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How to Register your Internship

Internship Registration & Requirements by Major

Internship Registration & Requirements

  • Traditional Internship

    Students in programs of study that follow a traditional internship model complete 45 hours of working for their internship site per credit.  All majors that require a traditional internship consist of 135 hours working for their internship site for 3 credits with no classroom time.

    For more information about registration, please click the following link: HERE .
    For internship requirements for employers, please click HERE.

  • Psychology (PSYCH 499)

    Students who wish to receive credit for a Psychology Internship will complete 15 hrs of classroom time during the semester and 120 hrs working for their internship site. For more information about how to register a psychology internship, please click the following link: HERE .

  • Justice Studies (CJ 469/SEC 469)
    Public Health (PH 460)

    Students in the School of Justice Studies will complete 15 hrs of classroom time during the semester and 120 hrs working for their internship site. Public Health majors will complete 45 hrs of classroom time during the semester and 120 hrs working for their internship site.
    For more information about how to register a School of Justice Studies internship or Public Health internship, please click the following link: HERE .
    For internship requirements for employers, please click: HERE.

  • Legal Studies Practicum (LS 469)

    15 HOURS CLASSROOM TIME/ 120 HOURS WORKED AT INTERNSHIP
    For more information about how to register a Legal Studies Internship, please click the following link: HERE .
    For internship requirements for employers, please click: HERE.

For a video tutorial on how to enter your internship/practicum into Handshake, please click below.

HANDSHAKE INTERNSHIP VIDEO TUTORIAL

  • Does your major require an internship?

    Majors: Required Internship Majors: Elective Credit Internship (optional)
    Accounting American Studies
    Arts Management (minor) Anthropology+Sociology
    Communication & Media Studies * Also can do Senior Thesis Capstone as requirement Applied Mathematics
    Creative Writing * Also can do CW-450 or CW-451 Aquaculture & Aquarium Science
    Cybersecurity & Networking (practicum model) Biochemistry
    Web Development Biology
    Graphic Design * Also can do DSGN:429 Citizen Designer Business Law (3 + 3)
    International Business Chemistry
    Journalism Computer Science
    Legal Studies (practicum model) Criminal Justice (practicum model)
    Legal Studies and Law (3 + 3) (practicum model) Dance/Performance
    Management Economics
    Security Assurance Studies (practicum model) English Literature
    Psychology (practicum model) Environmental Science
    Public Health (practicum model) Finance
    Public Relations Foreign Language
    Visual Arts (BFA only) Forensic Science (practicum model)
    History
    International Relations
    Marine Biology
    Marketing
    Mathematics
    Music
    Performing Arts
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    Theatre
    Visual Arts (B.A.)
    Writing (minor)
  • Learning Objectives

    As a part of your Handshake registration process, you must provide learning objectives to accomplish during the duration of your internship. Learning objectives are clear, concise, narrow statements indicating particular knowledge or skill the student is expected to achieve. A well-constructed learning objective includes an explanation of how the objective will be accomplished (in what specific activities will the student engage in order to master the objective), and a means by which mastery of the knowledge or skill taught is measured. Students must complete four out of the six learning objectives within the Internship Registration Form in Handshake:
    Learning Objective 1: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
    Learning Objective 2: Oral/Written Communications
    Learning Objective 3: Teamwork/Collaboration
    Learning Objective 4: Technology Skills
    Learning Objective 5: Leadership Skills Learning
    Objective 6: Professionalism/Work Ethic

  • Learning Objective Example

    Learning Objective: Oral/Written Communications
    Learning Goal: To become familiar with the tasks performed in a public relations department in a non-profit agency.
    Means of Accomplishment: Successfully write a publishable press release. If writing a press release is not already
    assigned to me, I will request the opportunity to write one. Research and seek advice on how to write press releases
    from co-workers and faculty. Write the press release. Have my supervisor review and edit draft until it is in
    publishable form.
    Means of Measurement: Employer publishes/uses press release or indicates that it could be used.

*Please ensure you designate Handshake as an approved sender (to avoid future emails going into the clutter or spam folders)*

This process must be completed by the semester’s add/drop deadlines in order for you to receive credit for your internship.

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