What is an Affiliation Agreement?
An Affiliation Agreement is a legal agreement between Bloomsburg University, your internship site. An Affiliation Agreement must be in place before you can start your internship you will not get academic credit.
Search the Active Affiliation Agreement List to see if the company you would like to do your internship with has an active Affiliation Agreement with BU.
Yes, there is an Affiliation Agreement in place. What do I do next?
Type information in Section I of the Internship 509 Form, print, sign and give to your faculty advisor. It can take from 1-4 weeks to get approval and schedule.
No Affiliation Agreement
Bring the following information to your faculty advisor:
- Name of the organization,
- Mailing address
- Contact person and Title
- Phone number
Your advisor will initiate that process of getting the Affiliation Agreement signed for you. It can take anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks to get a signed Affiliation Agreement back. It is best to start this process as soon as you are thinking about an internship.
What happens if the employer does not sign the Affiliation Agreement or return it on time?
Immediately talk to your academic advisor to make alternate arrangements. You may also apply to take an internship during another semester.
How early should I apply for my internship?
For organizations who already have a signed Affiliation Agreement (click to see list), you can apply as early as the semester before.
For organizations who do not have a signed Affiliation Agreement, we suggest you give the contact information to your faculty advisor as soon as possible to ensure the Affiliation Agreement is signed in time for you to do your internship.
How long does it take to get enrolled in my internship?
It can take anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks to get enrolled in your internship depending on whether or not there is a signed Affiliation Agreement and depending on when we receive the signed 509 form. It is your responsibility to take the necessary application steps in a timely manner.
What happens if I’ve applied too late?
Unfortunately, you may not have an internship opportunity that semester. Immediately consult your academic advisor to make alternate arrangements. You may also apply to take an internship during another semester.