Examine your personal goals, and seek a position to help you reach your career objectives. Internships give you the opportunity to reinforce academic learning and personal values and identify the skills you need to be successful in your field. Many employers view internships as one of the most valued credentials when making hiring decisions.
Determine how much time you have to devote to an internship. FCS 4290 requires completion of a minimum of 300 work hours (20 hours per week) in the semester enrolled. Up to six credits (600 work hours, 40 hours per week) may be earned. In addition to completing work hours, you will also set professional development goals and compile a portfolio documenting learning experiences as part of the internship. Consider your class schedule when determining if you have enough time to devote to an internship.
It is recommended that you complete your internship in the late junior or senior year. Successful completion of FCS 2020 Field Experience is a prerequisite for FCS 4290. Contact to discuss timing and suitable sites for your internship.
Your internship must be approved by major faculty prior to enrolling in the course. Begin planning your internship experience 6 months before you plan to enroll in the course. An internship can be completed anywhere on the planet, with faculty approval.
Please note that it is not possible to self-register for this course. Registration deadlines are noted on the approval form, and must be strictly adhered to.
Questions? Please email Dr. Frazier