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Internship Introduction

The internship program is designed to provide students engaged in a field experience with an opportunity to share their insights, to explore the links between students' academic preparation and their field work, and to assist participants in developing and carrying out the major research project which will serve to culminate their internship experience.

Internships are individualized and tailored to the needs and interests of each student in the program. As part of the internship experience, students are expected to take an active role in finding an appropriate internship for themselves. Many students pursue their own contacts, however, information is available on Locating Internship Sites.

Course Requirements and Grading

INST 492 (Internship Seminar) is either a three credit (part-time) or six credit (full-time) course in which students who are interning must enroll. Students must maintain a journal of their daily activities and complete a paper analyzing their organizations' mission, structure, accomplishments, and current projects.

The grade for this course will be determined as follows:

  • Journal of Daily Activities 50%
  • Analysis of Agency/Organization Activities 50%

Statement on Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty is defined to include any form of cheating and /or plagiarism. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, such acts as stealing or altering testing instruments; falsifying the identity of persons for any academic purpose; offering, giving, or receiving unauthorized assistance on an examination, quiz, or other written or oral material in a course; of falsifying information on any type of academic record. Plagiarism is the presentation of written or oral material in a manner which conceals the true source of documentary material, or the presentation of material which uses hypotheses, conclusions, evidence, data, or the like, in a way that the student appears to have done work which he/she did not, in fact, do.