Catalog 2013-2014

Academic Internship/Cooperative Education

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Academic internship/cooperative education courses are unique opportunities for "hands-on" job experience with directed academic learning. Through internships students weave opportunities for working and learning together. The program features cooperation between the university and an extensive number of employers in the Puget Sound community, though a student may participate in an academic internship experience anywhere in the country. Internships and co-op opportunities are posted on the Career Connections Opportunities Board. Students may develop their own internships or co-op experiences that are approved by the appropriate academic parties.

Students gain an appreciation of the relationship between theory and application, and may learn firsthand about new developments in a particular field. An academic internship experience enables students to become aware of the changing dimensions of work. It is a key component in PLU's fabric of investigative learning.


Academic Internships/Cooperative Education (AICE) Undergraduate-Level Courses

AICE 276: Part-Time Internship

A supervised educational experience in a work setting on a part-time basis, no less than two four-hour work periods per week. Intended for students who have not yet declared a major or for students seeking an exploratory experience. Requires the completion of a Learning Agreement in consultation with a faculty sponsor. (1 to 8)

AICE 476: Part-Time Advanced Internship

A supervised educational experience in a work setting on a part-time basis, no less than two four-hour work periods per week. Intended for students enrolled in a major who are seeking a professionally-related experience. Requires the completion of a Learning Agreement in consultation with a faculty sponsor. (1 to 8)

Academic Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP) Undergraduate-Level Courses

COOP 276: Full-Time Internship

A supervised educational experience in a work setting on a full-time basis. Student must work at least 360 hours in their internship. Intended for students who have not declared a major or who are seeking an exploratory experience. Requires the completion of a Learning Agreement in consultation with a faculty sponsor. (12)

COOP 476: Full Time Internship

A supervised educational experience in a work setting on a full-time basis. Student must work at least 360 hours in their internship. Intended for students enrolled in a major or who are seeking a professional experience. Requires the completion of a Learning Agreement in consultation with a faculty sponsor. (12)

COOP 477: International Work Experience

To be arranged and approved through the Wang Center for Global Education and a faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of one full year (32 credits) in residence prior to the program start. Recommended: A minimum GPA of 3.00, relevant work experience or academic background, language competency and significant cross-cultural experience. (1 to 12)