Internship Prerequisites

Students at an internship siteIn order to be eligible for participation in the RPTM internship, each student must have:

  1. Taken RPTM 394 at least two semesters prior to the semester in which the student is planning to complete an internship.
  2. Achieved seventh-semester standing (i.e., completed at least 89 semester hours of course work).
  3. Have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater. The student must ensure that he/she has met this requirement prior to beginning the internship experience.
  4. Completed the 300-hour field experience requirement and filed a 300-hour verification form signed by the student's academic adviser. The 300-hour verification form is to be completed and forms must be attached to the student's Internship Site Selection Form prior to submitting the form to the Internship Coordinator.
  5. Current Certification in Adult CPR and First Aid for the duration of the student's internship. Copies of current certification cards will serve as proof of current certification. These copies must be attached to the student's Internship Site Selection Form at the time of submission. Acceptable certification courses include "hands-on" courses offered through the Red Cross or American Heart Association. No on-line CPR/First Aid courses will be accepted. A list of training opportunitites is available.
  6. Successfully completed all requirements of the orientation to internship course including: (a.) Preparation of a professional resume and cover letter, (b.) Identification of internship and career goals, (c.) discussion of tentative plans for internship, including potential agencies, with his/her academic adviser, and (d.) an examination on internship procedures and requirements.
  7. Notified the internship coordinator of agency selection (Internship Site Selection Form) by the posted deadline dates. Deadline dates for submission of the internship site selection form and prerequisite materials are always posted on the RPTM internship deadlines page.
  8. Registered for RPTM 495A (12 credits) and paid the appropriate tuition to the University.