Description & Information
Junior-level status; approval of Department Internship Coordinator or Chair.
Internships are specifically designed to provide students with a personalized experience in a professional, Humanities-related career prior to graduation. It should enhance and augment the student's upper-division classroom studies and experience.
Variable credit course (1-3 credits); a minimum of 70 hours of internship work experience is required for each credit hour earned.
a) Learn important skills working in a professional, Humanities-related field;
b) Integrate and apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom to on-the-job work settings;
c) Cultivate future employment opportunities and professional connections, while gaining a greater understanding and vision of career options and possibilities;
d) Prepare for graduate/law school, professional-level employment, or other life-long learning opportunities.
Students will register for HUM 398R to complete the internship.
Students complete this optional Capstone experience preferably between their Junior and Senior years. As a non-work-study experiences, therefore, internships are not intended to be completed between semesters. Rather, they are viewed as an after-hours, part/full-time experience, and are more likely to be available outside the BYU-Idaho area. However, a few on-campus internships have been approved (mainly in the Spori Art Gallery).
Internships should have responsibilities that pertain directly to the broader Humanities/Liberal Arts, with particular emphasis on gaining experience and skills in future career-related paths and fields.
Students should work closely with a mentor in the organization (Experience Provider) for whom they are working.