All concentrations within the MS program in Applied Linguistics require that students complete a 3-credit internship course with 135 hours of on-site internship experience. The internship provides experiential exposure to an educational setting consistent with a student’s degree program and concentration. Students must find their own internship opportunities and get them officially approved by their academic advisor, the course instructor, and the Career Center before the semester begins, and must submit weekly timesheets throughout the semester. The faculty member of the internship course will be the primary contact for questions, concerns, and successes during the internship experience. Be sure to consult the Academic Catalog for information regarding the exact internship requirements for your degree and concentration.
By the end of the course, your timesheets must reflect 135 hours completed. Although the number of internship hours you complete each week will depend upon your internship schedule, you are recommended to complete around 10 hours per week (in a 15-week semester) in order to complete the requirements before the end of the term. From time to time, you may not be able to complete the suggested internship hours for the week. If this is the case, you should notify your instructor ahead of time. There is no penalty for completing fewer than 10 internship hours in a given week; however, you are advised to miss internship hours only for serious reasons. Otherwise, you may not be able to complete the required hours for the course. Although your instructor will also track your time, it is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the required number of hours for the course.