About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. UIU is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. UIU is ranked in the top 25 percent of U.S. colleges and universities for enhancing student learning by the Council for Aid to Education and ranked number 4 by the Online Education Database (OEDb) and many of its online majors have been designated “best buy” or “best value” by GetEducated.com. UIU has been named a top military-friendly school for three consecutive years by both Military Advanced Education and GI Jobs. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu, and for a complete list of UIU locations click here.
Internship Program Development
Do you have an internship program? Are you looking to start one? The following resources are designed to help you provide effective educational experiences that align with national standards and Upper Iowa University internship guidelines.
What exactly is an internship?
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), in its 2011 position statement, recommends an internship be defined as: “A form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.”
The National Society for Experiential Education provides “Eight Principles of Good Practice for All Experiential Learning Activities.”
Internship Standards and Guidelines developed by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).
If you have any questions, or if you’d like additional information, please contact Career Development: 563-425-5208.
Professional Affiliations & Principles for Professional Practice
Hiring International Students
UIU has three international education centers located in the Pacific Rim. UIU offers undergraduate programs in business, communication and psychology to learners in Hong Kong and Malaysia; moreover, on the UIU Fayette campus, more than 125 international students from many countries throughout the world attend classes full-time.
Hiring international students does not follow the same format that employers routinely use. The International Career Opportunities Network (ICON) has published a guide that provides information every employer should know about hiring international students. If you have questions after reviewing this document, please contact The Office of Career Development.