Academic Internships

Academic Internships integrate students' academics with practical experience at a collaborating organization. The emphasis is on students' academic, professional, as well as personal development; organization goals may also be met. These courses require the student to conduct anywhere from 60-150 hours of service depending on course requirements.  Most Academic Internship courses can be identified by finding "Internship" in the course title or with a course number ending in 482, 582, or 682. Academic Internships offer students the opportunity to gain insight into potential careers related to their majors while gaining valuable experience, increasing their professional network, and enhancing their understanding of their curriculum. 

    

  

Why should I get involved?

  • STUDENTS have the opportunity to apply academic concepts to real life scenarios, gain professional and personal skills and experience, enhance their resume and build their professional network. 
  • COMMUNITY PARTNERS have the opportunity to bring in diverse perspectives and energy into their agencies, receive assistance on programs and projects, build future stakeholders, and serve as mentors for emerging professionals...
  • FACULTY have the opportunity to build depth and relevance into course student learning objectives, make course readings come alive, network with professionals in the community, assist their students in preparing for life after graduation. 

Research shows that Academic Internships can: 

  • Help students deepen their understanding of their curriculum by connecting concepts to real world scenarios.
  • Increase student retention, success and commitment to their majors. 
  • Students with internships are more likely to find jobs faster and get paid more in their first year after college. 
  • More research links coming soon!

 

List of Academic Internship Courses for Fall 2019

 

Courses

Anthropology | Art | BiologyBusiness Administration | Child Development | Computer Science | Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality | English | Environmental Science and Management | Fisheries Forestry | French | History | Journalism and Mass Communication | Kinesiology | Political Science | Recreation Administration | Sociology

Anthropology

Course Title Units Description
Anthropology 482 Internships N/A No current catalog description, please contact department for information. (To be listed in 2017-2018 Catalog)
Anthropology 682 Applied Internship/Field Placement 1-3 Engages studies with the work of research libraries, museum, community organizations, government agencies, and other institutions to enhance students' knowledge of sources, research methodologies, institutional cultures, and work environments. Students are required to complete 180 hours if advisor-approved field placement/internship that is focused on gaining hands-on experience in the concentration area. [Prereq: ANTH 670, 671, enrollment in Applied Anthropology MA program.]

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Art

Course Title Units Description
Art 482 Museum and Gallery Practices Internship 4 Culminating course for Art Museum and Gallery Practices Certificate. Intern at an arts institution chosen in consultation with the instructor

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Biology

Course Title Units Description
Biology 482 Supervised Internship 4 Students implement the theory and practices of their major by working for a public agency or private firm/organization.

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Business Administration

Course Title Units Description
Business Administration 482 Internship 4 (Includes VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistants Internship) Supervised experience in business, governmental, or service agencies. Match theory with practice. Weekly conference and final report. [Letter grade only. Prereq: Senior Business or Economics Major. IA. Weekly: 3 hrs per credit unit. Rep once.]
Masters Business Administration 682 Business Internships 2 Supervised experience in business, governmental, or service agencies. Apply graduate-level, business relevant theory and tools to a defined business in the sponsoring organization. Document results. [Prereq: MBA 610, 620, 630, 640, 650. Coreq: MBA 675, 679, 692. MBA Students only.]

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Child Development

Course Title Units Description
Child Development 482 Directed Field Experience/Internship 3 Supervised community field work integrating theory into practice. [CR/NC. Arrange prior to semester enrolled. Rep once.]

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Computer Science

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Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality

Course Title Units Description
Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality 482 Internship 1-3 Supervise internship in organization or institution. Workplace cultures; policy development/review; plan implementation. May lead to community service projects (WS 420). [Prereq: CRGS 108 or ES 106 or WS 106 or WS 107.]

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English

Course Title Units Description
English 482 Internship in Teaching Writing, Literature or Linguistics 2 Supervised practice teaching in a college setting. [Prereq: senior standing and IA. Rep once.]
English 482 Internship in Teaching Writing, Literature or Linguistics 2 Supervised practice teaching in a college setting. [Prereq: senior standing and IA. Rep once.]
English 682 Internship in Teaching Writing 2 Supervised practice teaching in a college setting.
English 683 Internship in Business Writing 2 Supervised practice teaching in a college setting.
English 684 Intern Teaching ESP 2 Supervised practice with English as a second language learners in college, language institute, community college, high school, or community setting. [Prereq: ENGL 417, 635 and acceptance into English MA program IA. Rep.]

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Environmental Science and Management

Course Title Units Description
Environmental Science and Management 482 ESM Internship 2-3 Students implement the theory and practice of their major by working for a public agency or private firm/organization. Advance standing and instructor consent. [CR/NC]

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Fisheries

Course Title Units Description
Fisheries 499 Independent Study 3 N/A

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Forestry

Course Title Units Description
Forestry 482 Internship 1-3 Students reflect critically upon work experience and report their critical reflections in a written report under faculty guidance.

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French

Course Title Units Description
French 482 Francophone Internship Abroad 1-6 Students plan an internship project with their major advisor, following "Francophone Internships Abroad" guidelines and an individual student contract. Opportunities favor those with advanced French-language skills. [Prereq: FREN106. Rep 3 times.]

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History

Course Title Units Description
History 482 Internships in History 1-3 Field observation and placement in a public or private nonprofit ageny. [Prereq: IA. CR/NC. Rep.]

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Journalism and Mass Communication

Course Title Units Description
Journalism and Mass Communication 482 Mass Media Internship 1-3 Assignment on newspaper or magazines, in broadcast media, or in public relations or advertising. Supervised by employing organization. Observe, report, and discuss. JMC majors/minors only. [Prereq: IA. CR/NC. Rep 4 times.] See major requirements for practicum unit cap.

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Kinesiology

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Political Science

Course Title Units Description
Political Science 482 Internship 3 Field observation; placement in a public or private nonprofit agency. [Prereq: IA. Rep twice.]

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Recreation Administration

Course Title Units Description
Recreation Administration 482 Internship Rec Admin Off-Campus 1-6 Supervised experience. apply academic understanding to a functional recreational agency. [Prereq: REC 200, 210, 220, 302, 320, 420, 485; or IA. Rep up to 6 units.]

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Sociology

Course Title Units Description
Sociology 482 Internship 3 Capstone. Student must secure campus or community 90-hour placement and instructor approval in the semester prior to enrollment. Paper on related research literature. [Prereq: SOC 372 or 472; SOC 382; Sociology majors
Sociology 682 Teaching Internship 2 Students emphasizing teaching may apply. If selected, a student is supervised by a faculty mentor. supervising faculty member monitors and mentors intern.

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