SPN 4940 Internship in Spanish: Information
Locate an internship that
is of interest to you by contacting the College of Arts and Sciences Career
Success Center: (http://www.unf.edu/careerservices/COAS_Career_Success_Center.aspx). Ms. Liz Arflin is the designated
Career Coordinator for foreign language majors. The Career Success Center
maintains a listing of available internships. Another possibility might be to
contact non-profit agencies in Duval County that serve culturally diverse populations.
The city of Jacksonville also has listings of open internships and volunteer
positions and you may be able to connect with a suitable group with a need for
Spanish speakers (http://www.coj.net/departments/employee-services/volunteer-services.aspx). The Department of
Languages, Literatures and Cultures cannot find the internship for you.
It is essential to plan
for an internship well in advance as the arrangements and internship format
will need Departmental approval; all
necessary permissions and the internship agreement must be in place at least two
weeks prior to the start the registration period for the semester in which you
wish to do the internship.
All internships must meet
certain criteria in order to receive academic credit that may be applied to the
B.A. degree in Spanish and the internship must be pre-approved by the LLC
Department Chair. Students who wish to do an internship in Spanish must have
already completed the following courses: SPN 3242, SPN 3300, SPW 3030 and two
additional SPN/SPW upper-level courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. An
internship in Spanish must have a faculty supervisor from the Spanish section willing
to work with the student intern and with the intern’s supervisor/facilitator at
the establishment providing the internship. A written, signed agreement
detailing the location and the exact duties of the internship and the
requirements for the final, written assignment is required. The number of hours
to be spent at the place of the internship must be between 150-160 total hours for
In some cases, in
addition to a written, reflective assignment turned into the faculty supervisor
at the end of the term, an “internship portfolio” should be maintained. This
might include teaching materials a student intern has developed if the
internship involves teaching, written materials translated into Spanish for a
county or non-profit agency, or other tangible evidence that attests to the
work you have done as part of the internship.
Please feel free to
contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for more
information (904 620-2282).
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