Considerations for Required Internships

Internships are a wonderful tool for helping students apply classroom learning in a professional context and, thereby, helping them successfully transition from college to career.  As such, departmental interest in internships is increasing, with some departments opting to require student participation in internships.

Required internships carry additional possible risks and considerations beyond those presented on the Managing an Internship Course page.  The UW Faculty Council on Academic Standards created a Policy on Service Learning & Internships in spring 2017.  Departments that require internships, or are considering doing so, are encouraged to review the policy and seek appropriate consultation with the departments listed below: