UC 225 - Undergraduate Internship
Section: 028
Term: SP 2010
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
1
Other:
Experiential
Consent:
With permission of department.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This new course is designed to allow LSA students, chiefly first- and second-year undeclared students, to receive academic credit for an internship experience. The expectation is that the internship experience will allow students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience and will inform their academic areas of interest.

Permission of the instructor is required to enroll in UC 225. An override will be issued after you have

  1. finalized an internship placement;
  2. completed the internship form at The Career Center website, and
  3. met with and received approval from your academic advisor.

Generally, you will receive an override for UC 225 when your internship is finalized and confirmed. Retroactive permission to enroll will not be granted. You must register for UC 225 before your internship begins, but the course may be on your schedule the term after the internship ends (e.g., for a spring/summer internship, UC 225 may be listed on your spring/summer or fall schedule). When you are granted the override, you will also receive course handouts, including a syllabus detailing the course requirements and a handout on “Keeping a Journal and Writing a Reflective Paper.” After the internship has been completed, you will finish and submit the academic assignments that are required to earn credit.

In your meeting with your academic advisor, you can share your thoughts about what you expect to gain through your involvement in an internship experience. The academic advisor will address your questions related to the internship experience and will review the course requirements.

You are required to fill out an electronic internship form at The Career Center website ( www.careercenter.umich.edu/c3student/ ). PRINT OUT THE COMPLETED FORM AND BRING IT TO THE APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ADVISOR. This is important as you will not be able to access the form again once it has been submitted. It is recommended that you consider utilizing the resources at The Career Center as part of your internship search. Career advisors can assist you in finding opportunities that fit your interests, as well as provide guidance on your application materials (resume, resume cover letter, etc.). The internship must involve participation in the substantive (core) work of a firm, non-profit organization, or governmental agency. While it is expected that internships may involve some clerical support, an assignment consisting primarily of general office duties, clerical tasks, or personal assistant work will not be granted internship credit. Internships typically run from three to eight weeks and require about 100 to 300 hours of work. The minimum requirement for an internship experience in UC 225 is one that involves at least 100 hours of work and lasts at least three weeks.

The course requirements are three:

  1. completion of the internship and submission of a satisfactory evaluation from your internship supervisor using a brief electronic form provided by The Career Center;
  2. submission of a copy of the thank you letter you wrote to your internship supervisor after the experience; and
  3. submission of an essay of 5-6 pages in which you first briefly describe the nature of your internship (what a typical workday was like and what you accomplished), and then reflect on connections between your internship experience and your studies and/or co-curricular experiences as a student at Michigan.

    Finally, you should explain what important learning or lessons you took away from your experience. This may include a new understanding of your strengths and weaknesses or limits.

To help you write a stronger essay, you may find it greatly advantageous to keep a journal during your internship. This can help you remember your weekly activities and accomplishments. A course handout will serve as a guide both for keeping a journal and writing your essay.

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