An affiliation agreement is a contract between ESU and an external entity for purposes of providing an academic credit bearing educational opportunity for students. These opportunities are generally in a supervisory situation such as a clinical experience, internship, or student teaching assignment under the direct supervision of a faculty member from the student's major department.
Students are encouraged to take on one or more of the educational opportunities provided at the university before they graduate. Some academic programs require students to complete one in order to satisfy the requirements for their major, and must be approved by their faculty advisor.
Students should explore our partial list of sites. For a more complete listing, students may contact their department major to view the complete list. If an opportunity is not listed in our database, or the site does not have an active affiliation agreement, students should contact their faculty advisor to see if one can be set up. All academic credit bearing internships must be approved by your academic faculty advisor prior to the beginning of the internship.
All ESU contracts/agreements must be approved by legal counsel under the Commonwealth Attorneys Act. Any affiliation agreement not prepared using a pre-approved template must go through legal review before it can be executed. An appropriate representative of the external entity as well as ESU’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs must sign the agreements.
An affiliation agreement must be active (not expired) with an external entity prior to the beginning of any academic credit bearing educational opportunity.
There are two administrative processes for putting Affiliation Agreements in place:
- In House Approved Template - Interested parties that wish to use an approved agreement template with no changes made.
- Outside Template – Interested parties that wish to use their own agreement template.
If you need assistance with Affiliation Agreements or have any questions, please contact our Affiliation & Compliance Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org .