What's the Mansfield University Difference?
Market-ready graduates with exceptional work ethic. We start strong and contribute immediately. Our emphasis on critical thinking translates to capable and talented employees.
From posting jobs/internships, attending campus information sessions, hosting events, and conducting interviews with our students, there are many ways that you as an employer can get involved. Contact our office today!
Recruit at Mansfield University
Post jobs/internships online via Mountie Career Connection.
Schedule a Campus Recruiting Visit by calling us at 570-662-4133 or logging in to your Mountie Career Connection account.
Academic Programs and Degrees
An academic internship or practicum is a form of experiential education that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Students earn academic credit, or there is some other connection to a degree-granting, educational institution. This work/learning arrangement is overseen by a faculty member of Mansfield University and by a designated employee of an organization. Learning activities common to most internships include learning objectives, observation, reflection, and evaluation. The internship/practicum is usually the length or equivalent of an academic term, may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid. It is generally a one-time experience.
*Adapted from definitions by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA).
Conditions Specific to Mansfield University
- One credit hour equates to 40 clock hours of supervised experience (Ex. 6-credit internship = 240 hours).
- Up to 12 credits of internship/practicum experience may count toward graduation requirements. (may vary by academic department)
- For-credit internships/practicums always require approval from the student's academic department to confirm the opportunity is relevant and substantive to the student's academic learning. Students are expected to secure for-credit internships/practicums during the semester prior to the academic semester of service (April for fall semester; November for spring semester, March for summer session). Please keep this timeline in mind when seeking to fill a position.
- For an internship/practicum to be approved, the sponsoring organization must provide bona fide learning objectives, and the scope of the experience must be substantial (Ex. not simply clerical work). An internship job description detailing the work the student will perform is required.
Employer's Guide to Developing an Internship
Want to develop an internship, but don't know where to start? The Career Center has developed an Employer's Guide to Developing an Internship. Please contact us at 570-662-4133 with any questions or for personalized assistance.
An Affiliation Agreement is a legal agreement between Mansfield University, your organization, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). An Affiliation Agreement between Mansfield University and your organization must be in place before you host a Mansfield intern.
To begin the process: download, read, fill out completely, print, sign, and mail two copies of the Affiliation Agreement to:
Office of the Dean
5 Swan Street
510 North Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933
Once the agreement has been reviewed and approved, you will receive one of the signed copies for your records. Affiliation Agreements are renewable on a 5-year term.
VIEW AND PRINT THE AFFILIATION AGREEMENT