CLAS Internships

Internship Information Session

Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Science Academic Advising Center

Note: Students must complete this information session in order to enroll in LASC 393/493


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Why Complete an Internship?

An internship provides you with work experience in a field related to your previous coursework and/or career goals and/or potential graduate school work. The training, and practice, and hands-on work experience in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment provides an edge in the job market after graduation.

To be considered for the LASC internship course you must:

  • be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA) at the end of your last semester
  • have a specific internship offer and designated supervisor prior to applying for the course
  • work a minimum of 45 hours for each 1 unit of credit
  • pay all required tuition and fees by the posted deadline

Hours to units breakdown:

  • 1 unit = 45 hours
  • 2 units = 90 hours
  • 3 units = 135 hours
  • 4 units = 180 hours
  • 5 units = 225 hours
  • 6 units = 270 hours

Course Objectives:

  • Gain work experience
  • Clarify interest in the particular field/business
  • Connect strengths, skills, and values to choice of a major/career

Expectations:

  • Complete assigned journals
  • Complete Final Reflective Project
  • Confirm that the Supervisor's Evaluation has been submitted electronically
  • Be open to learning more about yourself and others
  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Comply with the UA Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity

Your grade is based on:

  • Quality and quantity of your work related to the internship
  • Hours completed based upon units enrolled
  • Supervisor's Evaluation
  • Journals and Final Project

The grade for this course is:

  • Superior (S)

    Complete all internship hours; excellent supervisor evaluation (4.4 - 5); all required journals and Final Reflective Essay are submitted on time and follow stated grading guidelines.

  • Pass (P)

    Complete all internship hours; satisfactory supervisor evaluation (3 - 4.4), 75% of required journals are submitted; Final Reflective Essay is submitted on time.

  • Fail (F)

    Internship hours are not fully completed; journals and Final Reflective Essay are not submitted or do not follow the guidelines. Negative supervisor's evaluation is submitted (< 3.0).

Supervisor's Evaluation

In addition to evaluating you on skills that are unique to your position, your supervisor will consider the following categories in your evaluation:

  • Attitude
  • Dependability
  • Ability to Learn
  • Skills and Accuracy in Work
  • Quantity and Quality of Work
  • Relations with Others
  • Initiative
  • Communication Skills (both written and oral)
  • Organizational Skills
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Flexibility
  • Observance of Rules, Policies, and Procedures
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Responsiveness to Criticism

 

You can find this information in more detail by downloading the LASC 393/493 Internship Course Information sheet.

Next Steps:

  • Fill in your name and net ID to verify that you have completed this online information session
  • Click Submit
  • Complete the LASC 393/493 Application form and Assumption of Risk and Release form
  • The LASC Internship Coordinator will review your application and contact you if there are any questions. When the application is approved for credit the Internship Coordinator will enroll you in the course.