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What are the first steps?

  • To begin your internship search, visit the CSBS Internship Databaseand make an appointment with your Internship Coordinator.
  • Health, Society & Policy internships must be health-related which may include various aspects of healthcare, health policy, and health administration.
  • Health, Society & Policy students can complete an internship for up to 6 credits.
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours is required for the internship to fulfill the Health, Society & Policy Elective section of the major requirements.
  • If you have already secured an internship for a current semester and would like to receive course credit, please complete the Course Permission Requestform and allow up to 3-5 business days for processing. (SBS 4890 may not be taken retroactively; internships completed not-for-credit in prior semesters may not be counted for credit in a current or future semester.)
  • Students enroll in SBS 4890 for 1-6 credit hours in any semester and concurrently complete their internship according to the hour requirements detailed below.

 Why do an internship?

  • Workforce: Employers are more likely to hire college graduates who have some work experience. Getting work experience before graduation is one of the best ways to get a competitive advantage in the job market. Internships also give you networking opportunities and a source for letters of recommendation. Some students may find that the internship facilitates professional networking that may lead to an employment opportunity.
  • Graduate School: Grad schools often look for leadership, project management or client exposure experience to which students may tailor their internships. It’s an essential way to make your application stand out.

When to do an internship?

Don’t wait until the last semester of your senior year to think about an internship. Junior or senior year are good times to complete one, but start planning now. Some require advance applications and if you wait until your final semester, you may miss the application deadlines. Many students complete two internships before graduation.

SBS 4890 Overview:

Students complete a contract with their internship site supervisor, submit bi-weekly journal entries, complete a final research paper (4-6 pages), and update their resumes. Supervisors must also agree to provide students with a mid- and end-term evaluation which accounts for a combined 40% of the student’s final grade. All coursework is available and graded via Canvas.

You MUST HAVE A PERMISSION CODE to add this course. If you have already secured an internship, request a permission code. If you have not yet secured an internship, please meet with your Internship Coordinator to review your options.

Access a sample syllabus here 

Access the required contract and waiver form here:

 Hour requirements:
FALL/SPRING SEMESTER (15 WEEK SEMESTERS):

1 credits = 45 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

2 credits = 90 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

3 credits  = 135 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

4 credits = 180 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

5 credits = 225 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

6 credits = 270 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

SUMMER SEMESTER (12 WEEK SEMESTER):

1 credits = 36 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

2 credits = 72 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

3 credits  = 108 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

4 credits = 144 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

5 credits = 180 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester

6 credits = 216 internship hours over the course of the ENTIRE semester


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
 
Dom Blanc

 

Dom Blanc

Dom is the instructor for SBS 4890, and the Internship Coordinator for the College of Social and Behavioral Science. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, and completed her Master’s degree at Fordham University in Bronx, New York. Dom has dedicated her professional efforts to the field of education, focusing on both K-12 and Higher Education for over a decade. Teaching, programming, and development of learning-based initiatives are among her professional interests.  

Last Updated: 6/26/19