Graduate students who want to emphasize theoretical learning are advised to pursue the thesis option while those with a clinical orientation should consider the non-thesis option with an internship. The Internship provides students with a supervised work experience in an organization or athletic team related to the student's concentration in the master's degree program. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair are required, and prerequisite coursework may be needed.
Students who wish to complete an internship should discuss the options with a Graduate Faculty member in the department well in advance of the start date. If you have any questions about how to start, contact the chair of the ESS graduate program or the ESS administrative assistant.
Course Description (ESSG-66000)
Supervised work experience in an organization or athletic team related to the student's concentration in the master's degree program. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair are required, and prerequisite coursework may be needed. May be taken for 1-3 credits.
Forms and paperwork
All students are required to complete a petition form. All information should be typed into the form prior to printing. You will need to consult with your faculty sponsor before completing the form. After obtaining signatures from your faculty sponsor, the form must be submitted to Jackie Wandell in the ESS departmental office.
No retroactive credit will be granted. If you want credit for
your internship, you must complete the petition form and submit it
for signature before the start date listed. Forms are also
- To gain applied learning experience in the student's area of concentration in the graduate program.
- To assist in the development of professional competencies in such areas as knowledge, attitudes, and applied skills.
- To help integrate skills and knowledge from the classroom.
- To provide a variety of experiences to prepare the student for her/his future career.
ESS Graduate Chair
Dr. Jeffrey Ives
ESS Administrative Assistant