Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

UTNY Liberal Arts Internship Courses

Purpose of UTNY LA Internship Courses

These undergraduate courses are designed as a complement to your UTNY internship experience, providing an academic framework, learning objectives, career research and an opportunity for personal and professional reflective thought. You will integrate knowledge derived from your academic studies with the experiences gained from real-world work settings and professional development. This class will support these work experiences by fostering analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills.

Course Offerings

LA 320 - UTNY: in-residence, upper-division Liberal Arts 3 hour elective credit with a letter grade

LA 620 - UTNY: in-residence, upper-division Liberal Arts 6 hour elective credit with a letter grade

Student Eligibility 

Students must be a currently-enrolled, degree seeking Liberal Arts undergraduate student accepted into the UTNY program in the semester in which they intend to enroll. 

Students intending to enroll in L A 620wb must be interning for a minimum of 40 hours per week. 

Internship Requirements

*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 intern on-site, requirement 3 must 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.

International Internships 

Any student physically interning outside of the United States and planning to take this course, must register their internship with Texas Global. Please note that travel to restricted regions will require authorization by the university. More information can be found here

 Hours and Weeks Requirement

LA 320wb - UTNY

Fall and Spring: Minimum of 10 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks during the 14-week semester.
Summer: Minimum of 14 hours/week for a minimum of 9 weeks during the 10-week session.

LA 620wb - UT NY

Fall and Spring: Minimum of 40 hours/week for a minimum of 12 weeks during the 14-week semester.
Summer: Minimum of 40 hours/week for a minimum of 9 weeks during the 10-week session.


The UTNY courses will be cross-listed with the standard LA 320wb internship course, will share assignments and an instructor. You can find the syllabus here

Application Deadlines

Summer 2021: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Fall 2021: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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 I:  Part 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 process by the deadline, you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course. 


For questions about the course, please reach out to course coordinator, Jeramy Howell, at

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