Internships are valuable learning experiences that allow you to gain practical, career-related skills outside of the classroom. Consider an internship as part of your academic career, even if it’s not required. You’ll earn college credits while building your resume and meeting professional contacts.
Important Internship Facts
- Start the internship search process six months before the internship term begins.
- You may complete an internship for one to three credit hours, and up to six with special permission.
- ADMJ, LEGLST, and CGS 1900 only: Grades for internships are reported as “S” for Satisfactory or “NC” for Not Completed. These courses are available in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
- PUBSRV 1900 only: Grades for this internship are reported in regular letter grades. This course is available fall and spring terms.
- NPHS 1900 only: Forms for this internship are available under the Internship Checklist link below.
- If you are completing an internship at a facility external to the University, you may be required to have a criminal background check, an ACT 33/34 clearance, and perhaps a drug screen to determine whether you are qualified to participate in the internship. Additionally, in order to become licensed or employed, many states will inquire as to whether or not you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
|Course Name||Required For||Open To||Components||Hours|
|Administration of Justice majors without field experience||Administration of Justice majors||Field work, paper||150|
|N/A||Legal Studies majors||Field work, paper||150|
|Public Service majors and Non-profit Management certificate students||Public Service majors and Non-profit certificate students||Field work, and/or service project, course meetings||100|
|Media and Professional Communications majors||All other majors||Field work, course meetings, online activities||120|
Click here to view a list of possible internship sites.
For ADMJ and LEGLST
For PUBSRV 1900
Kevin Altomari, Public Service Internship Coordinator
For CGS 1900