Catalog 2012-2013

Academic Internship/Cooperative Education

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Academic internship/cooperative 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 systematic 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.

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.

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)

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)

Last Modified: June 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM