Internship and Cooperative Education Positions

Internship/Cooperative Education Positions

Internships and Co-ops give students the opportunity to combine classroom studies with work experience in a field related to their education and career goals. These degree related positions offer students an excellent opportunity to gain professional job experience and earn money to help with expenses while in school. Through these opportunities, students begin to understand what career choices they might make, gain valuable contacts in their field, and, in many cases, get paid for their work. They graduate with a college degree and an impressive resume. Career Services and academic departments work with students and employers to ensure that positions are linked to curriculum and career development. These opportunities are available to UMSL students at all levels in all majors. Contact Career Services for more information at 516-5111, or visit 278 Millennium Center.

In addition to internships available through Career Services, internships and practica are available through many academic departments. Academic advisors can provide information about the requirements for these experiences, some of which are summarized below.

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology

ANTHRO 4325- ANTHRO 4329, Internship in Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Folklore, Museum Studies, Physical Anthropology - elective, for credit; placement with outside organizations; junior standing required. Positions available on competitive basis as lab and research assistants, teachers/facilitators, and interns/assistants - optional, noncredit.

The Human Origin and Cultural Diversity program offers internships in educational anthropology and diversity education.

Biology

BIOL 3699, Undergraduate Internship in Biotechnology - optional as part of certificate program, for credit or noncredit, enrollment in certificate program required.

BIOL 4299, Practicum in Conservation - required as part of certificate program, for credit, enrollment in certificate program required.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Opportunities are available to pursue research with faculty members for credit during the academic year, normally while enrolled in CHEM 3905. Stipends may be available in some cases. Expanded opportunities are available in the summer through the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, which is typically funded by the National Science Foundation and local industry. In some cases students may conduct CHEM 3905 research at a local company through collaborative arrangement between a faculty members and an industrial chemist.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIMIN 3280, Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice - elective, for credit.

Economics

ECON 4990, Internship in Applied Economics; not required; 3 hours maximum.

English

ENGL 4890, Independent Writing Project - internships offered in areas such as journalism, public relations, advertising, publishing, and technical writing; for credit, enrollment in Writing Certificate Program required.

Languages and Cultures

Paid, noncredit positions as tutors in language lab available on a competitive basis. Students of German can apply for summer noncredit internships abroad in the German-American Student Exchange Program at the Study Abroad Office.

History

HIST 4001, Special Readings - internships occasionally available with historical agencies; department chair and/or undergraduate coordinator must approve to obtain credit.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Career-related work arrangements for students majoring in math and/or computer science are primarily administered through Career Services located in 278 Millennium Student Center. These positions are paid and non-credit-bearing.

Physics and Astronomy

The department funds research internships in the department in both physics and astronomy. The awards are competitive, and preference is given to students who have completed the PHYSICS 2111/ PHYSICS 2112 sequence.

Political Science

POL SCI 3940 Public Affairs Internship - required, for credit, for bachelor of science in public administration program. It may also count as an elective, for credit, within the bachelor of arts in political science program and is open to all majors. Placements include municipal, state, and federal governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, courts, and political campaign offices.

Psychology

PSYCH 3390, Research Assistant.

Social Work

SOC WK 4800 and SOC WK 4850, Supervised Field Experience in Social Work I and II - required, for credit, admission to B.S.W. program and prior consent of instructor are required.

Sociology

SOC 4385 Internship in Sociology - elective, for credit.

College of Business Administration

Career Services works in partnership with the College of Business Administration to assist students in securing career-related work arrangements for students majoring in all areas of business. These positions can be paid or unpaid and credit bearing or non-credit bearing. Those students choosing to receive academic credit through one of the courses listed below must contact the College of Business Administration Internship Coordinator in Room 469 SSB, by phone at 314-516-6117, or by email.

ACCTNG 3490Internship In Accounting1-3
BUS AD 3090Internship In Business Administration1-3
INTL BUS 3289Practicum In International Business3
BUS AD 3990Internship In Business Law1-3
FINANCE 3590Internship In Finance1-3
INFSYS 3890Internship In Management Information Systems1-3
LOG OM 3390Internship In Logistics And Operations Management1-3
MGMT 3690Internship In Management1-3
MKTG 3790Internship In Marketing1-3

College of Education

Internships (4989) are required for 3 hours credit for most undergraduate programs and Student Teaching (4990 and 4991) is required for 12 hours credit in all teacher certification programs. For more information, contact the Teacher Certification and Advising Office at Deborah_Ballard@umsl.edu or at 314-516-6710.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Art

ART HS 3387, Professional Internship for Art History majors only elective, for credit.

ART HS 3388, St. Louis Art Museum Internship for Studio Art or Art History majors only – competitive position elective for credit.

Communication

COMM 4920, Practicum in Applied Communication

COMM 4950, Internship in Applied Communication

Media Studies

On-campus positions, as available:

MEDIA ST 1194Practicum In Journalism1-3
MEDIA ST 1196Practicum In Radio1-3
MEDIA ST 1197Practicum In Television/Film1-3
MEDIA ST 1198Practicum In Media Studies1-3
MEDIA ST 2095Practicum In Advertising1-3

Elective for credit, Senior standing, 3.0 GPA, and faculty recommendation required; off-campus positions:

MEDIA ST 3394Internship In Journalism3-6
MEDIA ST 3395Internship In Advertising3-6
MEDIA ST 3396Internship In Radio3-6
MEDIA ST 3397Internship In Television/Film3-6
MEDIA ST 3398Internship In Media Studies3-6

Music

PRACTM 4920, Internship – required, for credit, enrollment in bachelor of music business required. Department sponsored internships available for all majors at St. Louis area arts institutions.

Joint Engineering Program

UMSL/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program career-related work arrangements for students majoring in all areas of engineering are primarily administered through Career Services. These positions are paid and non-credit-bearing.

College of Nursing

Clinical courses are required in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. These experiences are limited to nursing majors only.

Pierre Laclede Honors College

Internships chosen by Honors College students, or arranged by their major departments, are valuable opportunities to broaden educational experience while also meeting the honors independent study requirement for graduation. Visit Career Services, 278 Millennium Student Center, or call 314 516-5111 for more information on these programs and other work arrangements available.