IDS 3949 Experiential Studies in Liberal Arts
IDS 3949 allows students to earn course credit
for relevant work experience. Working with a Faculty Mentor and the Career
Success Center (CSC), students will develop a plan to integrate academic
coursework with an internship experience. Students are responsible for ensuring
all forms are completed, signed and returned to the CSC by established
Steps to Enroll in the IDS 3949 Internship Course
1. Schedule an appointment a Career Success Center Coordinator to receive an orientation to the course and all requirements. Due: At least a semester in advance of when the internship is planned to take place.
2. Complete and sign the Student Application and have the form signed by your advisor verifying your eligibility to enroll in the course. Due: At least 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.
3. Identify a faculty mentor willing to supervise the academic elements of the internship. The Academic Agreement Form should be signed by your faculty mentor. A copy should be provided to the CSC. Due: At least 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.
**Make sure Steps 1 - 3 are approved prior to continuing the final steps.**
4. Select a prospective internship site and have the organization complete and sign the Employer Application. The CSC Internship Instructor will review the form to verify the site as a credible, relevant and approvable experience. Due: At least 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.
5. Return the first three forms to the CSC for review. If approved, the remaining paperwork should be completed.
6. Ensure the site supervisor completes and returns the Employer Agreement to the CSC to become officially established as an approved site. Due: At least 1 week prior to the last day of classes.
7. Complete the Student-Employer Assignment Verification Form and obtain the required signatures to confirm the internship experience for the designated semesters. Due: At least 1 week prior to the last day of classes
Once all forms are completed and submitted to the CSC and the internship experience is approved, course registration access will be granted. Students should register and pay any tuition fees according to the deadline dates established by the University.
of Arts and Sciences IDS 3949 Experiential Studies in Liberal Arts
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the COAS Internship Program. Students will participate in supervised work
experiences related to their major field of study. Students may repeat this course for credit,
up to a total of six credit hours.
To be eligible to apply to the COAS Internship Program, you
must meet the requirements below:
admitted as a degree seeking student
Must have at
least 60 credit hours at the time you begin your internship assignment
Must have a
declared major (officially accepted into college)
transfer student, must have at least one semester of completed coursework at
Must have at
least one semester remaining in program of study
Must have at
least a 2.5 UNF Undergraduate GPA
assignments and tasks must relate to major
a career goal related to major
enrolled in courses at the time of internship
one semester remaining in program of study
Must have at
least a 3.0 UNF Graduate GPA
with a Career Coordinator for specific requirements by individual departments
Note: International students must consult with the International Center for
You must complete the registered hours based on the number
of credit you have registered for each semester. Please
note: If you register for 0 credit
hours, you must complete a minimum
of 100 hours/semester.
To receive: You
must work a minimum of:
3 credit hours 135
2 credit hours 90
1 credit hour 45
0 credit hours 45
This document is designed to track the total hours of work
performed by you at the internship site.
You must complete the required hours based on the number of credits you
have registered for each semester.
You must keep track of your hours on a weekly
basis. At the end of the semester, you
site supervisor must sign your time sheet, certifying the total number of hours
you worked during the semester. Your
timesheet must be turned in to the course instructor by the date assigned.
You will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
A passing grade (P)
is assigned if you receive a satisfactory
evaluation on the Mid-Term and Final Evaluation Forms, complete the required
ours for credit and you return all completed assignments to the Instructor by
the established due dates.
A failing grade (F)
is assigned when you do not submit written
assignments, receive an unsatisfactory employer evaluation, or prematurely
terminate your work assignment without consultation and agreement from both the
IDS 3949 Instructor and the employer.
A incomplete grade (I)
may be given under special circumstances,
which must be discussed and agreed upon with the course Instructor.
This incomplete grade will revert to a
failing grade if the matter is not resolved in a timely manner.
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