Requirements for the Multidisciplinary Internship
- Minimum of 10 hours per week in an agency (140 for a semester)
Under the supervision of agency personnel, students orient
to the agency and learn to conduct agency business. Experiences
are related to direct client services, advocacy, research, policy and/or
administration. There are a range of agencies to choose
from, including schools; agencies serving the elderly;
courts; probation and parole; police departments; domestic violence
agencies; and museums. Each agency has opportunities unique to their situation
and client populations. With the assistance of the Internship Coordinator, students explore possible internship
sites and interview to find an appropriate situation for them.
- Weekly Seminar
The seminar brings students together from multiple majors and placements, and allows them to integrate the knowledge acquired in the classroom and the reality of the work environment. Students share their experiences through class discussion, reflection in weekly logs, and research in areas of interest, speakers and presentations.
To qualify for an internship, you must:
- Be a social and cultural science major in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and
- Be a senior (you may apply during your junior year or the first semester
of your senior year).
- Have evidence of substantial Service Learning, volunteer or work experience.
If class size enrollments are limited, applicants
will be prioritized by:
- Social Welfare and Justice majors (have first priority due to
requirements of the major)
- Other social and cultural sciences majors
- Those having extensive Service Learning, volunteer or work experience
- Those with the ability to secure appropriate placements
The Application Process
- Interview with a potential placement
- Confirm placement with the internship coordinator
- Register for SOWJ 3986, CRLS 3986, SOCI 3986 or ANTH 3986
- Placements must be secured and finalized with
the agency and internship coordinator by the last day of
the fall or spring semester preceding the beginning of the internship.
- Be prepared to begin your internship the first week of class