How do I Sign Up for an Internship?
Students who wish to participate in an internship must submit an online internship proposal form.
Once the form is approved by the faculty non-classroom learning committee, you will submit the contract
to Dr. Monica Maldonado
, Associate Director of Honors College Student Activities. The contract includes a number of forms and important details about individual internship programs and should be read carefully.
Before submitting an online proposal, you will need to decide on an academic component with your faculty advisor. The academic component should include discipline-specific reading and writing,
typically totaling 6-10 pages for a 3 credit internship. Acceptable writing examples might include a substantial paper completed at the end of the internship, such as a literature review, or smaller writing assignments completed throughout the internship, such as weekly essays reflecting on series of readings and their applicability to the internship. Writing requirements may also be satisfied by products of your work at the internship, such as a draft of a manuscript, a conference paper or poster, a lab report or protocol, or brochures or other materials you develop. Your faculty advisor should approve your proposal before you submit it to the non-classroom learning committee.
A sample proposal form
is online. To ensure that your online proposal is approved, be sure to fill out each part of the online form accurately. Remember that unpaid internships require 40 hours for each credit hour; paid internships require 60 hours for each credit hour. Be sure to include the number of pages of your written requirement, the location of the internship, contact info for your onsite supervisor, and indicate that you will do appropriate readings selected by you and your advisor as part of the academic component of your internship
(e.g. "x" number of books and/or "y" number of articles on topic "z;" if possible, you may include specific titles). If you fail to include these items, your proposal will be sent back to you for revision.
Once the on-line proposal is approved, you will receive approval notification and then submit the contract.
The contract includes (I) a general info form, (II) contract, (III) consent/release form, and (IV) agreement form, all of which must be submitted to Dr. Monica Maldonado
, Associate Director of Honors College Student Activities by the deadline.
It also includes (V) an evaluation form that will be completed by your onsite supervisor after the internship is completed, and then submitted to your faculty advisor.
Please note that the internship forms must be signed by you, your internship supervisor, and your faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor will then request an internship section and give you permission to enroll. Course numbers for internships include:
HUM 4947 Honors Internship in the Humanities
IDS 4947 Honors Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies
ISS 4947 Honors Internship in the Social Sciences
ISC 4947 Honors Internship in Science and Mathematics