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Michelle Skarp CLA offers internships through many departments. Some CLA majors require an internship within the major and other majors offer the course as elective credits. The programs that require the internship are designated with a *. The experience students receive complements their development, practice within their field of study, opportunities, and networking systems. Whether the internship is long or short term, incorporating the opportunity into the Bachelor of Arts degree is possible.

Students interested in an internship are advised to schedule an appointment with the Intern Coordinator within the department (see below) before the beginning of the next term. Late registrations may not be possible. The Intern Coordinator will assist students with answers and how to begin the process of finding an internship. Most internships for credit are not paid positions.

Students must review the course components before registering for an internship course. Some internship courses are reserved for majors only and may not be repeatable. Many internship courses are variable credits. This means when a student registers for the internship course they select the amount of credits. The amount of credits is discussed and agreed upon with the Intern Coordinator.

Explore past internship experiences from the menu above.


CLA intern courses and department contact information:

AMIN 3997 Internship in American Indian Studies (4.0 - 8.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-AmIn major, 60 credits or #; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised lab experience in American Indian agency or project or with significant Indian clientele. Advance, concurrent, and follow-up written and oral presentations.

Coordinator: See Department


ANTH 4697 Anthropology Internship (2.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-#, no Grad School cr; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised experience in an anthropological work related setting: social service agency, museum, immigration services, school or other, approved by instructor. Setting learning objectives, techniques for measuring progress and report writing will be taught

Coordinator: Jennifer Jones


COMM 4397 Internship in Communication (1.0 - 8.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Min 79 cr, comm major/minor (20 cr. in major), 2.50 GPA in major/minor; no Grad School cr; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students work in pre-approved program with a public agency, private organization, or other service agency; work must be in specific area of communication. Application deadline is one week before beginning of registration for following semester.

Comm 3310 and 4397 carry variable credit, only some of which may count toward the comm major or minor. While all credits for these courses apply to the 120 cr required for graduation, the max number of credits from these courses (either one course or combined from the two courses) that may apply to the student's major or minor is three (3)

Coordinator Kristin Carlson Elisabeth Pedersen

Departmental intern page for COMM 4397


ENGL 4097 Internship in Publishing (1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-minimum 60 credits, instructor consent; no grad credit; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised practical experience in an approved business, agency, or organization seeking student interns with strong skills and/or knowledge in English. Placement is in a variety of work fields, including publishing, museumship librarianship, theatre, and public service.

Coordinator: Carol Bock

Departmental Intern page for ENGL 4097


* ES 4090 Environmental Studies Internship Preparation (1.0 cr; Prereq-ES major, no Grad School credit; credit will not be granted if already received for 5040; S-N only, spring, every year)

Various employers and members of environmental organizations in the Duluth region, and in Minnesota will speak to the class each week to describe what they do in their perspective fields of environmental studies. Students will research careers in environmental studies, producing reports on prominent fields and directions in environmental sciences. Students will be placed with perspective internship experiences at the end of the semester.

* ES 4097 Environmental Studies Internship (3.0 cr; Prereq-4090 or 5040, ES major, No Grad School cr; credit will not be granted if already received for 5050; S-N only, summer, every year)
Practical experience in some field of environmental work, under direction of a faculty adviser and a work-site adviser.

Coordinator: Mike Mageau (for ES 4090 and 4097)

Departmental Intern page for ES 4090 / 4097


GEOG 3597 Internship in GIS (3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-GIS major with minimum 60 credits and #; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Scheduled assignments with direct supervision in public agencies or relevant private firms.

Coordinator: Laure Charleaux

GEOG 3997 Internship in Geography (1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Geog major, 60 cr or #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Scheduled assignments with direct supervision in public agencies or relevant private firms.

Coordinator: Tongxin Zhu


HIST 3097 Internship in History (1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-60 cr, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised opportunity to pursue local or regional history under auspices of local museums, historical societies, commemorative commissions. Written and oral presentation of completed project.

Coordinator: Steve Matthews


JOUR 4197 - Journalism Internship (1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[JOUR 5197]; Prereq-2001, 3700, min 60 cr, #, no Grad School cr; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised professional experience as a working staff member with a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station or other communications organization.

JOUR 5197 Journalism Internship (1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; =[JOUR 4197]; Prereq-Coll Grad or Grad School student, #; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised professional experience as a working staff member with a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station or other communications organization.

Coordinator: Marty Sozansky (for JOUR 4197 and 5197)

POL 3097 Government Internship (1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-60 cr; 4 cr max from 3097, 3197, 3297 may be applied toward advanced Pol major requirements; #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Scheduled work assignments with direct supervision in performance of governmental functions; full- or part-time employment.

Coordinator: Students contact the department and determine which faculty member they will work with.

POL 3197 Nongovernmental Internship (1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-60 cr; 4 cr max from 3097, 3197, 3297 may be applied toward advanced Pol major requirements; #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised, scheduled work assignments in performance of political functions in nongovernmental organizations; full- or part-time employment. Not all outside work is eligible; see department head for requirements.

Coordinator: Students contact the department and determine which faculty member they will work with


* SOC 4587 Internship Preparation (1.0 cr; Prereq-CRIM majors - CRIM 1301,2311, SOC 2155; SOC majors - SOC 1101, 2155; min 60 cr, no Grad School cr; A - F only, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to internship by learning about internship expectations, developing internship objectives, exploring internship opportunities, and identifying potential internship sites. After successfully completing SOC 4587, a student must wait at least one semester before registering for SOC 4597.

* SOC 4597 Internship (6.0 - 8.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Internship coordinator consent, soc Pat Swensonor crim major, 4587, WRIT 31xx; no Grad School cr; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised internship of at least 300 hours in a setting related to academic preparation and career interests.

Coordinator: Rob Weidner (for SOC 4587 and 4597)

Department Intern page for Soc 4587 / 4597


* URS 3097 Internship in Urban Regional Studies (1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-URS major, jr or sr, #; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Scheduled assignments with direct supervision in public agencies or relevant private firms.

Coordinator: Adam Pine


WRIT 4197 Internship in Writing (1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[WRIT 5197]; Prereq-#, no Grad School cr; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency.

WRIT 5197 Internship in Writing(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; =[WRIT 4197]; Prereq-#, Coll Grad or Grad School student; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency.

Coordinator: Marty Sozansky (for WRIT 4197 and 5197)


WS 3897 Internship (1.0 - 9.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; Prereq-1000, 2101, 3100, 15 cr WS or WS-related courses, WS major or minor, 53 cr, #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Work in public agency, private organization, or service agency offering practical application of women's studies theories and/or experience not available in classroom. Students must contract with an individual faculty members and with a site supervisor, set goals, fulfill requirements for credit earned, and submit written and oral evaluations of experience. Consult the Women's Studies website and internship Moodle site for information on local agencies and internship requirements and forms.

Coordinator: Contact the department

Departmental Intern page for WS 3897


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