Leave form and provide it with appropriate supporting documentation of the absence. An APK Application for Leave related to sick days must be received at least three days after returning to work.  Under no circumstances should an outside work schedule interfere with internship hours. The internship should be considered your priority and must be regarded as your first obligation.