Internships

Internships give students an opportunity to work in a professional setting while earning credit.

Internships give students an opportunity to work in a professional setting while earning credit. Most internship courses require the student to produce a report, journal, or body of work appropriate to the field and the work setting. Many internships involve community action whether by design or by arrangement. The student's initiative is essential to arranging an effective internship, and the student can get help through contacts that faculty have with external sponsors, through the Office of Career Services, or through the student's own network of family and friends. In all cases, internship courses must be arranged before the work begins (internship credit cannot be awarded ex post facto), and the arrangements should include a contract or memorandum of understanding about the parameters of the experience. As a general guideline, 80 hours of work correspond to one academic credit

The student's initiative is essential to arranging an effective internship, and the student can get help through contacts that faculty have with external sponsors, through the Office of Career Services, or through the student's own network of family and friends.