HISTORY DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES An internship is a great way to prepare for your career, enhance your resume, and gain "real world" work experience while earning college credit. Here is how it works: 1. You must first line up an internship. You can get names and phone numbers of potential employers from the History Department Internship Opportunities List, from the Internships and Pre-Pro- fessional Work Experiences listed by the Career Services Office, or from your own personal contacts. You must then contact the employer and apply for the position, much as you would for a regular job. 2. With the employer you must work out your schedule and duties. It takes 42 work hours, (typically 3 hours per week for 14 weeks) to earn 1 credit, or 126 work hours (typically 9 hours per week for 14 weeks) to earn 3 credits. However, this can be done over a longer or a shorter period, depending on your schedule. Most internships are unpaid, but this is up to the employer. 3. You must register for HST 490 (Internship) and give the History Internship Coordinator (Professor Judge, RH404, 445-4472) your supervisor's name, title & phone number. Your supervisor must fill out an internship agreement and an evaluation of your work, and you must submit a brief journal of your work plus an 8-10 page paper on your internship experience. Grading is Pass/Fail. 4. Three hours of internship credit may be used to fulfill one of the history electives required for your major. Any additional internship credits earned may be used as free electives. 5. As a rule, student interns should have completed at least 60 credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Exceptions are possible, however, so don't hesitate to ask. The attached lists have various internship opportunities. If you are interested in any of them, or if you have other ideas, please contact Prof. Judge by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (445-4472), or stop by his office (RH404; Tu/Th 10-12). You might also check the History Department bulletin board (outside RH 401), and the Career Services web page (under "Internships" and "Pre-professional Work Experiences") for internship information.