Animal Science Internship (AS 398R) requirements
- Minimum requirements (required)
- 280 working hours and 7 weeks. This translates into 40 hours worked in 7 weeks.
- Recommended hours and weeks worked.
- 560 working hours and 14 weeks. This translates into 40 hours worked in 14 weeks.
- 1 academic credit.
- Simultaneous to working hours are weekly updates sent to the Animal Science Program Internship Faculty Coordinator. An update is required for each week the student is fulfilling the internship.
- A self-evaluation is completed near the end of the internship.
- A PowerPoint presentation is submitted near the end of the internship.
- Hours worked must be submitted after being verified by the internship supervisor (the intern’s boss).
- All coursework is set up in I-Learn.
Applied Plant Science Internship (APS 398R) requirements
- 400 working hours. Usually that translates into 10 weeks x 40 hours/week=400 hours
- 1.0 academic credit.
- Simultaneous to the working hours are weekly communications with the APS Department Internship Coordinator.
- A final report.
- Coursework set up in Canvas.
Regarding internships for the Art Department, here is a generic list of requirements for internships to count for credit and some steps to complete in order to be authorized to add the online class during your actual internship experience (note: we now use the i-plan system to apply, and there should be instructions on the www.byui.edu/internships site for this):
- All students need to complete all Freshman and Sophomore classes before starting their internship. Graphic design students must have successfully completed the Art 130, 230 and 235 classes before applying for an internship. Other majors within the Art Dept. must consult with a faculty in their area of emphasis for specific prerequisites (some are required to have completed Art 110 etc.).
Duration/Timing of Internship Experience:
- You must work a minimum of 100 hours for each credit hour you sign up for. You may continue to work beyond that amount as long as you meet your credit hour requirement.
- You must work at least 7 consecutive weeks.
- Internships can fall outside the traditional semester timeline. (Meaning they can start or end before or after a semester starts or ends)
- Internships can be completed during the full semester immediately after a students' last semester of coursework at BYU-Idaho. No internships can be completed after that for credit unless the student re-enrolls as a full-time student and completes the internship after re-enrolling as a student.
- Generally, internships shouldn't extend too much beyond a typical semester timeline (about 14 weeks). In order to comply with our 3 track system, taking more than 1 semester off at a time could be detrimental to a students' graduation plan.
Internship Experience Requirements:
- Internships can be paid OR unpaid.
- You must work in the field you are studying (Illustrators should find an illustration internship, graphic designers must find a design internship, etc.) No copy spot internships or Disneyland janitorial internships etc.
- During Covid19 restrictions, we are allowing students to work either on-site or remotely per employer preference and local protocols. When Covid restrictions are lifted, the typical rule for internships is that onsite work is required and remote or online internships are not normally permitted.
- You must be physically supervised by a professional with a Bachelor's degree in your area of emphasis AND who has at least 5 years of professional experience in the field. (Freelance jobs or work for hire by non-designers/artists do not qualify as internship experiences) Exceptions to this will need to be approved by a faculty from your area of emphasis.
Finding Your Internship:
- BYU Idaho maintains a webpage dedicated to internships. Information tips on finding an internship experience can be found here: http://www.byui.edu/internships/finding-an-internship
- Students will want to consult with multiple faculty in their area of emphasis for additional leads or suggestions on possible internship experiences. It is wise to select a city or geographical area as a starting point based upon available housing etc. Other options include looking at national internships for your specific area of emphasis see: http://www.internships.com/art. or visit the AIGA.org for Graphic Design internship listing.
- Graphic designers can look at design jobs.aiga.org, coroflot.com/design-jobs, www.authenticjobs.com, behance.net/joblist, www.designobserver.com/jobs, www.krop.com,
- It is recommended that students from different emphasis areas contact one or more of the faculty from their emphasis area for help with finding an internship opportunity. Faculty from emphasis areas are as follows: 3D: Kody Keller email@example.com, Hyrum Benson firstname.lastname@example.org; 2D: Carla Jimison email@example.com Nolan Parson PARSONN@byui.edu, Josh Hobbs firstname.lastname@example.org; Art History: Sharon Duque email@example.com; Photography: Brian Atkinson AtkinsonB@byui.edu, Darren Clark CLARKD@byui.edu; Illustration: Joshua Abegglen firstname.lastname@example.org, Wade Huntsman email@example.com; Graphic Design: Tim Howe Howet@byui.edu, Scott Franson firstname.lastname@example.org, Brian Memmott email@example.com, Shawn Randall firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Consider the purpose of an internship experience. Students typically report a much richer and deeper experience when serving in a legitimate internship outside of the university campus environment. Internships are meant to provide learning opportunities and experience students are unable to get on-campus. Consider this carefully when choosing your internship experience. We advise students to only choose an on-campus internship when circumstances prevent an off-campus option (such as a spouse being on-track during your scheduled internship, or pregnancy, financial circumstances, etc.)
- For a list of approved On-Campus internships, please contact the Academic Discovery Center Internship office: email@example.com
How to Apply:
- Consult with the Internship Coordinator BEFORE completing your online internship application and before the start of your internship (Bro. Randall firstname.lastname@example.org). The coordinator will need to know that your internship meets the requirements in the Duration and Experience Requirements sections above. Please email your internship coordinator and let them know who your experience provider is, your supervisors’ name, their title, and years of experience and degree held. Also, include a brief description of what you expect to do during this internship.
- Submit your online application through the i-plan system at http://www.byui.edu/iplan Once approved, you will be added or authorized to add the online Art 498R class. You are required to visit the online class at the start of the semester the bulk of your internship spans and read the syllabus and all course requirements carefully. Requirements include: keeping a daily blog, updating your resume, requesting a letter of recommendation from your employer, writing a summary paper after the internship, and filling out online evaluations (both you and your provider).
- Once your application is submitted. We will use the email you included for your employer to send them a “Master Agreement”. This agreement must be returned before we can complete the enrollment in the online internship course. If your course doesn’t appear and the semester has started, check with your employer to see if they received a “Master Agreement” email. If not, reach out to the internship office <email@example.com> to have them resend. Verify the email address on record is correct.
Online Art 498R class:
- Once your internship is approved you will be enrolled in the online internship course.
- You must visit the course at the start of the semester that falls during your internship. (The course will not be available until the first day of classes of that semester).
- Students will need to review all assignments in the course (they are simple and not very time consuming) and complete them in a timely manner
- There is a daily blog required for all students to be completed during the agreed-upon credit hours signed up for. Students are only required to complete the daily blog requirement during their agreed-upon credit hours (1 credit = 100hrs, 2 credits = 200 hrs, etc.).
- Once your agreed-upon internship hours are completed, students must submit all required assignments (summary paper, updated resume, etc.) before the semester ends.
- Students who fail to hand in missing assignments before the semester ends will receive a 0 or F grade in the internship course. Students who receive an F can appeal by submitting all outstanding assignments to Bro. Randall for review.
- Does the internship provide an opportunity for you to develop and gain new skills beyond classroom learning that will be marketable upon graduation?
- Do you see yourself working long-term for this company or a similar company?
- Is the internship with a legitimate business where the experience itself is marketable to future employers?
- Will you have a mentor within the organization as well as other networking opportunities?
BUS 298R | MKT 298R
- Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks), minimum 15 hours/week
- 105 hours = 1 credit, 180 hours = 2 credits, 270 hours = 3 credits
- Positions in direct sales or from home offices are against policy
- The purpose of the internship is to give you exposure to how a business runs and operates
- It is strongly advised you complete this course before taking the IBC courses
- MKT 298R IS WORTH ONLY 1 CREDIT
BUS 398R | Marketing: MKT 398R | Finance: FIN 398R |Business Analytics: BA 398R | Supply Chain: SCM 398R
- Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks), minimum 20 hours/week
- 270 hours = 1, 2, or 3 credits (student choice)
- Positions on campus, in direct sales, or from home offices are against policy
- This internship should be more project-driven, heavily related to your major/emphasis, and a position that would typically require a 4-year degree
- MKT 398R IS WORTH ONLY 1 CREDIT
How to Register Your Internship
- Go to https://iplan.byui.edu, login, and click “Internship Approval” in the menu
- From the home page, click on “Internship Approval” at the top of the screen.
