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If you can't find a class in your major or have already fulfilled your department requirement, check out UNIV 390:  Internship Seminar in Organizational & Community Leadership.

UNIV 390 is a 3-credit seminar course that focuses on organizational leadership through an internship or advanced student employment experience. Students work a minimum of 100 hours over the semester at their organization, while reflecting on their work experience in the context of organizational leadership, civic engagement, community development, and leadership in the community. 

UNIV 390 fulfills the Engaged Learning requirement and provides for general elective credit.  Enrollment in UNIV 390 requires permission of the instructor.  To enroll, contact the Academic Internship Program Manager to set up a meeting.  Prior to scheduling the meeting, please complete this information form.

FAQs regarding UNIV390

Who qualifies to enroll in UNIV 390?

Students of any year and any major can register for UNIV 390.

Does my internship need to be unpaid in order to enroll in UNIV 390 and gain credit? 

No, academic credit and pay are mutually exclusive.  This is for all academic internship classes, not just UNIV 390.

How often does UNIV390 meet? 

UNIV390 meets in person five times a semester, about once a month.

Does UNIV 390 fulfill any university requirements? 

UNIV 390 fulfills the engaged learning requirement and provides three general elective credits.

How many hours do I have to work at my internship? 

You must work a minimum of 100 hours during the semester you are enrolled in UNIV 390.

Can I use an internship I have already completed for the class? 

No, you must be working at the internship throughout the entire semester you are enrolled in UNIV 390.

Can I use an internship that I am continuing for the class?

Yes, if your responsibilities have changed and/or increased.  For example, if you worked in the fall at an organization and continued working there in the Spring, you could take UNIV 390 using your Spring experience only if your responsibilities changed and/or increased.

How do I enroll?

Enrollment in UNIV 390 requires permission of the instructor.  To enroll, contact the Academic Internship Program Manager to set up a meeting.  Prior to the requesting the meeting, please complete this information form. 


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