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The undergraduate internship program in the school provides students with an opportunity to gain experience working in an external organization.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with supervised research experience in a chemical or chemical-related organization. This experience should expose the student to research and/or development in the chemical profession. The internship experience must be at an approved site.
Objectives that each student must, at a minimum, accomplish are:
- To become familiar with the organizational structure of the unit or agency, including the role and function of staff
- To become familiar with the philosophy, mission, and goals of the unit or agency
- To become aware of unit or agency standards that ensures a safe working environment
- To perform supervised research per objectives defined by the unit or agency
Students interested in an internship can either self-identify an opportunity or work with the GT Division of Professional Practice to locate an internship. Students can schedule a meeting with an internship advisor via P2D2 www.p2d2.gatech.edu.
The internship may be performed for course credit or pay (permit required).
For students interested in graduate studies and/or a long-term career in research, chemistry and biochemistry students may also want to consider the research option under the B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Biochemistry.
Internship Course Requirements:
- To initiate the internship, the student must complete an Undergraduate Internship Course Approval form including a brief description of the scope of work proposed, the organization name, and the site for the proposed research. The proposal must be submitted to the Academic Programs Office prior to registering for the course. A course permit will be granted to allow registration.
- Site safety training must be completed prior to initiating research.
- Students must comply with all organizational policies and procedures during the course of the internship.
- Students are to follow the GT Honor Code and all intellectual property requirements for the organization and engage in responsible and ethical professional practices.
- For students registered in CHEM 2694 or 2695, monthly progress reports, approved by the site supervisor, must be submitted to the Academic Programs Office.
- For students registered in CHEM 4694 or 4695, monthly reports and a final research report (see ACS Professional Training link below), approved by the site supervisor, must be submitted to the Academic Programs Office.
See ACS, Committee on Professional Training, Preparing a Research Report.
CHEM 2694/2695/4694/4695 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP COURSE PERMITS: CLICK HERE.
Additional Information on Research and Internship Opportunities
CHEM 2694 — Intern Assistantship (Pay) for Freshmen and Sophomores (Course: Audit Basis Only)
CHEM 2695 — Undergraduate Internship (Credit) for Freshmen and Sophomores (Course: Pass Fail Basis Only)
CHEM 4694 —Intern Assistantship (Pay) for Juniors and Seniors (Course: Audit Basis Only)
CHEM 4695 — Undergraduate Internship (Credit) for Juniors and Seniors (Course: Letter Grade Basis)
Credit earned on audit basis (i.e., pay) does not count toward the total credit hours required for your degree. Additional free elective credit hours should be taken when the internship is conducted for pay.