The internship (ILAS 390 or 602) is an option providing 3 semester hours (120 clock hours on site) toward the undergraduate or graduate certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. The internship provides practical field experience to compliment and support the learning process in the classroom. When properly planned, the internship is a meaningful learning experience that contributes positively to the student's academic development.
[NOTE: All internship related forms are available for download to the right or in the LGBT Studies Program office in Reavis Hall, Room 103. It is your responsibility to keep copies of all completed forms for your records.]
In order to ensure that the internship is a valuable experience for both the student and the cooperating agency or sponsoring major department, goals and activities need to be planned well in advance. Students normally pursue an internship after completing all of the certificate coursework (9 semester hours). To be eligible for the internship, students must be in good standing with the University; have junior or senior standing for ILAS 390 (S/U grading) or graduate standing for ILAS 602; obtain consent of the LGBT Studies Certificate Coordinator with approval of the internship site.
Internship requires careful planning. Allow at least a month of preparation time. Complete the following tasks before beginning your internship:
* IMPORTANT NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Consult with the International Student and Faculty Office before you begin your internship. Federal laws governing your to participate in internships are complicated and change from time-to-time. Your immigration status is your responsibility.
Once your internship is underway, it is important to complete the following tasks:
Learning Plan and Contract