Coordinators: Office of Internship Services, Community Engagement Center, Center for Vocational Reflection
No more than 9 credits in all internship courses may apply toward graduation requirements. For information and authorization, check with the Office of Internship Services, Career Development, Center for Vocational Reflection or academic departments.
Internship opportunities are available with both large and small organizations reflecting a wide range of students' academic and career interests. Internship sites regularly include accounting firms, television stations, social service agencies, financial institutions and governmental agencies. The geographic location of each internship site is determined by student preference and site availability. The Augustana internship program includes local, regional, national and international sites.
A full-time internship helps the student who is well advanced in an academic major understand the connection between theory and practice by applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Full-time internships must be taken through an academic department and supervised entirely by a faculty member. Individual departments have full discretion as to whether they offer a full-time internship option. Check academic areas of study within this catalog to determine whether a department offers up to 9 credits for each of the various internships. For information about the five types of internships, see Internships, p. 33.
Students who wish to participate in an internship for credit along with other classes should consider a part-time internship. These internships can be taken through an academic department or as an experiential or volunteer internship through the Office of Internship Services, Career Development or Center for Vocational Reflection. Experiential or volunteer internships taken through a non-academic department are available for up to 3 credits. For information about hour requirements and qualifications, see Internships, p. 33.