Internship Seminar (NODEP-UA 981)
Course Description and Eligibility Requirements
The College of Arts and Science offers a college-wide Internship Seminar for students engaged in unpaid internships in non-profit and governmental agencies and in for-profit companies. The Internship Seminar is a 4-credit course (graded) designed to facilitate a reflective and analytical approach to experiential learning by encouraging students to compare their practical experience with theory and policy in related fields. Students keep field journals and write papers that explore various aspects of their agency and related issues.
In order to be eligible to enroll in the 4-credit seminar, the student must be engaged in an internship that consists of 8-15 hours per week of meaningful, supervised work. Moreover, the internship needs to fall outside of the purview of the student's major and minor areas of study. Internships vary but should involve substantial areas of responsibility and specific projects, appropriate to students’ backgrounds and skills. (That means that no more than 25% of the work can be clerical or menial in nature.)
Students who wish to be considered for enrollment in the Internship Seminar must have secured an internship and must also complete and submit to the instructor an Internship Planning Form and Agency Placement Form. Students should forward all completed forms to Professor Laurel George at firstname.lastname@example.org before the start of the fall or spring semester. There is limited availability, so students should secure their internships as soon as possible.
For more information, and to obtain the necessary forms, please contact a CAS Academic Advisor in the CAS Advising Center, Silver 905, or the Preprofessional Advising Center, Silver 901.