Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

French & Italian Studies Internship Courses

Purpose of LA 321F French Studies & LA 321J Italian Studies Internship Courses

These undergraduate courses are designed as a complement to the internship experience, providing an academic framework, learning objectives, career research and an opportunity for personal and professional reflective thought. The French and Italian Studies Internship Courses are cross-listed with the LA 320WB Internship Course and will share a syllabus, assignments, and the instructor. These courses will count as one of the 2 upper-division elective courses (that are allowed to be less than 350 in number) required for both the French & Italian majors. For more questions on how this course might affect your degree, please speak with your academic advisor

Student Eligibility

Students seeking to enroll in these courses must be a currently-enrolled student majoring in French or Italian Studies (these courses are not open to non-CoLA students or students outside these majors).

Student Agreement: As a Liberal Arts internship course student, you are required to adhere to all personnel rules, regulations, and other standard requirements of the host organization and to complete the internship as agreed, meeting the required hours, start and end date and all assignment deadlines.

Internship & Employer Eligibility

*In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the CDC's reccomendation that those of us who can, stay home, we are temporarily waiving the professional working environment requirement - requirement 3 below. If a student will be participating in an internship on site, requirement 3 will need to be adhered to.  

Internship eligibility is reviewed on a case by case basis; however, following are general requirements.
  1. provide direct and daily supervision and guidance and regular access to the supervisor 
  2.  assign meaningful projects with learning components 
  3.  provide a professional, established working environment (home-office sites, shared  or co-working sites, virtual/work from home or "in the field" internships are not eligible for the course)
  4. provide the resources needed to complete the internship responsibilities.
  5. employer providing the internship must be an established for-profit company with the legal right to transact business in the state of the internship site, an IRS-exempt organization, a governmental entity, or an established, professionally-recognized and legal entity of a foreign country.

Hours Requirement

Fall and Spring: minimum of 10 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks during the 14-week semester.

Syllabi

You can find the updated syllabi here.

Application Deadlines

 Spring 2021: Monday, February 1, 2021 at noon. 

How To Apply

This course has a three-step application process. All steps must be completed by the application deadline listed above. Submit your application as early as possible. If your application is not approved, having a good amount of time before the application deadline allows you to find another internship, change your internship plans or consider taking a different course before your add/drop period closes.

  • Step 1 - Application Part IPart I should be completed once you have secured your internship or if you are in the process of applying for an internship and your employer needs confirmation that you will be eligible for academic credit before hiring you. We will use this information to verify that you meet the student criteria and to make an initial evaluation of your internship site's eligibility. This first step should be completed as soon as possible. 
  • Step 2 - Application Part II: Once Part I is approved, you will receive a link via email to the online Part II application form to be completed and signed by you and your supervisor. Part II provides a learning agreement framework and requests internship details.
  • Step 3 - Course Registration: Once Part II has been submitted and approved, you will be authorized to add/register for the course during your regular access times. Please note that if you register after the first class day, you may be charged a late processing free; review this page for deadlines and fee amounts.

Incomplete Applications: If any part of your application is received incomplete or if you fail to complete all steps in the application by the deadline, you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course.

 

Questions?

For questions about the application and course enrollment, please email the course coordinator at lacs.internships@austin.utexas.edu.

For questions about how this affects your degree plan please reach out the French & Italian Advising Office.


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