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. Also, note that you MUST have a major GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for PPOL/INTS internship credit.
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.
- Winter Quarter 2022 - Thursday, December 23, 2021
- Spring Quarter 2022 - Friday, March 25, 2022
- Summer Quarter 2022 - Friday, June 10, 2022
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:
- Learning Agreement
- MUST have a major GPA of 2.0 to register for INTS/PPOL internship credit
- Final paper
- Supervisor evaluation
- 4 Credits= 100 hours logged at internship
- 3 Credits= 75 hours logged at internship
- 2 Credits= 50 hours logged at internship
- 1 Credit= 50 hours logged at internship
This evaluation is to be submitted directly from the supervisor to the instructor.