A field experience is a "practice" job, with faculty involvement and academic content. A field experience is characterized either as a co-op (i.e., field experience with compensation) or an internship (i.e., without compensation). Students may earn academic credit for either*. Internship for academic purposes must have an academic value beyond that of practical employment. Moreover, the internship must have a logical integration with the student's academic course of study.
The policy of the Marketing department is not to give academic credit just for work experience. The responsibility of the student is to develop an internship experience which clearly has academic value to the student's course of study.
Sample Internship Contract
A sample internship contract is available in Adobe Acrobat format.
Field Experience Contract