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Generally internships involve about 50 hours of field work for each credit, so about 150 hours for a three-credit internship; this is about 10 hours per week during a regular semester. The off-campus internship supervisor is expected to oversee your work and ensure that the position offers educational value and a good experience. A faculty member on campus supervises the internship, meets periodically with the student during the semester, reviews written work, and submits a grade. Interns normally complete an 8 page paper that evaluates their experience during the internship and connects internship experience with material learned in traditional classes. Internships are graded based on the quality of performance and the quality of the final paper. The off-campus internship supervisor completes an evaluation form and submits it to the faculty supervisor. Supervisor Evaluation Form (PDF).

If you are approaching an office, public official, or group on your own, you should prepare a cover letter and a resume. The letter should clearly state your interest in an internship and indicate what you can offer the organization. Your resume should highlight your academic experience and any other work that is pertinent. You might especially note any useful skills, such as familiarity with different computer software, knowledge of specific subjects, and so forth.

Katia Levintova is the DJS Internship coordinator; please email her, with questions about how to get started with an internship!