The Urban Studies Internship Program offers you an approach to the problems of the city from the coordinated viewpoint of a practitioner and a student. Internships of 6 hours or 12 hours per week are designed to provide part-time, on-the-job professional training. You can earn 3 or 6 credits in social sciences for one semester.
Students taking the Urban Studies Internship Program work in a community service agency or city government agency in such areas as education, the mentally and emotionally disturbed, the physically handicapped, neighborhood government, environmental protection, recreation, cultural affairs, housing, social welfare, programs for the aging, juvenile offenders, and the like. Internship assignments are based on the interests of the students and the availability of the positions. Three course offerings are available:
Open only to matriculated students who have achieved a minimum cumulative index of 2.5 and completed 24 credits and/or are recommended by the faculty. A student may register for a maximum of 6 credits in the internship program. The student is strongly encouraged to contact the supervisor before the start of the semester in order to secure optimal and timely placement. Students may not receive credit for both SS901 and/or SS902 and SS911.
Internships offer on-the-job professional training in representative urban occupations such as social work, government, public interest activism, criminal justice, law, education, communications, health care, and cultural affairs. Students are required to work a minimum number of hours a week, attend regular meetings with the internship supervisor, and participate in a campus-wide Internship Forum during the semester. A grade of pass/fail is based on work evaluations and a paper.
The Urban Studies Internship Program can help you answer that often critical question of, "What should I major in?", or "What career is best for me?" by providing you with:
A student application form and further information may be obtained from: Dr. Donald Tricarico
Telephone: 631-6015 or 621-6251
Please note that students are required to pre-register for the program by contacting Dr. Tricarico during the semester prior to registration. Students may not receive credit for both SS-901 and/or 902 and 911.