Internship

Capstone Project/Internship Courses

DSBA 6400: Internship Project (3) Prerequisite: Enrollment in the PSM in Data Science and Business Analytics or Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics. Complete an individual or team-based project that is originated from a related organization and approved by the department. (Fall, Spring, or Summer)

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Before entering into an internship for credit, students must have completed a minimum of 21 hours of graduate coursework in the Data Science and Business Analytics program.  

PROPOSAL 

Students who have secured an internship placement must first fill out the Internship Proposal and Mentor Contact Form (Spring 2019). Submitted proposals will be reviewed weekly by the Faculty Directors. Students will be contacted if additional information is needed. The Director of Student Services will issue an authorization to register for DSBA 6400 if and when the proposal is approved.

Detailed information can be found in the course syllabus. Students are responsible for setting up a schedule for regular communication with the faculty director.  Once registered, all submissions will be through the course Canvas site.  All documents must be submitted and uploaded as PDFs to the Canvas site. Upon completion of the internship, the student is responsible for a report and a final presentation, open to all members of the program to attend. 

Placement sites may require certain documentation and training before students are placed.  Some of the agencies may process this paperwork in-house and some may require that potential interns collect this information and have it ready to present prior to placement.  For your convenience, we have compiled a list of links for some of the common requests.  There are fees associated with several of these tests and background checks.  Fees are the responsibility of the individual student.  Please check with your preceptor about the procedures and requirements for their agency.  Please note that you are responsible for keeping these results to prove your compliance with the agency's policies. The program will not keep any reports or records related to these tests.

Criminal Background Checks

Some placement sites may require that you submit a crimnal background check through the Universoty.  UNC Charlotte has contracted with Certiphi Screening, Inc. to conduct background checks. No other agency will be accepted. To secure a report you will need to contact the Director of Student Services. You must supply the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Last 4 digits of UNC Charlotte student #
  • Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • UNC Charlotte Email

Once the information has been provided it will be submitted to Certiphi. They will contact you via email with a link to their Application Station website.  The completed report will be emailed to you. 

If you are an international student who has lived in the US for less than 6 years, you may need to pay an additional fee to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate. Please contact your consulate to get instructions on the process and fees. Note, this process should be initiated at least 3 months prior to your practicum/internship.

Liability Insurance

Proliability offers next day, annual Liability Insurance that can be tailored for students.

Drug Testing

There are several sites in the area that, such as Presbyterian Urgent Care or Presbyterian Medical Plaza Family Physicians, will provide drug screening, many require appointments

Vaccinations

Several agencies require documentation of immunizations(TB, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, HBV, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Flu, etc.) prior to starting the internship. Please consult with the individual HR departments for specific requirements.