Internships

The NEJS department encourages students to participate in internships that integrate academic knowledge and practical experiences. It sponsors credit-bearing internships (NEJS 92) for junior and senior majors and minors.

Internships combine off-campus or on-campus work that provides significant learning in the areas of NEJS with academic study supervised by a departmental faculty sponsor. Students may count one NEJS 92 toward their major or minor. Students doing summer internships may register for course credit in the following fall semester. A minimum of a B+ grade point average in NEJS courses is required for eligibility. For additional information, please contact the undergraduate advising head.

Requirements for an Academic Internship in NEJS

NEJS 92 involves as much work as a regular NEJS course. In addition to following the general internship guidelines established in the Bulletin, NEJS internships must include each of the following:

(1) Before the end of the shopping period, the NEJS faculty member who is supervising the internship must approve the written Internship Learning Contract proposed by the student; the sample contract should be used as a basis. This contract should at minimum outline the following:

  • the number of hours on the site
  • scheduled meetings with the faculty member supervising the internship
  • significant academic readings that enrich and deepen the field experience.

(2) The student must keep a detailed diary of the internship experience, to be shared with the faculty member.

(3) The student must complete a substantive research project that synthesizes what has been learned from the internship and links it to appropriate literature.

(4) The undergraduate advising head must approve in advance and in writing, every NEJS 92.