The Office of Clinical Partnerships (OCP) serves as ASU’s primary resource for establishing and executing clinical academic agreements. Working in tandem with the Office of General Counsel and with University Risk Management, OCP assists the university’s units with the review of academic agreements such as clinical education/training agreements (including student internships) and memorandums of understanding for clinical research collaboration.
OCP assists ASU in proudly partnering with numerous sponsoring organizations nationwide to offer our students diverse internship opportunities. Internships are an extension of the classroom experience and assist students toward attaining their long-term career goals.
As students receive academic credit for most internships, and to ensure the integrity of the educational environment and the safety of our students, ASU requires that a Student Placement Agreement (SPA) be executed with a sponsor prior to the student’s internship placement. The SPA outlines general terms and responsibilities of ASU and of the sponsoring organization.
Using one of ASU’s SPA templates expedites the review process. There are instances wherein the sponsor requires the use of their organization’s agreement form. Sponsor-generated agreements should be referred to OCP’s Saudia Rodriques-Hill for review.