Academic Catalog 2015-2016 
    Jun 07, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMS 450 - American Studies Internship

(8) Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the American Studies Program off-campus studies semester in Washington, D.C. Students work as voluntary interns during the semester. Internships are designed to be pre-career work experiences which will assist the students in understanding the nature of professional life in their fields of interest. Interns have been placed in over 500 offices and agencies across the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Students intern in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. Other internships are in the arts, social services, science and the environment, business and economics, international affairs, law, journalism and communications, and with public interest research groups. American Studies Program interns are available 20-30 hours per week for 14 weeks during the fall or spring semesters. The students are required to keep a daily journal and meet periodically with American Studies Program faculty who monitor their internship to ensure a quality learning experience. The student’s monitor also maintains regular contact with the supervisor at the intern’s placement.