- Click “Create an Internship Request” and fill out the form. Make sure you submit your request when you have completed the form.
- Your I-Plan internship request form will be reviewed by your faculty internship coordinator, and a master agreement email will be sent to your employer.
- Internship application is sent to processing to check for a master agreement.
- Once your I-Plan form is approved AND your employer completes the master agreement, you’ll be notified via email that you’re authorized to add the internship course.
- Go to http://www.byui.edu/, login, go to the “Student” tab, and add the appropriate internship course*. Be sure the number of credits and semester matches your I-Plan form indications.
*Internship courses have assignments you MUST complete to get credit. Be sure to find the course in I-Learn and become familiar with the syllabus.
- An internship is required for graduation.
- It is counted as a one-credit class, CHEM498.
- An internship is a learning experience where you develop technical and interpersonal skills relevant to the chemical/biochemical industry.
- Making photocopies or washing glassware at a chemical company is not a good internship for you and the department will not approve it.
- Internships typically last between 8 and 12 weeks of full-time work.
- A minimum of 280 hrs. of laboratory work are required (7 weeks, full-time).
- Internships in chemistry and biochemistry are typically paid and some provide help with housing and relocation.
- An internship is easier to get if you have previous work experience.
- Apply early and apply often.
- It is your responsibility to find and get an internship.
- You should start applying for internships as soon as you have completed general chemistry 106 with its lab.
- Taking chemistry 220 and its lab is perhaps the best preparation for most internships. Take that class as early as possible. It will help you look better on the application.
- Students who complete their internship early can get a second internship with better pay or with a more prestigious company/university.
- Large corporations typically prefer to hire people with more than one internship.
- Working with a chemistry department faculty on an extra-curricular project is also a great way to build your resume make your application stand out.
- If you think you have a 10% chance of getting an internship, then you should apply to at least 10 different internships to have a reasonable chance to get one.
For more information, refer to the Canvas course about work experience and internships
CIT298 | Beginning Internship Experience
- No direct sales Positions
- 1 credit = 105 hours, 2 credits = 180 hours, 3 credits = 270 hours
CIT498 | Capstone Internship Experience
- No direct sales positions
- Minimum of 360 hours over 1 or 2 semesters (recommended full time for 1 semester)
Recommended Pre-Internship Courses
- CSE 111, CIT 225, WDD 130, CSE 121B, CIT 240, CIT 262, CIT 270, CIT 295, CIT 360 or CIT 361, and two of the following: CIT 112, 151, 352, or 353
- Have completed 60 or more credits, and a minimum grade of C- in all CIT classes
- Must be with a reputable, established company with more than 5 employees
- Students must have a full-time professional mentor during the internship with either a college degree in a computer-related field or at least 10 years of IT experience.
CSE 398 | Computer Science & Software Engineering
- Be full time for a semester. It does not matter if your internship fits exactly over a semester, but it does matter that you do 500 hours over the course of your internship.
- 12-14 weeks at 35-40 hours a week
- Be similar to your target job. Think about the job you want upon graduation. Your internship should be as similar to that job as possible. Must be related to your major.
- Be a new position for you. You must learn something new; your existing job does not count.
- Have a mentor. Your boss should be more knowledgeable about your job than you.
- CSE 310 - Applied Programming (4)
- Course Overview – What to know about the Internship class.
- Common Q&A – Have some questions about the class and program.
- Company Relation Invite – Your company wants to hire more BYU-Idaho Students.
- Internship Step by Step: Want to know about the Internship requirement, and how to get an Internship job. - Read this first.
It is never too early to start thinking about your internship. The purpose of the internship is to provide the student with real-world experience and aid him or her in decisions about future careers in the field of dance. Contact Career Center for more information.
- All pedagogy majors are required to complete an internship.
- Prerequisites: DA 356 and 357 or 358
- Students should complete their internships during their junior year. It is encouraged that you take the information you learned during your internship and apply it to your capstone project.
- The internship must be a minimum of 7 weeks (at least 10hrs/week) 1 credit=70 hours, 2 credits=140 hours, and 3 credits=200+ hours.
- If teaching: 1 hour of prep will be counted for every 1 hour of teaching; thus 5 hours of teaching/week is the equivalent of 10 hours/week.
- Students must register for the internships before the third week of school.
- Past experience will not be counted towards an internship.
- Students are responsible to track hours on a weekly log report.
To get started:
- Find an internship
- Complete approval form on I-Plan
- Click on “Internship Approval” on the upper navigation bar
- Select “View Internship”
- Select “Create and Internship Request”
- Fill out all required information and hit “Submit” found on the bottom of the page
- Your Internship Approval Form will then be sent to your Faculty Internship Coordinator for review and approval.
- An email will be automatically sent to your experience provider requesting that they review and accept our Master Internship Agreement.
- You may return to the link provided below to follow the progress of your internship approval and registration.
How to find an internship
- Finding an internship
- IDEO(Idaho Dance Education Organization)
- NDEO(National Dance Education Organization)
- Jacobs Pillow
- Dancers Workshop Jackson Hole Wyoming
- Ririe Woodbury
- Repertory Dance Theatre
- Rexburg Community Theatre (RCT): Ann Cluff (firstname.lastname@example.org) (rctheatre.org)
- Madison High School Musical Theatre: Robert Hibbard (email@example.com)
- Madison Middle Musical Theatre: Jordan Camron (camronJ@msd321.com)
- Idaho International Dance Festival: Mindy Larsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- BYU-Idaho Dance Department Facebook page
- Arthur Murray (Ballroom): Shawn Fisher (email@example.com)
- Fred Astaire (Ballroom): Shawn Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Local Ballroom Programs: Shawn Fisher (email@example.com)
- Private owned studios
- BYU-Idaho Alumni
The report must include objectives agreed upon by the intern and employer such as, the general nature of the work, timelines, outcomes, and assessments, along with the intern’s personal goals.
Final Written Report
This 3-5-page report will be due two weeks after the internship ends. The report should include an accounting of the work accomplished, analysis of what has been learned, and a description of possible career changes or insights as a result of the internship. Copies of the weekly log report should also be included.
It is expected that the supervisor fills out a one-page evaluation form and provides the student with a letter of recommendation.
This presentation must be completed before the student graduates. The student will be invited to share a PowerPoint presentation of their internship experience during the dance majors’ meeting held each semester.
Math498 | Data Science
- Be full time for a semester. It does not matter if your internship fits exactly over a semester, but it does matter that you do more than 300 hours over the course of 3 months.
- Be similar to your target job. Think about the job you want upon graduation. Your internship should be as similar to that job as possible.
- Data should be involved in your work.
- Student choice on credit amount (1-3 credit hours)
- Review the internship work that needs to be turned into I-learn at the end of your internship.
1 credit = 100 hours
2 credits = 200 hours
For PT, OT, ATC, Chiropractic type internships we require HRHP 359 prior to ESS 498 (but not prior to 398).
For Exercise Physiology research type internships, we require ESS 375 and 375 Lab.
|Major||FCS Education||Fcs Apparel Entrepreneurship||FCS Extenstion||FCS Catering Concentration|
|Where||Industry based||Industry based||Extension Office||Industry based|
|Hours||160 hours||100 hours||160 hours||100 hours|
|Time||At least 7 weeks||At least 7 weeks||At least 7 weeks||At least 7 weeks|
|Why||To build networks for your students||To build networks for your future||To build networks at a Land Grant Univrsity||To build networks for your future|
|Credits||1||1-3 Multiple Internships||1||1|
|When||Jr. Year Off Track||Last semester Off Track||Last semester Off Track||Last semester Off Track|
HS 498-03 | Internship
- Legitimate healthcare provider organization (no insurance, consulting, pharmaceutical sales, etc.).
- 1 credit - 200 hours, 2 credits - 300 hours, 3 credits - 350 to 400 hours (Must meet the minimum hour requirement but you may work more if you wish. If you do not meet the minimum you fail the class).
- At least 7 weeks of the internship must fall within the semester for which the student is registering for HS 498-03.
- Internships cannot be completed retroactively and may not be done during the summer 7 week break.
- Internship must be a substantive experience. No shadowing or performing secretarial duties.
- Must have passed HS 285 (Intro to Healthcare Admin) and HS 375 (Managing Provider Organizations) with a C- or greater.
HIST 498R History Internship (2-6:0:0)
Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair or Internship Director.
Practical, work-related experience in the field of public history.
This is a variable credit course of up to 6 credits. A minimum of 70 hours on the job is required for each credit hour. This class may be repeated for credit if your internship extends over 2 semesters.
- Bi-Weekly Personal Work Journal/reports
- Work Summary Report
- Job Evaluation Report by Supervisor
- Internship Office Evaluation
History majors who work as interns are representatives of BYU-I and may be opening the door for other interns in the future. They should seek to get the most out of their internships, work hard, actively participate, and be respectful and thoughtful of others. Students should live according to the honor code.
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.
IDS398 | Internship Experience
- Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks)
- 100+ hours = 1 credit
- 10 hours/week minimum
- Have a full-time professional mentor during the internship
- Internships must provide students with experience in their chosen concentration. When possible, the internship should also incorporate other degree elements (minors and clusters)
- Have a class standing of at least 70 credits
- No direct sales companies
INTST 398 | Regular Internship Experience
- Must work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks), minimum of 10 hours per week
- 70 hours = 1 credit, 140 hours = 2 credits, 210 = 3 credits
- No work from home or direct sales companies
- Internships should be related to the student’s major module (Business, Economics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Policy) and should be sought domestically. Any international internship will require additional meetings reviewing costs, benefits, employability enhancement, safety, and security There are no prerequisites for the internship, however, it is recommended you complete the internship once you have completed about 60 credit hours.
A student is eligible to receive university credit for their engineering technology employment if it meets the following criteria:
- Type of Work: The experience must be engineering or engineering technology-related work.
- Supervision: The student must work under the mentorship of an engineer, engineering technologist, or similar person who can provide engineering technology-related training and work experience.
- Hours: We recommend that internships be full-time for an entire semester totaling between 400-600 hours (40 hrs/wk for 10-16 weeks). To qualify for internship credit, the student must work for a minimum of 280 hours (20 hrs/wk for 14 weeks or 40 hrs/wk for 7 weeks).
- Performance: The student’s job performance will be assessed by an evaluation to be completed by the supervisor.
- Outcomes: Each student must meet the outcomes for the course. The course outcomes and how they will be assessed are listed below.
- Closure: Students will be required to bring closure to their work experience by providing a video summarizing the experience. Guidelines for the video are provided below.
- Degree progress: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all eligible to receive internship credit if their experience meets the eligibility requirements and outcomes. We have purposely placed key courses in the first year of the curriculum that would qualify a young engineering technology student for significant engineering technology work. We have also discovered that companies who are willing to pay a significant wage for interns are very capable of deciding who is a sufficiently qualified candidate for the job – who they choose to hire is their business. Since one of the main outcomes of the internship is to help students discover their interests and aptitudes. What better time for this self-discovery than when a student is young in the program and can use what they learn to guide their future education. I have witnessed many freshmen and sophomores obtain excellent engineering technology-related work experience which has greatly affected the rest of their schooling.
FAML 498R | Internship Experience
- 2 credits (80 hours per credit)
- Must work at least 10 hours per week
- Internships need to be related to crisis intervention
- Working for or with families
- Family and individual support
- Intervention and improving others
- No teaching or daycare internships
- Online internships can only be taken for 2 credits
- Internships can start two weeks before the semester starts and/or end two weeks after the semester ends
- Let the instructor know in advance
- FAML 460 (Child and Family Advocacy)
Math498 | Mathematical Sciences
- Choose an internship that fits into your long-term goals. The internship should add to your mathematical training in some way.
- Consult with your academic advisor if you have questions about whether or not an internship opportunity is a good fit for you. As mathematics can be applied in a wide variety of ways, the types of internships vary just as much.
- Internship hour requirements vary based upon your desired goals. Generally, for a 3 credit internship, plan at least 20 hours a week for 14 weeks or 40 hours per week for 7 weeks (so around 280 hours). If you get an REU or SULI opportunity (or something similar) then we approve these on a case-by-case basis even if the total hours do not meet 280.
- Student choice on credit amount (1-3 credit hours), though most are 3 credits.
ME 298 │ Technical Internship
- This course is for 1 credit.
- Any employment that you will be working at least 280 hours under the supervision of a technician with specialized training will be approved.
- You will need to register for ME 298 during the same semester you are employed.
- Technician-level employment in parts warehouse, production line, HVAC technician, machine shop, or something similar are acceptable internships.
ME 398R │ Engineering Internship
- This course is for 1 credit but may be repeated up to three times for a total of 3 credits.
- Any employment that you will be working at least 280 hours under the supervision of an engineer will be approved.
- You will need to register for ME 398R during the same semester that you are employed.
- Engineering employment such as CAD, surveying, testing, programming, design, analysis, or something similar are acceptable internships.
The Physics Department requires either a professional internship or a senior thesis research experience. We strongly encourage the Internship rather than the thesis research. The Internship provides the student with job experience in a physics-related field. Also, an internship provides a broader menu of experiences than we are able to provide locally. In addition, students will have the opportunity to network with professionals at other institutions and other interns, developing a broader set of experiences than is possible in the senior research class.
All internships in the Physics Department provide 1 credit and is repeatable (once) for a total of two internship credits.
- The Physics Department requires a 40 hour/week, 10-week length internship (approximately 400 total hours). The Department Internship Coordinator can modify this requirement under certain conditions. Talk to the Coordinator if your internship does not meet this criterion.
- The Internship must begin by mid-term time during a regularly scheduled semester. It can extend into the 7 week Summer break.
- The Internship must be in a physics-related field (i.e., physics, astronomy, engineering, medical physics, etc). Exceptions can be granted if the internship is directly related to the field that the student plans to pursue after graduating with their degree. Consult with the Coordinator before accepting and applying for the internship if it is not in a physics-related field.
- The Internship should be a new position for you, not an extension of a previous job.
- The Internship must provide a full-time professional mentor.
- Although most physics internships are paid experiences, a volunteer internship is also acceptable.
- The Internship Coordinator must approve all internship applications. If you are not sure if an internship qualifies, talk to the Coordinator before applying.
- Internships should be done your Junior/Senior year.
- Credits are to be at least 2 credits.
- Each credit requires a 50-hour minimum commitment of service.
HS 498 | Public Health Internship Experience
- Minimum of 7 weeks and 200 hours
- 200 hours - 1 credit | 300 hours - 2 credits | 400 hours - 3 credits
- Must deal with planning, implementing, or evaluating a health/wellness program, conducting a needs assessment, or working with epidemiology.
- Often, opportunities can be found in public, worksite/ industrial, clinical, or school settings.
- Must have taken MATH 221B, HS 240, HS 310, HS 320, HS 370, HS 390
- Hours can be counted from high school graduation forward
- 400 total hours required (job or volunteer)
- Up to 100 hours can be hours worked at a job or volunteer organization
- At least 300 hours must be in the recreation field (volunteer or paid)
- Students can include volunteer hours from recreation courses (professor must approve and sign off).
- Keep track of all of your hours. You will need verification from your supervisor. This is easily obtained by writing a brief summary of your job description, the number of hours you were involved, and have it signed by them.
Process for Entering Hours:
After completion of the 400 hours:
- Login to your Canvas account
- Click on the Courses tab on the left side of the page
- Select the Recreation Management – Major tab
- Click on the Modules bar just right of the Courses tab
- Open the assignment titled Recreation Management Verification Document
- Click on the blue tab Submit Assignment
- In the submission box at the bottom of the page, select Choose File and upload from your computer the document containing proof of all 400 of your pre-internship hours with approval
- Once your document is uploaded, select the Open button
- Finish by clicking on the blue button Submit Assignment
- Need help?? Come talk to any of the professors about where and how to complete these hours. Any of the professors can also approve your pre-internship hours. You can also go visit with our Internship Supervisor, Heidi Christensen. firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have multiple locations/hours throughout this pre-internship, please include a summary page in your submission with the total hours worked.
Senior Internship Information
- 400 Pre-internship hours and 24 Recreation Management core course credits complete.
- Student must seek out and obtain employment or volunteer experience with a leisure activity service organization. Responsibilities must be above and beyond the seasonal staff positions. Students should seek opportunities where they will be given program planning, supervisory, and managerial responsibilities.
- 400 hours and all coursework in a 10-week period
- One location
- Go through the approval process (see below)
- Internships will not be approved during any of the between semester breaks.
Process for Internship Approval:
- Go to https://iplan.byui.edu/enterprise/login.html?redirectUrl=https%253A%252F%252Fiplan.byui.edu%252Fenterprise%252F
- Click BYU Idaho-Login
- Sign in with your BYU-Idaho account
- Select Internship Approval from the top bar of the page
- Follow the instructions on the page
- Once your internship is approved, register for the RM498A it is a 3 credit course.
(All affiliation agreement questions should be directed to the internship office at 208-496-9801)
- Internships end the last day of the semester. There are no exceptions, so plan accordingly! It is better to start your internship 1-2 weeks early to complete the hours if needed.
- You cannot start counting your internship hours until your internship has been approved.
- There are assignments due during your internship. They will be completed on a weekly basis. Late work will be worth ½ points. There will be a full grade deduction for every 25 hours below 400.
- Watch your inbox and the Recreation Management – Major course for ideas on internships.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are office hours? Mon & Wed by appointment only email@example.com
Do I have to complete my internship in one semester? Yes, it must be complete by the last day of the semester.
Who do I go to if I want advice on when/where to do my internship? Any recreation professor can help guide you in your internship pursuit. For Recreation Management, you can start with visiting with Sister Christensen. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who do I ask questions to concerning coursework and course requirements? You can see Sister Christensen for all coursework—however, once you have registered for RM498A, you will be enrolled in the course on Canvas where you can also find instructions for all coursework.
How long does the approval process take? The approval process usually takes place in a couple of days; however, if you are interning at a new location and BYU-Idaho does not already have an affiliation agreement, this process could take several weeks. Make sure you fill out the approval form to account for this.
- You may earn 1-4 credits.
- You are required to work 70 hours per credit hour.
- Your internship needs to be a minimum of 7 weeks and 10 hours per week.
Social Work Majors are required to do two 250-hour internships, for a total of 500 hours. An internship fair will be held to help students secure placements.
See the field manual
- 400 hours required
- All hours must be accumulated after high school graduation
- At least 200 hours must be in the therapeutic recreation field or working with people with disabilities
- Up to 100 hours can be from any job
- Up to 200 hours can be in the recreation field
- Students may include volunteer hours from recreation and therapeutic recreation courses if the professor approves and signs off on them.
- Keep track of all of your hours. You will need verification for your hours. This can be a brief summary of your job description written by your supervisor which includes the number of hours and their signature.
- If your hours are from multiple locations, please include a summary page with your submission which shows total hours worked.
- If you need help, talk to any of the professors about where and how to complete these hours. Any of the professors can also approve your pre-internship hours. The Internship Supervisor, Sister Doreen Fredrickson, can also answer questions.
