Internships


Academic Credit for Internships | Social Sciences



Anthropology

Economics

ECON 494. INTERNSHIP IN ECONOMICS (3). Student works for a firm or government agency under the sponsorship of an economics faculty member. Work experience must be approved by NIU’s Cooperative Education/Internship Program and the Department of Economics. Student prepares a written report under the direction of the faculty member in the economics department. S/U grading. May not be repeated. PRQ: Junior or senior standing with a declared major in economics and consent of a department faculty member.

Geography/Meteorology

GEOG 391. INTERNSHIP (1-6).
A. Physical Geography
B. Environmental Management
C. Meteorology/Climatology
D. Regional Geography
E. Human Geography
G. Urban/Economic Geography
J. Methods and Techniques
K. Mapping/Geovisualization
M. Geomatics/Surveying
Work as an intern in an off-campus agency or firm. A student completes intern tasks as assigned, does readings and prepare a paper under the supervision of a faculty member. Each letter category may be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours. S/U grading. PRQ: Consent of department.

Political Science

POLS 490. INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (1-6). Admission upon written approval by the internship coordinator for the Department of Political Science. Credit awarded to qualified students upon completion of an internship or other experiential learning related to the field and writing assignments. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours with department approval.

POLS 491H. HONORS APPRENTICESHIP (3). Students have three options: (1) internship, (2) teaching assistantship, (3) research assistantship. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours. PRQ: Admission to departments honors program and permission of instructor. S/U grading.

Psychology

PSYC 489. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP (3). Work in an authorized agency for at least 10 hours per week. Preparation of a written report or oral presentation describing the experience required. Work experience must be approved by NIU’s Cooperative Education/Internship Program. May be repeated once, but no more than 3 semester hours can be applied toward a major in psychology. S/U grading. PRQ: At least junior standing with a declared major in psychology, and consent of a faculty sponsor.

Sociology

SOCI 390. INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY (3). Work as an intern in an agency engaged in activities related to one of the emphases in sociology. Readings and the preparation of a paper under the supervision of a faculty member in the department. May be repeated once, but no more than 3 hours of credit may be applied toward the major. S/U grading. PRQ: Junior or senior standing and consent of department.