Internship Course Description & Guide | St. Lawrence University Career Connections

Internship Course Description & Guide

Students undertake a significant experiential learning opportunity, typically with a company, non-profit, governmental, or community-based organization.  The internship represents an educational strategy that links classroom learning and student interest with the acquisition of knowledge in an applied work setting.  Through direct observation, reflection and evaluation, students gain an understanding of the internship site’s work, mission, and audience, how these potentially relate to their academic study, as well as the organization’s position in the broader industry or field.  Students will produce a critical reflection on their internship experience demonstrating how they have addressed specific learning goals. 

Students are responsible for securing their own internships, but should contact the Career Services Office for assistance and resources to identify and apply for opportunities of interest.  Students will participate in an internship for at least six weeks and no less than 50 hours of supervised work.  Course must be taken under the pass/fail grading option only.  Students may undertake two .25 credit internship options for a total of .5 credits during their undergraduate career at St. Lawrence.  This course does not meet distribution requirements, nor does it replace existing CBL, departmental internship, or internship independent study options or requirements, but serves as a supplemental internship option for undergraduates

For more detail on the Career Connections Internship course requirements and registration, please review the Internship Course Guide prior to making an appointment with Career Connections Director, Geoff Falen.