Internships are an important step toward finding a great job after graduation. Internships allow you to test your interest in specific career areas, learn new skills and make contacts that can help you find a professional position after graduation. The Honors Program offers IDH credit to students from all departments wishing to pursue an internship. You do not need to be an honors student to apply for internship credit through the Honors Program.
Internship Credit - IDH 4940 An internship is different than a part-time job. To get credit, your experience must meet some basic criteria. Primarily, you should have a deliberate learning agenda. In other words, you need a good idea of what you specifically hope to learn and how it is applicable to your major or your future goals. Your training or service experience must be supervised and help you meet your specific learning goals.
Grading is S/U and based on the completion of a paper at the end of the internship and a letter of support from your supervisor. A course taken for S/U does not normally apply to major requirements, but you may use these hours for elective credit. Your college may offer a similar internship program that can count for credit as well.The Honors Program offers credit for internships through IDH 4940.
Students from any department may submit an application for consideration, but students in the College of Journalism are required to present a letter from an academic advisor or department chair with their application. You need not be an honors student, but you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be approved for Honors internship credit.
Download the online IDH4940 Application here.
Please Note: There is a late fee assessed by the Registrar's Office for students who register for this class during Drop/Add week if they have not previously registered for any other classes that semester.
Finding an Internship
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Begin by visiting the Career Resource Center. The Career Resource Center offers programs and services to help all University of Florida students identify, strategize and achieve their career aspirations.