Spring 2021 Internship Course Information

The courses listed on this page will get you Arts & Sciences credit toward your degree. If you are looking to get credit toward your major or minor for an internship, please see our Department Internship Credit page. 

Spring 2021 Internship Credit:

Students in class

Whether you have an internship in Vermont or elsewhere in the U.S. this spring, we have a course arrangement for you! Please get in touch with instructor Richard Watts if you have any questions or concerns.

Instructions for on-campus students

If you are electing the on-campus option this spring and have either an in-person or online internship, you should register for AS-190, CAS's internship course for all majors! Here are the steps you will need to take:

Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 A (CRN 12631)

This course is variable credit. You will need to edit the amount of credit after enrolling. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. The assignments for this course will be completed on Blackboard. (Instructions for how to register for a variable credit course).

Step 2: Enroll in an AS-190 LAB section (sections A01-A05).

These lab sections are actually discussion groups that will meet on campus 1 time per month. You MUST enroll in a lab section alongside your AS-190 A course above, it is where you will complete your group discussion work for the course. Please choose a section that works with your schedule. 

Step 3: Complete the AS-190 Site Information Form

Fill out the form here

**This form will open in Handshake. Please select "AS-190 Internship Course" as the Experience Type to continue**

If you are participating in the following programs, please enroll in the appropriate course sections: 

  • Community of Practice: Community News Service -- please enroll in AS-196 C
  • Community of Practice: Communications -- please enroll in AS-196 D 
  • Community of Practice: Sustainable Transportation -- please enroll in AS-196 E 
  • Community of Practice: Legislative Intern Service -- please enroll in AS-196 F

Instructions for at-home students

If you have an internship this spring and have selected the at-home option, please register for AS-190, CAS's internship course for all majors!

Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 A (CRN 12631)

This course is variable credit. You will need to edit the amount of credit after enrolling. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. The assignments for this course will be completed on Blackboard. (Instructions for how to register for a variable credit course).

Step 2: Enroll in an AS-190 LAB section A06 (remote, CRN 15639).

Because you will not be on campus, you will complete your discussion work online, remotely. Please reach out to instructor Richard Watts with any questions!

Step 3: Complete the AS-190 Site Information Form

Fill out the form here

**This form will open in Handshake. Please select "AS-190 Internship Course" as the Experience Type to continue**

If you are participating in the following programs, please enroll in the appropriate course sections:

  • Community of Practice: Community News Service -- TBD
  • Community of Practice: Action Media Project -- TBD
  • Community of Practice: Sustainable Transportation -- TBD
  • Community of Practice: Legislative Intern Service -- TBD

 

Spring credit for a Fall 2020 internship:

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Did you have an internship this fall, but never got credit for it? Register for AS-190 D this spring -- the one-credit course that you complete by reflecting on your summer internship! 

This is a one credit graded course that connects your previously completed internship experience with your academic studies and future career opportunities by focusing on professional development and reflective work. To enroll in this course, you should have worked between 80 and 120 hours at an internship during fall 2020. 

At-Home Students: Please register for AS-190 YYB 

On-Campus Students: Please register for AS-190 B 

What is AS-190?

AS-190 is an elective internship course that you complete in conjunction with an internship experience. The course aims to help you connect your experience to your academics and complete essential professional development work, like resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Your assignments will include: 

  • Reflections
  • Resume
  • Linked In Site
  • Tracking Hours
  • Informational Interview
  • Supervisor Evaluation

 

What qualifies as an internship?

  • Generally a one-time experience
  • 1-8 months in length
  • Internships are distinguished from a short-term job or volunteer work is that there is an intentional “learning agenda” that is structured into the experience
  • Learning activities common to internships include learning objectives, observation, reflection, evaluation, and assessment
  • An effort is made to establish a reasonable balance between the intern’s learning goals and the specific work an organization needs done
  • Internships promote academic, career, and/or personal development
  • Intern positions cannot replace regular, paid, employee positions (i.e. If the company would regularly hire a person to do the work you are doing, but then decided to turn it into an internship position with no reduction in responsibility, or added learning components, then it should be classified as a job rather than an internship). 

Please direct any questions about this definition to Internship Coordinators Richard Watts & Sophia Trigg

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QUICK HELP:

Contact the College of Arts & Sciences Internship Coordinator               Sophia.Trigg@uvm.edu

Contact the Career Center for immediate help with your application materials. 

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