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1 Internships at SDSU

1A California State University Executive Order 1064 and SDSU's Campus Statement

On September 9, 2011, the California State University (CSU) published Executive Order (E.O.) 1064-Student Internships, “which establishes guidelines for campus internship policy and procedures.” In Spring 2017, San Diego State University (SDSU) completed a Campus Statement that addressed how E.O. 1064 is applied. View E.O. 1064 and SDSU’s Campus Statement at goo.gl/ Fnm7MT Also, please view the CSU Managing Risk in Service Learning website, which has links to the CSU Resource Guide for Managing Risk in Service Learninglinks to CSU Forms & Templates, and FAQs

1B SDSU's Decentralized Approach to Internships

SDSU has a decentralized approach to approving and managing internships, which gives each department autonomy to partner with internship sites based on their individual and unique educational requirements. Career Services acts as a resource to students, employers, and department internship contacts that need to be connected with each other. One tool managed by Career Services is the Department Internship Contact List, which is updated each semester so students, employers, and department internship contacts can find the correct contact for each academic department.

1C Who is a Department Internship Contact?

Department Internship Contacts are the point(s) of contact identified by each academic department or program as being responsible for internships including:

» Working with students to identify and/or enroll in the department’s internship
course(s)
» Providing internship leads and/or guidance to students seeking internships
» Teaching an internship course
» Working with the internship site to vet the educational and risk factors of
possible internship opportunities
» Completing the Service Learning Agreement (SLA) process
» Working with Contract & Procurement Management and Risk Management
offices to be compliant with internship policies and procedures
» Partnering with the Campus Internship Coordinator and Career Services for
internship updates and best practices including training on how to use AdobeSign
to complete the online SLA process 

1D Internship Definition

San Diego State University recognizes the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) internship definition. An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Internships are high impact practices that allow students to develop professionalism and learn how to apply the knowledge needed to transition successfully into the workplace. Internships are hands-on, experiential opportunities that bridge academic work with an industry or field in the professional world. 

1E Characteristics of an Internship

To qualify as an internship, an opportunity must include professional experience; and therefore, internships are not primarily unskilled or clerical in nature. An internship experience must relate to academic work and have learning outcomes that are set by and achieved under the guidance of a supervisor. Internships vary according to tasks, work time, and compensation. Standard internships usually require 10 to 20 hours weekly during the semester (10-16 weeks), and up to 40 hours per week in the summer (6-12 weeks). 

1F Types of Internships

It is recommended the Department Internship Contacts and Employers refer to the Internship Definition & Characteristics Matrix for information on SDSU’s best practices on the three categories of internships: 1) Paid 2) Paid for Academic Credit 3) Unpaid for Academic Credit. *Please note all unpaid internships require students to be enrolled in an approved internship course, unless the organization is a recognized 501-(c)(3) NON-PROFIT organization.

1G Academic Credit Internships

Both paid and unpaid internships may qualify for academic credit. It is a myth that an internship has to be unpaid to qualify for academic credit. The ideal option is when a student is being paid and earning academic credit.

1H International Internships

Students interested in international internships should be directed to the Study Abroad Office

1I Virtual/Remote Internships

Virtual/Remote Internships are subject to department approval. Refer to the CSU Resource Guide for Managing Risk Service Learning Agreement. 

1J Internship Benefits for Employers

» Recruit and create a future pipeline of potential employees
» Interns offer new ideas and are highly motivated pre-professionals
» Internships create an opportunity to connect with SDSU and increase visibility of your organization on campus
» Interns can be a great asset to employers by assisting with short-term projects, research and more » Connect to SDSU and support future Aztecs 

1K Internship Benefits for Students

» Explore your interests and gain valuable experience before graduating

» Apply academic knowledge to a work setting

» Meet people and practice networking with employers and professionals

» Learn what you like and do not like about a job and/or career

» Facilitate a successful transition from college to the working world

» Develop self-confidence, time management, critical thinking, communication teamwork, and decision-making skills

» Demonstrate experience that will attract future employers

»Build your resume

» Investigate potential employers’ organizations

2 Screening Internship Sites and Employers

Career Services screens all employers and internship opportunities. All registered employers are screened by the Employer Services Department prior to listing any type of opportunity in Aztec Career Connection. Please note that Career Services does not approve internships related to On-Campus Brand Ambassadors, On-Campus Representatives, or any positions that include solicitation/marketing of any products or services. 

2A Identify Between a Job Posting and an Internship

» Regular job postings are more full time/part time

» Internships have less hours worked and have an end date

» Internships have structured learning outcomes related to an academic field

2B Unpaid for Academic Credit Internships

The ideal unpaid internship opportunity meets the following criteria:

» Provides opportunities for students to gain experience and knowledge that is relevant to their academic field
» Provides “educational outcomes” or “structured learning outcomes”
» Specific duration of the internship (e.g. 2 months, 6 months, minimum/maximum hours, etc.)

2C Sample Email Template for Unpaid Internships
Career Services refers unpaid internships for academic credit to the respective academicdepartment internship contact. Employers must proceed through a process to be reviewed and receive approval to offer unpaid internships for credit through an academic department. This process can assist you in finding qualified students in the academic program who can also receive credit for their internship experience. Review the Department Internship Contact List.

2D Paid Internships
Career Services defines an internship as paid when an intern receives at least minimum wage per hour worked. Please refer to the Guidelines for Compensation (Section 2F). 

2E Sample Email Template for Paid Internships
Paid internships and jobs for qualified organizations can be posted at any time on the Career Services Aztec Career Connection site. This is the most flexible option and probably the one most attractive to our students.

2F Guidelines for Compensation
Compensation possibilities can include hourly pay, class credit, or a stipend. 

2G Hourly Pay

Compensation is commonly minimum wage (varies by location) to $15 per hour for undergraduate students and $18 -$25 per hour for graduate students based on experience and industry/field. 

2H Academic Credit
Refer to Unpaid for Academic Credit Internships (Section 2B)

2I Stipends
Stipends can be considered compensation but only if the total is equal to at least minimum wage per hour worked by the intern. For example, if minimum wage is $11 and the intern works 20 hours for 10 weeks, the intern is paid a stipend of at least $2,200. At that point, the internship will be considered paid while meeting the Fair Labor Standards Act. If the intern is paid $2,199 or less then it is considered an unpaid internship.
» In order to calculate wage you need to know how many hours per week the applicant would be working and a range for the wage.
» If the total number of required hours per week exceeds the amount they are claiming to pay, then it does not meet minimum wage requirements.
» Stipend internships that do not meet minimum wage criteria require a Service Learning Agreement (SLA), especially if they will be paid at the end of the duration of the internship.
» If at any point during the internship a student will be unpaid, then a Service Learning Agreement (SLA) is required (e.g. first week of training unpaid, unpaid training, etc.). Refer to SLA Overview (Section 3)
» Internships do not require monetary investment from applicants. 

2J Answering Legal Questions

If employers would like more information about legal issues, you can refer them to SDSU Career Service’s employer internship website that contains link to the Fair Labor Standards Act and SDSU’s Internship Definition Matrix. Employers can also view the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) website

2K SDSU Drug, Alcohol & Sexual Harassment Policies

SDSU Drug & Alcohol Policy: https://sdsuedu.sharepoint.com/sites/BFA/HR/Linked%20Documents/

Alcohol%20Abuse%20and%20Illegal%20Drugs.pdf

On January 1, 2018, California Proposition 64 permitted retail sale of cannabis also known as marijuana. While the new law legalizes personal use and possession of marijuana, a number of marijuana-related activities remain illegal under the state law. For example, it remains illegal to use marijuana in public places, wherever smoking is already prohibited, and if you are under the age of 21. Moreover, possession, use, transport, cultivation, and sale of marijuana remain illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

Please be advised that it will remain a violation of university policy to possess, sell or use marijuana at San Diego State University.

The university does not anticipate a change in policy and existing policies will be enforced. As a recipient of federal funds, SDSU is required under several federal laws to: (1) maintain a drugfree community; (2) prevent illegal drug use; and (3) discipline students and employees who unlawfully possess, use, or distribute illegal drugs on university property or activities.

Accordingly, SDSU must, consistent with its obligations under federal law, continue to prohibit the use, possession, cultivation, transport, and sale of marijuana on campus, in campus housing and at university sponsored events and activities. *Failure to follow these laws would result in the university losing eligibility for federal financial aid for our students as well as federal grants and contracts.

Marijuana is still defined as an illegal drug under federal law. There are several federal laws that impose restrictions on recipients of federal funds (including the CSU):

» Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act, 41 U.S.C. §§ 8100, et seq., requires recipients to maintain a drug-free workplace;

» Federal Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1101i, requires recipients to implement programs for students and employees to prevent the use of illegal drugs;

» Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, 34 C.F.R. Part 86, requires recipients to discipline students and employees who unlawfully possess, use, or distribute illegal drugs on university property or at university activities;

» Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 34 C.F.R. Part 84, requires recipients to provide a drug-free workplace.

To view the SDSU policy on Alcohol Abuse and Illegal Drugs, please click here. To view a list of FAQ’s for students related to the passage of Proposition 64, please click here.

*Note an academic internship is a “university-sponsored activity” Please read the SDSU Drug Policy, including section 2.1 The unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol or illegal drugs on the campus or during university sponsored activities shall be prohibited.

Student FAQshttp://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/healthpromotion/aodalcoholandotherdrugs.aspx

SDSU Sexual Harassment Policy: http://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr/oerc/students/sexharrasstu.aspx

*Note an academic internship is an extension of the academic environment Service Learning Agreement Process

3 Service Learning Agreement Process

Per E.O. 1064, whenever a student earns academic credit for an internship, whether paid or unpaid (refer to section 2B), the learning activity site (also referred to as the internship site) must be reviewed by the academic department(s) and receive approval to offer an internship for credit. The Service Learning Agreement process includes two requirements: Internship Site Questionnaire (ISQ) and Service Learning Agreement (SLA). SLA must be fully approved and on file with Contract & Procurement Management before a student starts his/her internship for academic credit.

3A Service Learning Agreement (SLA) Master List

» It is recommended that departments check the SLA Master List before initiating new SLAs.

» If a learning activity site already has a SLA on file, the ISQ is still the first step; however, only a SLA Amendment is needed to add additional departments to the existing agreement (do not initiate a new SLA).

» To access the SLA Master List, go to https://goo.gl/n3QxBg Refer to the How- to Read SLA Master List Cheat Sheet. 


3B Step 1- Internship Site Questionnaire: Reviewing Risk
The Internship Site Questionnaire (ISQ) is used to assess the educational appropriateness of the learning activity site as a placement for SDSU students and to identify potential risks. The ISQ requires two signatures: 1. Learning Activity Site 2. SDSU College Representative. The purpose of the ISQ is to assess risk and determine if the learning activity site is an organization that is qualified to host SDSU interns.

The ISQ is sent to the learning activity site to complete and sign using Adobe Sign Department Internship Contacts can access the How-to Guide for Online Service Learning Agreement Process to view the ISQ directions. Once the ISQ is completed and signed by the learning activity site, the SDSU college representative will receive an email via Adobe Sign with a link to view the ISQ and sign. By signing, the SDSU college representative indicates the ISQ has been assessed for risk and can continue to step 2 of the approval process. Depending on the answers on the ISQ, the SDSU college representative may need to follow up with the learning activity site via email to get additional information regarding the site’s provided answers before moving forward with the SLA. View the recommended ISQ follow-up questions that should be asked of the learning activity site for any answers on the ISQ that need clarification and/or more infomation before sending the SLA. Based on the ISQ and any supplemental information, a department may decide not to move forward with a SLA and not allow the learning activity site to host interns.
 
3C Reccomended Internship Site Questionnaire Follow-Up Questions
It is recommended that follow-up questions are asked of the learning activity site for any answers on the ISQ that need clarification and/or more infomation before sending the SLA. View the recommended ISQ follow-up questions on Appendix A. 
 
3D Step 2- Service Learning Agreement (SLA): Legal Document

Once the risks and educational benefits of a learning activity site have been reviewed using the ISQ, and the department makes the decision to send students to intern at the organization, the Service Learning Agreement (SLA) process is started. The SLA is the legal document that is initiated by the Department Internship Contact, reviewed and completed by the learning activity site, signed by the Department Chair/Director and Associate Dean, and approved by Contract & Procurement Management (CPM). Once the SLA is approved, Contract & Procurement Management adds the SLA information to the SLA Master List, which is updated monthly.

The SLA is also sent using Adobe Sign. Department Internship Contacts can access the How-to Guide for Online Service Learning Agreement Process to view the SLA directions. The SLA requires five signatures: 1) Department Internship Contact 2) Learning Activity Site 3) SDSU Department Chair/Director 4) Associate Dean 5) Contract & Procurement Management The term of the SLA begins once the agreement has been fully executed (all signatures obtained) and is on file with Contract & Procurement Management. The SLA does not have an expiration date (meaning it is indefinite unless terminated by either party); however, if a learning activity site would like to set up an expiration date, they would need to speak with CPM to negotiate the term. Note: Students may not begin their internship until this agreement is fully executed and on file with CPM. The SLA gives the learning activity site the ability to recruit students from the College/Department listed on the agreement. Typically, SLAs are set up to cover a specific Department within the College. If the learning activity site would like to recruit from all Departments within a College, the Associate Dean’s office should initiate a SLA to cover ALL departments within their specific College. Note: If the agreement is already on file, and the learning activity site would like to recruit from other departments within the College, a SLA Amendment must be filed. See 3A above. For questions on how to complete a University Wide SLA, contact Christy Quiogue, Campus Internship Coordinator, at cquiogue@sdsu.edu

3E SLA Amendment 
The SLA Amendment allows an additional department or college to be added to an existing SLA. Current agreements can be found on the SLA Master List. To initiate a SLA Amendment, the Department Internship Contact will first send and review the ISQ. After review, the SLA Amendment is sent through Adobe Sign. Department Internship Contacts can access the How-to Guide for Online Service Learning Agreement Process to view the SLA Amendment directions. 

3F Inter-Departmental SLAs

When a learning activity site is an SDSU department or program, then an Inter-Departmental SLA will need to be completed instead of the SLA. The Inter-Departmental SLA has legal language that is specific to an SDSU department or program. Please note that just like with the SLA process, the Internship Site Questionnaire is still the first step to be completed before an Inter-Departmental SLA is completed. Note SDSU Axiliaries such as SDSU Research Foundation and Associated Students are not SDSU departments; and therefore, require the standrard SLA not the Inter-Departmental SLA. For questions, contact Contract & Procurement Mangement at cpm.sla@sdsu.edu 

3G University Wide SLAs
Career Services is able to create university wide SLAs. University wide SLAs can be utilized by all colleges and departments. They are listed on the SLA Master List as ALL COLLEGES in column B. Please note, it is recommended that the Internship Site Questionnaire be completed by the Department Internship Contact before interns are sent to the learning activity site that has an ALL COLLEGES SLA. 
 
3H Annual Review of SLAs
Per SDSU’s Campus Statement Section E for E.O. 1064, “academic areas placing students in internship sites should conduct on an annual basis a review of the internships affiliated with their area.” The purpose of the annual review is to assess the educational and risk factors at each learning activity site to see what has changed since the previous ISQ. Based on the answers to the Annual Review Questionnaire, the department may choose to continue to send students to the learning activity site or cancel the SLA. For instructions on canceling an SLA, please refer to the How-to Guide (step 4, bullet 4). Please review the Annual Review of Internship Sites Process Overview and How-to Guide. For questions on how to complete an annual review, contact Christy Quiogue, Campus Internship Coordinator, at cquiogue@sdsu.edu.
 
3I Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the SLA Process
i Changes to the SLA Learning activity sites that would like to request change to any part of the SLA should contact Contract & Procurement Management. Please note that Contract & Procurement Management is the only office on-campus with the authority to approve changes to the SLA.
 
ii Driving Students are not covered with automobile business days when AdobeSign is utilized. However, this timeframe will vary depending on how long the learning activity site takes to complete the ISQ and answer any follow-up questions, if needed. insurance by the University while driving to, from or during an internship. Per the CSU Resource Guide for Managing Risk in Service Learning and as stated on the ISQ, interns are NOT to use personal vehicles to provide any type of service for internship sites. Questions relating to driving should be directed to SDSU’s Risk Management. 
 
iii Liability Insurance Coverage Questions relating to insurance requirements should be directed to Contract & Procurement Management.  
 
iv Timeframe to Complete the SLA Process Typically, the SLA process is completed in 7-10business days when AdobeSign is utilized. However, this timeframe will vary depending on how long the learning activity site takes to complete the ISQ and answer any follow-up questions, if needed.
 
v Student Injury Reporting SDSU students are not provided medical coverage by the university while conducting university business (including academic coursework) on or off campus. Student Injury Reporting procedures should be followed to address student injuries that occur during university sponsored on or off campus activities. Visit the Risk Managment website to view Student Injury Reporting information at https://goo.gl/f8H8kR 

3J Adobe Sign
Adobe Sign is the program used to complete ALL five SLA processes, including the ISQ, SLA, SLA Amendment, Inter-Departmental SLA and Annual Review Questionnaire. Please note only the person creating the document to be signed is required to have an Adobe Sign account. Adobe Sign uses web-based electronic signatures and a Document Management System. The major features are: a) Document is sent and signed electronically. b) Tracking and Storing of your document. c) Automatically stored for review. Adobe Sign as an e-sign service is legally binding and fully compliant with the ESIGN Act of 2000 and Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). Digital Certificates assure recipients that a document has been issued by Adobe and has not been altered. Adobe Sign requires no special software to download or install and it works with a web browser and Acrobat Pro to create and send. 
 
3K Adobe Sign Tips
i Google Login You do not need to remember your password to sign into your Adobe Sign account. Instead, type in the email address your account is linked to and then click Tab. You will then see a Google button under Sign in using. As long as your email account is open in the same browser, Adobe Sign will ask you to verify your account and then it will log you into your Adobe Sign account. Remember, you only need an account if you are responsible for preparing forms to gather signatures. Please email Christy Quiogue (cquiogue@sdsu.edu) to set up training and/or ask questions about Adobe Sign.
 
ii Google Filters Adobe Sign sends alerts via email to the document sender whenever a document is viewed, signed or completed. If you wish to only receive an email when the document is completed, then you can set up Google filters. If you would like to filter Adobe Sign emails to a folder and bypass inbox, then follow the instructions below:

First Filter Adobe Sign Received (Notification that Documents are sent out for signature) 

1. Log into Gmail.com

2. Click the gear in the top right.

3. Select Settings.

4. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab.

5. Select Create a new filter. Type in the info below:

From: Echosign@ECHOSIGN.COM

Subject: Has been sent out

Then select Create filter with this search >>

6. Check Skip the Inbox (Archive it)

Check Apply the Label:

Optional: Check Also apply filter to XX matching conversations.

Then select Create filter 

Second Filter Adobe Sign Receipt (Notification that Documents have been signed by all parties)

Repeat Steps 1-4 above

5. Select Create a new filter. Type in the info below

From: Echosign@ECHOSIGN.COM

Subject: has signed

Then select Create filter with this search >>

6. Check Skip the Inbox (Archive it)

Check Apply the label:

Optional: Check Also apply filter to XX matching conversations.

Then select Create filter

4 Internship Course Management

4A Release of Liability Waiver

Students participating in university sponsored off campus activities, including internships, must sign the SDSU Release of Liability Waiver acknowledging the risks associated with off campus activities and to protect the university. Signed waivers are to be kept on file in the department organizing the activity for three years. If participants are minors, waivers are to be kept until participants turn 20 or three years, whichever is longer. Please note that Adobe Sign stores documents electronically, reducing the need for storing paper in your department and allowing for a more efficient manner to transition documents when a change in staff occurs. The SDSU Release of Liability Waiver can be sent through Adobe Sign. The SDSU Release of Liability Waiver Process Adobe Sign How-to Guide will show you how to send the waiver individually or to multiple students (up to 300) at once. If you would like to set up in-person training and/or if you have questions, please email Christy Quiogue, Campus Internship Coordinator, at cquiogue@sdsu.edu.

4B Learning Plan

The CSU Learning Plan is required per E.O. 1064 Section D in order to give students and faculty the opportunity to think clearly about the ways that the internship connects with and reinforces in-class learning. The Learning Plan is considered an internship teaching tool and is most effective when used as part of the course materials, and integrated into the discussion about internship placements, before, during and after the experience. A copy of the completed and executed Learning Plan should be shared with the learning activity site contact/supervisor. The Learning Plan is signed by the student, learning activity site, and faculty member to ensure that the appropriate parties are aware of what students have been asked to think about, what they are specifically interned in, how the placement supports/furthers the course work, and when they will be performing their internship. Because the Learning Plan is shared with the learning activity site, there should be communication between the faculty member and site supervisor throughout the duration of the internship to determine whether the needs of the student, learning activity site, and faculty are being met. 

4C Internship Hours Tracking & Verification

The Student Tracking Sheet is a tool that may be used by students to keep track of their individual service hours. 

4D Learning Activity Site/Student Evaluations

Department Internship Contacts may choose to have learning activity sites and/or students complete an evaluation. This is not a required part of the internship, but it may be a useful tool to assess the quality of the internship experience for both parties. 

4E Internship-Based Project Requirements

Internship-based projects are central to a for-credit internship experience in that they allow the student internship experience to be tied to learning and keep the focus of the internship on training. For the student intern, the internship-based project allows the intern to understand how classroom learning can be applied and advanced within a learning activity site. For the intern site supervisor, it allows for a chance to understand how to train and work with the next generation of employees. Student interns also get to assess career options and develop their marketability as future job seekers.

5 Student Orientation 

5A SDSU Orientation

The SDSU orientation is recommended. This orientation typically takes place on the first day of class and prior to the student starting their internship. As suggested on page 15 in the CSU Resource Guide for Managing Risk in Service Learning, the orientation is an opportune time for the faculty member to review the Learning Plan with students. 

5B Learning Activity Site Orientation

The learning activity site orientation is REQUIRED. This orientation is presented by the learning activity site, preferably on the first day of the internship. This is the most efficient way for students to become aware of emergency policies, accident procedures, and the rules and regulations of the site. The purpose of the orientation is to present internship details, questions can be asked and students can sign the Learning Plan, which contains informed consent language that ensures students are aware of the nature of their placement and agree to the terms. This serves as both an effective learning and risk management tool. A good practice is to encourage the students to supplement the orientations by doing additional research about the learning site. The CSU Orientation Checklist is a resource tool to help you prepare students for their internship. The checklist can be easily adapted to each campus and internship. 

6 Partnerships with Sites

The preferable partnerships are those in which the learning activity site and the Department Internship Contact have open communication and where the site substantially contributes as a co-educator. Per Executive Order 1064, “the site visit may be bypassed if the campus can demonstrate and document sufficient knowledge of the internship site. This could be accomplished through online review, published materials or direct contact with the site.” The completion of the Internship Site Questionnaire (Section 3B) at least once an academic year allows the Department Internship Contact to assess the risk of the learning activity site and be in compliance with E.O. 1064

6A In-Person Site Visits

For departments that can perform site visits, the On-Site Assessment Form has been developed by the CSU to assist campuses with information that should be a resource template for Department Internship Contacts when meeting with a learning activity site representative and conducting a site visit. Most people performing site visits are not risk managers nor are they experienced in assessing risk. This is why it is important to utilize the On-Site Assessment Form created by the CSU. Whether you create your own form or use the On-Site Assessment Form, any notes taken at the site visit should be kept on file in your department including the date and time of the site visit, who attended, and topics that were covered. In addition, the Internship Site Questionnaire and Learning Plan are forms that allow the Department Internship Contact to assess the risk and educational factors of learning activity sites, respectively. As a rule of thumb, when conducting a site visit, if you identify or are unsure as to whether there is an inherent risk, you should consult SDSU Risk Management at sdsuriskmanagement@sdsu.edu. The site visit is an informative meeting for the potential learning activity site and the person doing the site visit. If possible, the meeting should include the executive director, internship coordinator and any staff who may supervise interns. Meeting everyone allows all parties to understand the expectations and parameters of the placement. The meeting should include an overview of the internship, expectations for students and the learning site, and the procedures to follow in case a student is injured. Any helpful forms, such as hour logs or evaluations, should be brought and shared with the staff at the learning activity site. The Learning Plan and Internship Site Questionnaire should be reviewed. Ask for a tour of the site and discuss any risk concerns 

6B CSU Managing Risk in Service Learning Website

It is recommended that you review and reference the CSU Managing Risk in Service Learning website. You can access the CSU Resource Guide for Managing Risk in Service Learning and all of the CSU Forms & Templates including the Learning Plan, On-Site Assessment Form, and Student Tracking Sheet. Please note, the Service Learning Agreement on this site is a CSU template and not valid for use at SDSU. 

6C Contract and Procurement Delagated 

The agreement is not enforced until fully executed with a signature by Contract & Procurement Management.Students should not be sent to a learning activity site to participate in an internship until the SLA is full executed with a final signature by Contract & Procurement Management.

7 Internship Resources

7A Websites

CSU Managing Risk in Service Learning

Department Internship Contact List

Study Abroad Office

Aztec Career Connection

Career Services

Internship Central

Fair Labor Standards Act

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Master SLA List

Contract & Procurement Management

SDSU’s Risk Management

SDSU Student Injury Guidelines

7B Guides

CSU Resource Guide for Managing Risk in Service Learning

How-to Guide for Online Service Learning Agreement Process

Annual Review of Internship Sites Process Overview and How-to Guide

SDSU Release of Liability Waiver Process Adobe Sign

How-to Guide How to Read the SLA Master List Cheat Sheet 

7C Forms & Templates

CSU Forms & Templates

SDSU Internship Definition & Characteristics Matrix

SDSU Release of Liability Waiver

CSU Learning Plan

CSU Student Tracking Sheet

CSU Orientation Checklist

CSU On-Site Assessment Form 

7D Additional Toolkits

Student Internship Toolkit

Employer Internship Toolkit  

7E Appendix

Recommended Internship Site Questionnaire Follow-up Questions

Internship Site Questionnaire

Service Learning Agreement

Inter-Departmental SLA

SLA Amendment

How to Read the SLA Master List Cheat Sheet

SDSU Release of Liability Waiver

CSU Learning Plan Template

SDSU Internship Definition and Characteristic Matrix