The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) Handbook


Emergency Placement Request/Policy

The OEL Internship Program Coordinator is available to assist internship practicum instructors whose students are having difficulty finding placements from the departmental master lists. This option is ONLY available after the student and instructor have exhausted all internship resources, including the semester’s active list. The faculty member will also be required to complete the online Emergency Placement Form, located under the forms tab.  The OEL Internship Program will need to know the circumstances of the failure to find placement and the student’s specialization. In this situation, the OEL Internship Program Coordinator will re-engage the departmental master lists to make inquiries about hiring a student with that specialization. The internship practicum instructor will be notified as employers express interest, and the departmental active list will be updated.

The Emergency Internship Placement Request form should be completed by the practicum instructor when students have exhausted all efforts to find an internship through the standard process by the census date of the current semester.

International Students and Internships

F-1 student visa holders must be enrolled in a departmental internship practicum or clinical class to count as Curricular Practical Training (CPT) per US Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services. Curricular Practical Training is a temporary work authorization directly related to an F-1 student’s academic program, for which the work counts towards completion of a degree. The work performed must be directly related to the student’s major field of study.

  • F-1 International Students must register and gain approval for their departmental practicum/clinical class within their area of study.
  • Required forms may be obtained at the International Student Office by the students at the Riverside and Round Rock Campuses or at:
  • Please reference steps:

Request for Targeted Internship Recruitment

The Request for Targeted Internship Recruitment is to ensure the OEL Internship Programs is meeting departmental needs. This is the departments opportunity to request specific employers, provide updates and areas of specialization that need attention.

Evaluation for Faculty

If you are an ACC faculty that has participated in our internship programs, please submit the Evaluation for Faculty to give us feedback on our internship services.

For any questions about our forms, please contact us at: