Graduate Internship Eligibility
To be eligible for Graduate Internship*, students must meet the following requirements at the time of application:
- Complete general education/common program prerequisites.
- Possess a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
- Have passed all parts of the General Knowledge Test (GKT).
- Have achieved a "C" (2.0) or better in all prerequisite methods/courses.
- Possess a minimum specialization GPA of 3.0.
- Possess a minimum of professional preparation GPA of 3.0.
- Meet any special departmental requirements.
- Students must be accepted into the college at the time of application, possess an overall 2.5 GPA as well as a 2.5 GPA in professional preparation and specialization.
- Eligibility for internship is also outlined on the Clinical and Field Experiences website in the Student Teaching Handbook: A Guide for Internship and Clinical Practice. Please refer to your specific program requirements in the university catalog.
- Meet course prerequisites as outlined by your program guide or through a Summer Contract. Please consult with an advisor for more information.
Each internship applicant is responsible for fully disclosing information pertaining to any previous arrests or adjudicated situations. Please make sure that you have carefully read the Disclosure of Background Information portion of the application before signing and submitting. If you have been fingerprinted for any purpose other than employment or military service, it must be indicated on the Disclosure of Background Information Form.
Applying for Graduate Internship
The application period for Internship II is:
- Fall Semester - January 15 to February 15
- Summer Semester (with permission and only secondary majors) - January 15 to February 15
- Spring Semester - August 15 to September 15
Access to the application can be found in the Announcement section (top of this page) during the application periods.
Registering for Graduate Internship
Students are responsible for registering for the Internship course on myUCF. Instructions will be sent in your application status email, approximately 30 days after the application deadline.
Students have the option of choosing a 6 hour internship or a 3 hour internship depending on their preference and program requirements. A 6 hour (full time) internship lasts for one semester and a 3 hour (part time) internship lasts for two semesters. It is the student’s responsibility to reapply for the second semester of the 3 hour internship. Please consult your advisor when determining which internship you are eligible for and best fits your needs.
In order to be registered, you must register yourself. The course may appear closed; however, just register for it using the course numbers provided. Click all the way through until myUCF adds the appropriate internship course to your schedule. You will only be allowed to register for the internship section for which you have been approved.
Dropping the Internship
If you decide to withdraw from or delay your internship after turning in your application, you must fill out a Drop Internship Form (available in the Office of Clinical and Field Experiences - ED 110). Students are responsible for dropping the internship and any other related courses on myUCF. Refer to University calendar deadlines.
*Graduate Students who have been hired for an instructional position may be eligible for an On The Job Internship.