Internship FAQ's and Overview
INTS/PPOL internship credit counts towards your overall major credits and an internship may be taken in lieu of an INTS or PPOL elective course. There are a number of requirements that must be met in order to register for and obtain major internship credit. Please complete the Internship Application below and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for us to determine whether your internship is eligible for INTS or PPOL credit.
Credit cannot be awarded to a student who wishes to enroll after their internship has been completed. Students will be authorized to register for INTS 3980 or PPOL 3980 only after approval of the internship has been obtained. Once the students have received approval and registered for INTS 3980 or PPOL 3980 they may begin working on the elements of the internship project found to the right.
Please note that some students are unable to save a digital version of this form, once completed. You may need to complete it, and then print it.
For students interested in obtaining INTS or PPOL credit for an internship experience, please note the following approval and registration deadlines:
DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL: Once placement has been secured, the INTS approval process for a domestic internship is generally 1-3 weeks, whereas the approval process for an international internship can take 10-15 weeks. Students seeking internship-for-credit approval must plan accordingly in order to allow sufficient time for the approval process to be completed, prior to the registration deadline.
To begin the approval process, please complete the Internship Application, above.
- Fall Quarter 2018 - Friday, September 14, 2018
- Winter Quarter 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019
- Spring Quarter 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019
- Summer Quarter 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019
Internship for Credit Deliverables
Once enrolled in INTS 3980 or PPOL 3980, students will have access to a syllabus in Canvas with all details of the assignments. As an overview, assignments are divided into two phases, with multiple assignments in each phase:
- Cover letter and resume
- Description of interview
- Learning Agreement
- Work samples
- Final paper
- Supervisor evaluation
This evaluation is to be submitted directly from the supervisor to the instructor.