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(May also be called internship or co-op)
1. Find an internship. There are three major ways to find an internship:
a. The Department of Arts and Humanities hosts an internship fair usually once a
semester (excluding summers). Contact Dr. Hoang by email for specific times and dates. This will be an opportunity to make contacts to possibly secure an internship.
b. Students may be proactive and search for their own field experiences.
c. Students may visit Career Services and solicit their help in the process. If you are an international student you must receive approval from the Coordinator of International Admissions, Suite 350 South, (713) 221-8048, in addition to all of the steps and requirements given above.
2. Complete Field Experience Application. You can get this application from Career services. Look for the link that says “Field Experience Form.”
a. Part I & Part II must be complete with original signatures.
b. Please write in the upper hand corner whether you will be enrolling for 3 or 6 hours.
3. Submit materials.
a. The Field Experience Application, copy of your resume, and UHD grade history (available from e-services) need to be submitted to Dr. Hoang for review.
b. Students must submit original hard copies with signatures. No electronic or fax copies will be accepted.
c. If you intend to pursue two internships during the same semester, you must submit separate application materials for each internship.
4. Obtain internship approval from internship coordinator (Dr. Hoang). Internship approval is based on the following standards:
a. That you are not working for your family.
b. That you are not requesting to each course credit for current employment.
c. That the internship is related to your major and your professional goals.
d. That the internship position, when documented on your resume, will demonstrate that you are professional and can handle a professional job. e. That the internship position will make you more marketable and improve your academic experience (meaning do something beyond your present job or position – stretch yourself!).
5. Obtain internship approval from department chair (Dr. Cueva).
a. Once all materials have been received, they will be submitted to the Department Chair, Dr. Ed Cueva for approval.
b. Once approved by Dr. Cueva, permission will be given for you to register for the course. You will be notified via email.
6. Register for COMM 4380. The Internship Director gives approval to the internship, and Department Chair grants permission to enroll. It is the student’s responsibility to logon to e-services and register.
a. Students enrolled in 3 hours of course credit are expected to complete 120 hours over the course of the regular fall or spring semester (about 10 hours a week).
b. Students enrolled in 6 hours of course credit are expected to complete 240 hours over the course of the regular fall or spring semester (20 hours a week).
c. Students enrolled during the summer session will be required to complete the same number of hours, as those enrolled during the regular fall or spring semester. d. It is the student’s responsibility to pay tuition for the hours to avoid being dropped from the course.
To ensure proper processing and approval, students must submit original (hard copy) application materials by the following dates.
If you are an international student, you must receive approval from the Coordinator of International Admissions, Suite 350 South, (713) 221-8048, in addition to all of the steps and requirements given above.
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