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Internship for Credit

An internship is an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world. Students are responsible for working with the Career Center and obtaining the internship. There are two options for internship credit – Senior Professional Internship and Field Experience. To receive academic credit, the work for the internship must be more substantive than administrative, with non-administrative work comprising in general at least 85 percent of the work performed.

Cost

When students earn credit for an internship, they are registered for an academic course. Like any credit bearing course, there is a cost. During the fall and spring semester if a student’s total credit hours are between 12 and 17, the internship will fall under the block tuition charge. However, if the credits of the internship cause a student’s total credit hour count to go above 17, there will be a charge for every credit hour over 17.

During the summer, students pay for courses by credit hour. Therefore, students will be charged for 1 credit for the Field Experience and for 3 credits for the Senior Professional Internship.

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Senior Professional Internship

Prerequisites

• SOC Senior with 90 credits or more completed

• 2.5 GPA or better

• Broadcast Journalism majors must have completed COMM 385

• Print Journalism majors must have completed one skills course

• Film and Media Arts majors must have completed COMM 331 or 382

• Public Communication majors must have completed COMM 337, 346 or 380

• Communication Studies majors must have completed all “core” courses

Requirements

• Students are required to work 180 total hours (15 hours per week) and must be over the twelve-week period of the semester.

• Your grade will be based upon the required course work indicated in the syllabus and evaluations collected from your site internship supervisor. It is your responsibility to secure a syllabus for the class.

• Senior Professional Internship course is worth 3 credits and may apply towards all SOC majors except Foreign Language and Communication Media (FLCM).

Course Information

Spring 2014
This course is taught by Scott Talan.

Course meets in McKinley T01
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 — 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Summer 2014
This course is taught by Gemma Puglisii.
Each student is required to meet with Professor Puglisi prior to leaving for the summer. Syllabus

Fall 2014
This course is taught by Gemma Puglisi

Field Experience

Prerequisites

• SOC student with 30 credits or more completed

• 2.5 GPA or better

• Internship requires that student earn academic credit

Requirements

• Students are required to work 60 total hours (5 hours per week) and must be over the twelve-week period of the semester.

• Your grade will be based upon the required course work indicated in the syllabus and evaluations collected from your site internship supervisor. It is your responsibility to secure a syllabus for the class.

• Field Experience course is worth 1 credit and will not count toward any SOC major.

Course Information

Spring 2014
This course is taught by Scott Talan.

Course meets in McKinley T01
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 — 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Summer 2014
This course is taught by Gemma Puglisi.
Each student is required to meet with Professor Puglisi prior to leaving for the summer. Syllabus

Deadlines to Add Internship

Fall - Monday, September 8, 2014
Spring - Monday, January 27, 2014
Summer - Friday, May 23, 2014

How to Register

Complete the appropriate registration forms and submit to your SOC Academic Advisor by the appropriate deadline listed above. Your SOC advisor will obtain all necessary signatures and then register you for the course.

Download Internship Registration and Consent Forms from Registrar's web page.