The Faculty Sponsor Role
The faculty sponsor is the professor responsible for overseeing the academic direction of the learning experience in the internship by helping the student make the connections between what they are experiencing and what they are studying. It is imperative that the internship have the academic integrity to warrant credit, and the professor's involvement in the planning, processing, and evaluation of the experience is the key. The Internship Program provides ample support and information to assist the professor and student throughout this process. A faculty sponsor may be different from the student's academic advisor.