Courses and Internships
Finding the right career path and the right position when the time comes, can be difficult. The College of Arts and Sciences Career Services offers one credit hour courses to help students find a career path that fits their interests, develop application material and introduce students to available resources in the job search process.
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to complete at least one internship experience prior to undergraduate graduation. For those that pursue a graduate degree, two or more internships/related experiences should be completed before their Masters/PHD graduation.
Keep in mind an internship is meant to be a meaningful experience related to your field of interest. Identify skills needed for your career goals and seek a position that will allow you the opportunity to build those desired skills. Related experiences, even without the job title of “intern”, are also helpful and can include externship, experiential learning opportunity, study abroad, summer job, job shadowing, part-time job, co-op, student assistant, research participation and volunteer work in your field of study.
Types of Internships
- Computer Science/ IT
- Field Work
- Medical Job Shadowing
- Musical Performance
- Research/Lab Work
There are no CAS majors that require internship but students may choose to enroll in an independent study course or A&S 3710 to receive course credit. Academic credit is awarded on an individual basis, and evaluated by each department differently. Some internship employers require academic credit, and it does not matter if the position was paid or unpaid in order to receive academic credit. Students seeking academic credit for their internship experiences must visit with their individual Departmental Advisor and enroll in the appropriate course for their area of study. In most cases this must be approved with your Academic Department before the internship begins.
Practicum or internship experience not included in departmental offerings.
Before enrolling, students must have an individual contract approved by the sponsoring Arts and Sciences professor and the Dean of Arts and Sciences (or administrative officer). For use in special circumstances by Arts and Sciences departments that do not have an internship course.
How to enroll
- See academic advisor and find out if you can get academic credit for your internship
- Find a Faculty Mentor to sponsor you
- Complete A&S 3710 Application
Department permission will be given via Banner
Enroll via Banner on or after assigned enrollment date
Complete assignments (as assigned by Faculty Sponsor)