Process for Entering Hours (after completion of the 400 hours):
- Login to your Canvas account
- Click on the Courses tab on the left side of the page
- Select the Recreation Management-Major tab
- Click on the Modules bar just right of the Courses tab
- Open the assignment titled Therapeutic Recreation Verification Document
- Click on the blue tab that says Submit Assignment
- In the submission box at the bottom of the page, select Choose File and then upload from your computer the document containing proof of all 400 of your approved pre-internship hours
- Once your document is uploaded, select the Open button
- Finish by clicking the blue button that says Submit Assignment
SENIOR INTERNSHIP INFORMATION
- Complete your pre-internship hours and submit them.
- Locate an internship site. Complete their requirements (application, paperwork, etc.).
- Contact the Internship Office/Career Services to make sure there is an affiliation agreement between your internship site and BYU-I. If there is no agreement in place, ask the Internship Office to begin securing one.
- Complete the Internship Qualification Checklist (following) and email to email@example.com
- Submit your internship application:
- Login to BYU-Idaho
- Sign in with your BYU-Idaho account
- Go to I-Plan (byui.edu)
- Select Internship Approval
- Follow the instructions on the page
- Once your internship is approved, register for RM498B
Internship Criteria/NCTRC Requirements:
- 560 hours
- Minimum of 14 consecutive weeks
- If you go under 20 hours in one week of your internship, you must restart; NCTRC considers a week to begin on Sunday and end on the following Saturday.
- You will not be able to count more than 45 hours per week
- One location
- The supervisor must have a current CTRS certification (verify on nctrc.org)
- Supervisor must have CTRS certification for longer than one year to oversee an intern
- You must get your Senior Internship approved before you begin in order for your hours to count.
- Any exceptions to the criteria above must be approved by NCTRC and your academic advisor, Sister Doreen Fredrickson.
- Make every effort to have your internship end on or before the last day of the semester. You may begin your internship one or two weeks early in order to accomplish this. If your internship is not complete by the last day of the semester, you will receive an incomplete. Upon completion of your internship, an adjustment to your grade will be made.
- It is a BYU-Idaho requirement that in order to complete your internship, you must be registered for an NCTRC certification exam before the end of your internship. You will not receive a grade for the course, and will not graduate, until you have completed this assignment. You can find the current NCTRC exam schedule at nctrc.org. Keep in mind that it can take several weeks to complete the exam registration process. Make every effort to complete this assignment early in your internship.
- There are assignments due during your internship. Make sure you are turning everything in throughout the semester.
- NCTRC internship requirements can be found on their website or by calling NCTRC directly.
Frequently asked questions:
- When are office hours?
- Currently there are no on-campus office hours. You may reach Sister Fredrickson most evenings by phone or e-mail. Please text before you call to set up a time to talk.
- Do I have to complete my internship in one semester?
- Yes, and make every effort to have it completed before the last day of the semester.
- Who do I go to if I need advice on when/where to do my internship?
- Any recreation professor can help guide you in your internship pursuit. You can visit with Sister Russell, Sister Greenwood, or Brother Barney. You can also e-mail or call Sister Fredrickson.
- Who do I ask questions concerning internship coursework and requirements?
- Once you have registered for RM498B, you will be enrolled in the course on Canvas where you will find instructions on all coursework. You may e-mail or talk to Sister Fredrickson if you have questions about the assignments.
- How long does the approval process take place?
- The approval process usually takes place in a couple of days; however, if you are interning at a new location and BYU-Idaho does not already have an affiliation agreement, then this process could take several weeks.
WDD398 | Capstone Internship Experience
- No direct sales companies.
- Minimum of 300 hours
- Must work at least 20 hours per week
- Must be with a reputable, established company with more than 5 employees
- Students must have a full-time web design or web development professional mentor during the internship with either a college degree in a computer-related field, or have at least 10 years of related experience
- Internship must be in the web design, web development or web related (i.e. web marketing, web business, etc.) field
- Must have completed 60 or more credits