Procurement handles internship agreements for teacher preparation placements and clinical placements such as for nursing, social work, or physical therapy.
A placement is considered clinical when the profession that the student is training for belongs to a clinical field.
The following programs require clinical placements:
- Clinical Lab Science
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
The Internship Coordinators of these programs are responsible for identifying placement opportunities.
Before students can start their placement, a fully executed agreement between the University and the Organization has to be in place. Such an agreement ensures, among other things, that the student is covered by the Student Professional Liability Insurance Program (SPLIP) of the University.
Procurement is responsible for negotiating and executing these agreements.
For information about academic internships, please see the website of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE).