Master Internship Agreement

Overview

The Master Internship Agreement (MIA) is a legally binding contract between Utah Valley University (UVU) and the Internship Provider.   The agreement outlines the responsibilities and expectations of students, the provider, and UVU. Additionally, it serves to protect both the university and Internship Provider from improper conduct on either end.

All Internship Providers are required to have an approved agreement on file prior to a student starting their internship.   Agreements are valid for five years. You can view the filing date under the List of Internship Providers to see if you have a current agreement on file.  Providers do not need to complete a separate agreement for each student they host. If it is current, you can exit this page.

How is a Master Internship Agreement Initiated?

Internship Providers are welcome to complete the agreement at any time even if they have yet to hire an intern.   In many cases, a student or a UVU employee will inform providers that they need to complete the MIA by directing them to this page.   Please note that only the UVU Internship Services department and the Internship Provider will need to complete the agreement. Students do not need to sign.   All MIA's are completed electronically through Docusign.

FAQ

Can I review the agreement before signing?

To access a downloadable version of the agreement before entering the Docusign system, you can access it here: UVU Internship Agreement

What if I have questions or would like to propose addendums?

My organization will not sign an agreement and has our own agreement which needs to be signed.

Please contact the Director of Internship Services and if applicable, inform the student that an agreement needs to be in place before beginning their internship.  Often times these situations can be mutually worked out.

My organization will not sign an agreement and we do not have our own agreement in place.

Unfortunately in this case, we cannot provide interns to your organization because there is no agreement in place by either parties.  

So I do not need to complete an individual agreement for each student performing an internship with my organization?

That is correct.  Agreements serve to cover all students interning with your organization for a period of five years. 

 

To start the agreement, please complete the form below:

Internship providers based in the United States: Master Internship Agreement

Internship providers based in a different country: International Memorandum of Understanding