Your internship should allow you to learn more about working with or in behalf of couples, or whole familes. It should also allow you to use the skills you have learned in your classes within your major.
Your internship will need to be equivalent to 2 credits at 80 hours each. This means that your internship should be at least 160 hours of work experience.This time must be spread out for at least 7 to 8 weeks and must begin and end within 2 weeks of the beginning and end of the semester. For example, you may start your internship 2 weeks before the semester starts (but no sooner) or extend two weeks after the semester ends (but no longer). Internships that do not meet this criteria will not be approved.
NOTE: Credits taken for an internship will only cost half as much as a normal course credit
As a rule, the University does not approve online internships. However, as an exception to that rule marriage and family students have been authorized to complete an online internship so long as it is able to meet the rigor and purpose of on-site internships. Therefore, if you choose to complete an online internship, please review this message from the Academic Advising:
I understand that your internship will not be on-site with your employer. As the one-to-one interaction, mentoring, and feedback that would be expected in an on-site experience are key to the value of an internship, remote internships are not typically approved. When you complete the application through Career Navigator, please respond with the following information in the Job Description portion of your application so we can assess whether your situation may warrant a waiver of the policy:
Method of supervision
Frequency of interaction with supervisor
How internship expectations are established
How work is assigned
How work is evaluated
How feedback is given
If the responses to these questions are not adequate to provide an appropriate internship experience, the internship application will be denied.
Once enrolled in the course for your internship, you will need to complete the following tasks:
- Define your goals and objectives for your internship
- Complete weekly journals using I-Learn.
- Write a final report that assesses what you have learned or accomplished
Check the course syllabus for other minor tasks that must be complete as part of your internship
Once you have secured an internship, you need to fill out paperwork to be registered for the internship course. Please follow these instructions. You will NOT be registered or receive credit for your experience until all steps are completed. If you are aware of other students who have registered this internship before there will be no need for you to talk to the internship coordinator. If the internship has never been done by students in this major than you will need to meet with the internship coordinator.
1. Go to the Internship Approval Webpage
2. Click on the career navigator link and log in with your BYU-I username and password, (if you have not yet completed a profile for career navigator, simply follow the steps to do so).
3. From the "quick links" bar at the top of the page, hover over profile and click internships from the drop-down options.
4. Select "add new experience" if you have never done an internship prior. If you have then select "add new."
5. Fill out form with all necessary information. If you do not have all the information on hand you can "save as draft" and continue at a later time. Once your internship has been approved you will be notified by Career Services. If the internship is approved you will then be able to enroll.
6. Enroll in FAML 498R. Once you have access to FAML 498R you may begin to complete your internship hours/experience.
The Marriage and Family Studies Coordinator is: Rod Mayes firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 435-231-9084 (if you are unable to reach Brother Mayes, you may also contact Cole Ratcliffe, email@example.com, Clarke 308, (208) 496-4035)
*For questions on this process, please contact the Academic Advising.
**This process can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the number of applications the Academic Advising is processing. Please be mindful of this as you are making your preparations.
***If your internship provider has never worked with BYU-I prior to your experience with them they will need to fill out a master agreement form with the school (speak to coordinator about this).