The state’s definition of a covered Practicum is:
“Means a course of study involving practical application of previously studied theory approved by and under supervision of the covered colleges and universities of the State of Idaho.”
Liability Insurance coverage for qualified Boise State University Practicum Student work related programs must meet certain requirements. To qualify, the following requirements must be met:
- The Boise State University student is participating in a Practicum as defined above.
- Registered and participating in credit bearing academic or applied technology college courses that requires this training as part of a student’s class credit requirement for graduation.
- The Practicum activity (or training) must be approved, supervised and/or reviewed by the class instructor.
“Practicum” and “Internship” are sometimes used interchangeably within the University. These terms are not necessarily interchangeable and can have different meanings. The term “Internship” can mean, a person who is in practical training to learn a specific field. However, it does not have to be related to a required University class credit training activity. Internships can be both paid and unpaid positions and can be considered employees of the training firm.
State Student Practicum liability coverage does not include Practicum student coverage for medical clinical training fields, i.e. nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants, clinical laboratory, occupational therapy, pathology, radiology, etc. This category also excludes pre-medical fields, such as pre-pharmacy, pre-physician, pre-dietetics, pre-physical therapy, etc. In lieu, the University has an individual Student Healthcare liability insurance policy (separate from the State program coverage) for the excluded medical clinical Practicum Students. University departments needing Practicum Student liability coverage for these State excluded medical clinical training fields can contact:
Risk Management and Insurance – (208) 426-3636
If contacted by an outside Practicum training program requesting a Certificate of Liability insurance for a practicum student, notify our office,