Policies & Procedures
- Fall deadline: First Friday in September
- Spring deadline: The Friday before Thanksgiving
- Summer deadline: The Friday before Thanksgiving
In order to qualify as an internship, your work should provide you with:
- Progressive learning, rather than repetitive activity
- An opportunity to have meaningful input/output
- Multiple assignments or projects that require a variety of skills, outcomes, and exposure to different aspects governmental public service
- Learning the day to day operations and specific activities associated with the operation of a governmental office
Requirements for Academic Credit
In order to receive academic credit for an internship, a student must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
- Satisfy Time Commitment: Work for a minimum of 50 hours for each (1) unit of academic credit (e.g., 150 hours for 3 units of academic credit)
- Enroll for Credit: Sign up for an independent study through Extended Education
- Sign Letter of Agreement and Code of Conduct
- Participate in Orientation Program: Dates to Be Determined
- Develop Learning Objectives: In the first two weeks of your internship, you should submit your Learning Objectives to the The Maddy Institute (email@example.com).
- Record a Daily Log: A copy, signed by your supervisor, should be submitted at the end of your Internship to The Maddy Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org). It should include a log of hours. [Daily Log Form]
- Submit Final Report: Submit a 4-6 page final written report to The Maddy Institute and the designated governmental liaison by email. Your report should provide a detailed explanation of:
- What work you did, how you did it and who you did it for (e.g., if are doing research, Who asked you to do it? What exactly were you researching? How did you go about completing your assignments?
- Why do you think they are asking you to do this? Why do you think they are pursuing this public policy? Was the result good or bad?
- How did the work you do relate to concepts you learned in the classroom?
- What specific skills did you develop? (include one or more specific examples of what skills you developed)
- What new knowledge did you gain? (include one or more specific examples of what was learned)
- What personal development took place?
- How was your career awareness expanded? Guidelines for the format of the Final Report are set forth in the Final Report Guidelines
- Submit Supervisor’s Evaluation Form: The designated governmental liaison must submit a final performance appraisal of your work [Government Office Evaluation]
- Submit Student Evaluation Form
- Costa Scholarship Federal Interns in Washington, D.C. will receive a $6,000 scholarship
- Maddy Scholarship State Interns in Sacramento will receive a $4,500 scholarship
- Costa Scholarship Federal Interns and Maddy Scholarship State Interns will receive a $1,250 scholarship
- Jackson Scholarship Local Government Interns will receive a $600 scholarship
Please familiarize yourself with university policies regarding off site employment and learning experiences. California State University, Fresno is committed to providing a learning environment free of harassment, discrimination, and sexual harassment extending to all remote learning sites: