A480 consists of an on site internship at a facility related to the student’s interests. The choice of facility and activities are left up to the student however approval must be obtained from the instructor
A480 requires senior standing. Typically it is done during the summer before the senior year, or after all coursework has been completed.
Prior to enrolling in the internship, the student should meet with the instructor to discuss their goals and options for the internship. Students are solely responsible for making all internship arrangements.
Internships must be a minimum of 8 weeks in length working at least 20 hours per week, 160 hours total, and can be paid or unpaid. Longer internships are encouraged.
Once the student decides on an internship and works out an arrangement with the hosting facility, he/she must complete the internship planning sheet and submit it to the faculty supervisor. Once approved, the student will then be authorized to register for A480.
- The internship must be completed during the semester the student is registered for A480. For internships that span more than one semester, student must make arrangements with the instructor before the internship begins.