Gain an edge in your career search! An internship is a structured work experience designed to give a student the opportunity to experience a work setting in real time.

An internship is an excellent way to prepare for career goals and/or graduate school plans. The training, practice, and hands-on experience provides an edge in the job market or the graduate school application process. The College of Humanities strongly encourages all Interdisciplinary Studies majors to complete an internship while they are undergraduates.

Earning Credit for your Internship

IDS 393 and IDS 493 are Upper Division courses that provide academic credit at the time a student is engaged at an internship. The courses are open to all undergraduate majors. These units may be either elective credits or credits that apply to a major or minor.  Students must confirm with the advisor in their major how these credits apply in their program of study.

NOTE: The University does not allow granting credit after the fact, i.e., a student must be enrolled in the course during the time they are working at their internship.

Steps to Apply for the IDS 393/493 Internship Course

  • Fill out the internship application form here
  • Complete the online application. You will receive email confirmation that your application has been submitted and will be contacted by the internship coordinator with any further instructions.

The department will enroll the student in the course when all of the above is complete. A final reminder: this is a standard UA course and it applies to the degree.  Regular tuition/fees are charged during fall, spring and summer terms.