Professional Practice


Internships undertaken through H&S allow students to discover how theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom functions within a real-world work environment. Working in collaboration with a site supervisor and a faculty member, students are able to integrate academic study with the practical experience they acquire in a work environment. 

Internships are offered for credit through specific H&S departments and programs (consult the catalog for details). Typically, H&S programs require students to have completed a substantial portion of a major or minor course of study before they are eligible to undertake an Internship; in this way, students are prepared to get the most out of these experiential learning opportunities.

All for-credit Internships require approval in advance. Students must submit an application form for approval before the semester or term in which the internship will take place. For fall/spring semester internships, a grace period is extended to students; applications can be submitted at the start of the semester, but no later than the published deadline of the semester in which the work will be carried out. Because the approval process requires input and signatures from the faculty sponsor, chair of the faculty member’s department, the field supervisor at the work location, the student’s adviser, and the Professional Development Coordinator, students are advised to begin the application process well in advance. In addition, students enrolled in degree programs in other Schools at IC must get the signature of their dean, prior to submitting the application to the Professional Development Coordinator in H&S. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Students may also enroll in for-credit internships during winter and summer sessions. For these opportunities, students must also submit an application to the Professional Development Coordinator in H&S, no later than the published deadline for H&S. For winter/summer session internship enrollment, no grace period is extended; students must submit applications to the H&S Dean's office by the Add/Drop deadline determined by the Office of Extended Studies (607-274-3143).

Students must be in good academic standing to receive approval to participate in an internship. No more than 12 credits in any combination of internship projects can be counted toward the 120 credits required for graduation.

For more information, contact the H&S Dean's office (607-274-3102).

Follow Amanda Lippincott, the Professional Development Coordinator,  on Facebook and Twitter to get updates regrading professional development in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Looking for an internship? Try using the Office of Career Services' iCareers webpage. Check out Career Services' website for upcoming Career Fairs and Workshops.

Experiential Learning Changes – Internship Relevant
Due to recent changes in state licensing we will be temporarily discontinuing experiential learning placements in the following states:

  1. Alabama
  2. Indiana
  3. Louisiana
  4. Maryland
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Minnesota
  7. New Hampshire
  8. New Mexico
  9. Ohio
  10. South Dakota
  11. Wyoming

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