Internship Registration & Requirements by Major
Internship Registration & Requirements
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.
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)
For a video tutorial on how to enter your internship/practicum into Handshake, please click below.
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)
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
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.