Department of Music
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE STUDENT
Requirements for participation. (The
internship program is equivalent to an upper division course.)
Junior standing is a requirement for an internship.
Grade point average of 3.0 or better is recommended;
GPA of 2.5 is required.
Demonstrated good citizenship and high
Availability of suitable internship opportunity, and
acceptance by the internship sponsoring organization or company.
Approval of the faculty Internship Supervisor and
For a Church Music Internship, MUS 415 Church Music
Administration is a prerequisite, as well as MUS 335 Fundamentals of
For a technology internship, MUS 319 MIDI Computer
Music and Media is a prerequisite.
Application to the program.
Discuss the program with your advisor, reviewing
your needs for graduation.
Determine if the program and time commitments will
fit your schedule--this means scheduling your classes such that you
will have sufficient consecutive hours free for the internship
Meet with your faculty Internship Supervisor to
discuss possible assignments.
Submit a written proposal to the faculty Internship
Supervisor and Department Chair. (See Appendix.)
At least six weeks prior to the semester in which
you wish to take the internship, complete and submit the Internship
Application and your resume to the Internship Supervisor and
Department Chair. An application form is included in the
Be prepared to adjust and update your personal
resume after consultation with the Internship Supervisor/Department
Procedure following application.
Acceptance into the program will normally occur
within one week after the application has been submitted. If
additional information is needed, you will be advised.
Following acceptance into the program, you should
immediately meet with the Internship Supervisor to begin the search
process for a suitable internship assignment.
After contact has been made with an organization,
you will be asked to meet with a representative of the organization
to gain final approval by the sponsoring agency. You will not
be formally accepted by the organization until after this interview.
Following acceptance, complete and submit the
Placement Confirmation form to the Department Chair. (See
Specific requirements of the assignment.
Your own responsibilities:
With the assistance of the Internship Supervisor,
establish two to four goals/objectives for your internship.
Update your personal resume, which will help your
organization mentor introduce you to your new work group.
Budget sufficient time and effort to make sure
your internship is a valuable learning experience.
Be enthusiastic and positive.
Your responsibilities to the internship organization:
Report for the hours assigned and advise your
organization mentor if for any reason you will be unable to report
during the assigned hours.
Maintain high standards of professional conduct by
respecting your sponsor organization's work environment,
dress code and work culture, as well as its code of ethics and
Complete in the given time frame the assignments
requested by the organization.
Report any problems which may arise during the
internship assignment to your Organization Mentor and Internship
Your responsibilities to Georgetown College and the
faculty Internship Supervisor:
Keep an internship notebook consisting of your
time log, monthly progress reports, and final term paper.
Daily log to be submitted regularly in the
internship notebook (a new, clean binder used exclusively for the
Brief progress report and term paper report on the
Appreciation letter sent to your organization mentor
at the conclusion of the internship, with a copy sent to your
Meet regularly with your Internship Supervisor to
discuss activities, problems, questions, etc. (Present
notebook at these meetings.)
Update your Internship Supervisor's Georgetown
College Music Internship file with recent organization literature.
Final acceptance into the program is dependent upon
finding suitable opportunities in the business community for the
student, and the student's maintaining acceptable academic standing.
The final grade will be determined by the faculty
Internship Supervisor with the assistance of the sponsoring
organization. An evaluation sheet will be jointly prepared by
the Organization Mentor, the student, and the faculty Internship
Supervisor. The grade will be based upon this evaluation and the
quality of written assignments, including the final term paper, and
the weekly/monthly conferences with the faculty Internship Supervisor.