26.4 Professional Development Internship Program for Staff

(Amended 8/13)

 Staff members interested in learning new skills may self-elect to apply for the Professional Development Internship Program. The program enables participants to gain insight and experience in areas that interest them but which may differ from their work responsibilities. Staff members are encouraged to pursue avenues that will result in their professional growth.

The expectation is that the skills gained in this program will be beneficial to the University and to the employee. Department administrators must also consider the knowledge and skills gained from the experience to be an asset to the department as well as to the employee. All professional and scientific and merit staff members who meet the following qualifications may apply for an internship placement within a cooperating department or unit:

  1. Applicant must be a current University of Iowa employee who is employed 50 percent time or greater. Staff paid by grant funds are not eligible to participate in an internship during their regularly scheduled work hours.
  2. Applicant must have been employed by the University for two years by the date of application.
  3. Applicant must be successful in his or her current University position.

For more information, see https://hr.uiowa.edu/learn/internship. For an application, see http://hr.uiowa.edu/sites/hr.uiowa.edu/files/Intern_application.pdf.