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The Missouri Innovation Campus, Corporate and Educational Partners
The Missouri Innovation Campus, Corporate and Educational Partners

Policies and Forms

The following are Policies and Procedures for the MIC Internship Program.

  • The MIC interns are considered employees of The MIC business partners and interns are expected to adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • MIC business partners will be given a MIC Student Internship Agreement Form by May 1st that must be signed for participation by the business partner.
  • Interns will be paid a minimum of $10/hour. Intern pay rate will be reviewed on an annual basis. Business partners can opt to pay their interns at a higher rate if desired.
  • MIC business partners will pay a $2,000/intern MIC Intern Placement Fee annually (June 1-May 31). This fee will be utilized to pay the A.A.S. degree tuition costs to MCC for the intern.
  • Summer internships will begin the first week of June and conclude no later than the end of July. Interns will work approximately 40 hours per week but may be released each Thursday at noon during their first two summers.
  • The fall internship will run from the mid-August and conclude by mid-December. Interns will work approximately 16 hours per week but the exact hours should be set by the business partner in collaboration with the intern based on high school and college coursework.
  • The spring internship will run from mid-January through early May. Interns will work approximately 16 hours per week but the exact hours should be set by the business partner in collaboration with the intern based on high school and college coursework.
  • MIC interns will be at their internship sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters. Interns that are involved in after-school activities may need to be released by 2-2:30 p.m., but intern specific daily start and end times should be set by the business partner in collaboration with the intern.
  • Interns are allowed to work between semesters if it is the desire of the business partner. However, if the student is working beyond the normal hours during the semester the internship coordinator should be contacted to ensure that the student can balance college coursework and work.
  • UCM has a MIC internship coordinator that serves as a liaison and contact to the business partner and interns. The coordinator will establish regular meeting dates and times with the business partners for the purpose of collaboration, intern evaluation, and program evaluation.
  • If a student is experiencing difficulty in their internship, the MIC Internship coordinator should be contacted immediately. A meeting with the student, intern mentor/manager and MIC internship coordinator will be set up in an attempt to remedy the problem. If it cannot be resolved the MIC internship coordinator will work with the company to develop an exit strategy for removing the student from the internship placement.
  • If a student has an issue with the employer that cannot be resolved between the intern and the employer, then it will be reviewed by the MIC internship coordinator and MIC director.
  • If a student is struggling with their coursework, the MIC internship coordinator may contact you to adjust their work hours or explore other appropriate measures.
  • More detailed MIC Internship Policies and Procedures are provided in The MIC Student Internship Agreement Form. Students who do not maintain a 2.0 GPA in The MIC program will be removed from their internship program. If your company requires a higher GPA for continued employment please notify the internship coordinator.
  • Questions regarding the internship should be addressed to the MIC internship coordinator.