Internship Guidelines & Procedures
Why: Internships are an excellent means for Urban and Community Studies majors to explore the urban community around them, to learn about the inner workings of non-profit agencies, and to attain valuable job experience while performing meaningful community service.
When: UCS majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in internships during their senior year, after they have completed a significant amount of coursework within the major. Students should start researching internship opportunities at least one term or semester in advance.
What: Students must enroll in URBN 3981 and UBRN 3991 concurrently and secure a UCS faculty advisor to oversee the internship placement.
URBN 3981 – Internship in Urban Studies: Seminar
Students describe, analyze and evaluate their field study experience through written assignments.
URBN 3991 – Internship in Urban Studies: Field Study
Students work in an internship program under the direction and supervision of a UCS faculty member.
Credit Information: Students may take 1 to 3 credits per internship course for a combined total of no more than 6 credits. Please note, only 3 credits may be used within the major, all other credits maybe counted as electives as long as they do not exceed the maximum number of credits allowed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Internship Policy
- No credit may be given retroactively for internship work undertaken without being properly enrolled in the internship course in advance.
- A student may count no more than 15 credits towards a bachelor’s degree.
- Each credit for internship field work must entail 42 hours of work per semester or term.
How: Students should plan on meeting with a UCS Program Coordinator and/or their faculty advisor who can help assess their areas of interest. To assist with locating placements the program maintains a listing of internships on our website, program staff may also have opportunities specific to a campus location. Students may also locate placements by searching Career Services HUSKYCAREERLINKS site or fine a placement on their own.
Students are encouraged to pick internships that reflect their academic and career interests. Internships can provide students with an array of benefits from interpersonal growth to practical hands-on experiences that can help to develop marketable skills and community contacts that can lead to future employment or post-graduate opportunities.