PirateLink is the Career Center’s e-recruiting platform for Hampton University students and alumni. PirateLink uses technology to help students to connect with employers to secure jobs and internships. Employers use PirateLink as a recruitment tool to identify qualified candidates for full-time jobs and internships.
View the PirateLink student guide on how to get started.
The Career Center houses the Cooperative Education (co-op)/Internship Programs. In most academic programs at Hampton University, internships are part of the curriculum – students receive academic credit for the internship and/or the experience is required for graduation. The common thread is all internships is that the work experience is related to the student’s course of study. This combines the student’s academic studies with supervised real world work experience and learning. Both co-op and internship programs allow students, from all majors, the opportunity to integrate theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills developed, while on the job. During the co-op/internship, students develop personal and professional maturity that helps them build character and ethics of the highest standards.
Hampton University Career Center recognizes the National Association of Colleges and Employers Position of US Internships.
Hampton University Career Center follows the legal definition of internships (paid and unpaid) that are set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Career Counseling and Planning Center provides centralized programs and services that educate students on the process of obtaining an internship. In addition, the Career Center works with the employer, faculty advisor and the student to assure that the student has a successful transition from the classroom to the workplace. Specifically, the Career Center helps with:
Students may apply for academic credit for internships that meet Hampton University requirements. The student must take the initiative to get all necessary paperwork completed before going on the internship.
During the Internship:
Hours Worked # of Credits Earned
075 – 150 1
150 – 225 2
240 – 300 3
Final Employer Evaluation:
The work supervisor will evaluate the student at the end of the internship based on the students’ performance. The evaluation form will be sent to the student to present to the work supervisor towards the end of the internship. The work supervisor will send the Final Internship Evaluation Form directly to the Career Center Internship Coordinator.
The designated faculty advisor serves as the academic connection between the Career Center, the employer and the student. The Faculty Advisor is available to assist the student in articulating the learning goals and objectives for the internship. The Faculty Advisor should:
The Career Center Internship Coordinator and/or the faculty advisor may contact or visit the work supervisor to confirm the appropriateness of the work site and working conditions, informally evaluate the student progress, and stay apprised of the student’s development on the job.
The focus of the internship program is on the student’s ability to realize his/her responsibility. The internship student will become a functional part of the work environment, what the student does will reflect the policies and standards of Hampton University and the employer. REMEMBER: The Hampton University Code of Conduct applies while you are on the internship!
Assistant Director & Coordinator
Internships & Cooperative Education