Internship Program

Classes

INT 101 : Work-Based Experience

This course is a one-semester, introductory, work-based experience course. Students observe, participate in, and develop a mentoring relationship in an environment related to their chosen program of study for the purpose of career exploration using project-based learning. A total of 45 hours in the field during the semester and a one hour weekly seminar is required. Students complete career assessments and develop learning goals. Self-assessment is integrated using reflection assignments. All community placements must be approved by the Experiential Education Center. Prerequisite(s): Permission from the Experiential Education Center. Instructional Support Fee applies. 1 credit Fall

Credits

1
1. Identify foundational knowledge of technical skills and professional communications in a work setting. 2. Recognize industry standards and organizational structures, culture, and ethics. 3. Summarize the connections between academic theory and practice through reflection. 4. Apply critical thinking, research skills, and problem solving skills within the context of work. 5. Identify an awareness of self, others, and society across multiple contexts (personal, community, industry, and global). 6. Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.

INT 110 : Internship Experience

This course offers students an opportunity to apply classroom learning and academic skills in a supervised work experience related to their chosen field of study. It assists students in exploring and wisely choosing a career, while promoting personal growth and development. The work-based learning component helps students develop the skills of problem solving, decision making, and reflective thinking that increases their overall success in the workforce. Students work 5-8 hours a week in their internship position for a minimum total of 80 hours and must participate in a weekly seminar. The internship seminar helps students develop an interdisciplinary perspective of the world of work by discussing related topics and sharing on-the-job concerns with peers. Faculty and employers provide professional guidance to students in setting and achieving career goals. Prerequisite: Permission from the Experiential Education Center. Instructional Support Fee applies. Two lecture hours per week. 2 credits. Fall, Spring, Summer.

Credits

2
1. Identify and apply technical skills and professional communication skills in a work setting. 2. Recognize industry standards, organizational structures, culture, and ethics and align with long-term career goals. 3. Connect competencies to academic theory and practice through reflection. 4. Utilize critical thinking, research skills, and problems solving skills. Identify an awareness of self, others, and society and integrate this knowledge across multiple contexts (personal, community, industry, and global). 5. Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.

INT 210 : Internship Experience I

This course offers students an opportunity to apply classroom learning and academic skills in a supervised work experience related to their chosen field of study. It assists students in exploring and wisely choosing a career, while promoting personal growth and development. The work-based learning component helps students develop the skills of problem solving, decision making, and reflective thinking that increases their overall success in the workforce. Students work 10-12 hours a week in their internship position for a minimum total of 120 hours and must participate in a weekly seminar. The internship seminar helps students develop an interdisciplinary perspective of the world of work by discussing related topics and sharing on-the-job concerns with peers. Faculty and employers provide professional guidance to students in setting and achieving career goals. Prerequisite(s): Permission from the Experiential Education Center. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall

Credits

3
1. Employ technical and professional communication skills in a work setting. 2. Recognize industry standards, organizational structures, culture, and ethics. 3. Connect competencies to academic theory and practice through reflection. 4. Develop critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills. 5. Integrate knowledge of self, others, and society across multiple contexts (personal, community, industry, and global). 6. Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.

INT 220 : Internship Experience II

This course offers students an additional opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a different or advanced position. It allows for further enhancement of personal and professional development and improvement in critical thinking skills, communication skills, and self-management skills. INT 220 builds directly upon the work-based learning experience acquired through INT 210, and better prepares students for a satisfying career in the complex and challenging workplaces of the future. The seminar encourages students to seek information related to labor market trends, educational requirements needed for advancement in their careers, and professional organizations and networks in their field. Faculty and employers provide professional guidance, supervision, and assessment of established learning objectives and career goals. Students work 10-12 hours a week in their internship position for a minimum total of 120 hours and must participate in a weekly seminar (online). Prerequisite(s): INT 210 and permission from the the Experiential Education Center. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Spring

Credits

3
1. Employ industry appropriate technical skills and professional communication skills. 2. Apply knowledge of industry and organizational structures and integrate into long-term career goals. 3. Connect competencies to academic theory and practice through reflection. 4. Integrate critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills across personal, academic, and career contexts. 5. Evaluate personal performance as it affects self, community, and industry, and create a plan that demonstrates progression. 6. Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.