Each student in the program is required to take 2 three credit hour internships.
Students are expected to identify an appropriate college or university department or program that they have an interest in learning more about through experiential learning. The student must identify an acceptable site supervisor (with the approval of the CSAA advisor or the internship faculty) in that department or program and work with that person to construct the learning outcomes they wish to acquire through the experience. Students are expected to spend up to 150 hours in that area over the semester. In addition to the site work, students also have assignments due to the internship faculty throughout the semester including journaling, other writing prompts, a portfolio of their work and a research paper which covers an aspect of the area they worked. Students are also encouraged to consider internship programs hosted by national organizations such as National Orientation Directors Association and Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.
Some areas on-campus which have hosted internships:
- Housing and Residence Life
- Student Union
- Greek Affairs
- Academic Advising
- Freshmen Seminar
- Inclusion Programs
- Career Services
For a sampling of past internships with more detailed information please see the most recent Internship Matrix (pdf)