Procedures for Employers(Non-Credit)

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Internship opportunities are highly encouraged at SOWELA. Employers wishing to acquire a current SOWELA student for a non-credit internship are to follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the Internship Coordinator at SOWELA. Dr. David Shankle currently serves as the Internship Coordinator. He can be reached at 337-421-6590 or via email (david.shankle@sowela.edu).
  2. Fill out the appropriate paperwork. The SOWELA Internship Coordinator will help employers fill out the Internship Site Application. In some instances the student might initiate the Internship Site Application. The SOWELA Internship Coordinator or the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development will follow-up with the employer to ensure that the goals of the internship are clear.
  3. Student placement. Employers will receive internship inquiries from the Internship Coordinator or the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development. Employers may wish to interview students. Any questions regarding internship requirements can be directed to the Internship Coordinator.
  4. Fulfilling internship requirements. Interns are to satisfactorily complete the internship requirements agreed upon with the employer. The only additional requirement from the employer is to conduct a performance review with the intern at the end of the internship. It is the intern’s responsibility to submit the performance review to the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development.

Visit the internship website to learn more.