Internships Seminar

Internship Program Options

Academic credit for an internship requires more than showing up for work on the site. Students must also complete the academic components used by The New School for student evaluation, usually a report or term paper written by the student about the experience and, in some cases, participation in an internship seminar. The academic components must coincide with the internship experience. Therefore, no Lang student can receive credits toward a degree for an internship unless it was approved by an academic advisor and the student registers for one of the courses below.  

Externship - LNGC 3940

  • 0-1 Credits
  • Graded Pass/Fail
  • No Seminar

Students who enroll in Externship receive recognition of having completed an internship on their transcript. Externs must complete a minimum of 60 on-site internship hours and are graded pass/fail. Participation in the internship seminar is not required. Students who register for one credit must complete a final written assignment.

Program participation is typically limited to two semesters per placement. Students must successfully complete the Externship Program to advance to another section in the Internship Program.The non-credit option does not require a final written assignment and there is no tuition charge, but evaluations are required, and the course will appear on the student's transcript.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), learning goals agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, and (for credit students only) final written assignment.

Internship - LNGC 3901 A/B

  • 1-4 Credits
  • Letter Grade A-F
  • Six-session seminar

Students can earn between one and four credits and receive a standard letter grade. Six internship seminar meetings—in addition to the on-site hours worked—are mandatory. Two seminar meetings are available (Monday or Thursday); students choose the meeting that best fits their overall course schedule. The meetings facilitate discussion of internship experiences, participation in industry panels and other career development activities, and an increased awareness of career preparation and clarification. Students acquire skills that are useful for professional environments, such as networking and navigating organizational hierarchies.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), participation in six seminar meetings (approximately every other week), learning goals agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, monthly time sheets, one journal assignment, one informational interview, and a final written essay. Some periodic contact with the internship seminar instructor outside the seminar may be scheduled as well. An evaluation of the worksite by the student is optional.

Advanced internship - LNGC 3903

  • 1-6 Credits
  • Graded Pass/Fail
  • No Seminar
  • Biweekly Journal Assignments

Students can earn between one and six credits and are graded pass/fail. A students must have received a grade of C or better in the internship seminar in a previous semester to be eligible for Advanced Internship.

Participation in the Advanced option is limited to a one time basis per internship site. Students seeking to continue at an internship site following the successful completion of the Advanced option can submit a proposal for Fieldwork, the Externship 1 credit option or the 0 credit Externship option.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), learning agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, biweekly reflections/journals, one informational interview, and a final summation essay. An evaluation of the work site by the student is optional.

Fieldwork - LNGC 3912  

  • 1-6 Credits
  • Letter Grade A-F
  • Faculty Sponsorship Required

Students can earn between one and six credits and receive a letter grade. A students must have previously received a grade of C or better in a graded internship to be eligible for Fieldwork. The student works with a faculty member to develop academic learning goals and outcomes that includes a research component. Similar to Independent Study, the faculty supervisor assists the student develop a reading list and final project with administrative support provided by the Internship Program. Each proposal is reviewed on an individual basis.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), learning agreement approved by faculty supervisor, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, biweekly reflections/journals, one final project approved by the faculty supervisor, and periodic progress meetings with the faculty member.

Summer Internship Program Options

Tuition for summer internships is charged on a per credit basis. A summer internship must be at least eight weeks long for inclusion in the Lang Summer Internship program.

Externship - LNGC 3940

Same as above. There is no tuition charge for the non-credit option.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), learning goals agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, and (for credit students only) final written assignment.

NYC Summer Internship - LNGC 3904 A

  • 1-6 Credits
  • Letter Grade A-F
  • Five-session seminar

Students can earn between one and six credits and receive a standard letter grade. Attendance at the five internship seminar meetings is mandatory. The seminar meets on Monday evenings and facilitates discussion of internship experiences, participation in industry panels and other career development activities, and career preparation and clarification. Students acquire skills that are useful in professional environments, such as networking and navigating organizational hierarchies.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), seminar (usually meeting every other week), learning goals agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, monthly time sheets, one journal assignment, one informational interview, and a final written essay. Some periodic contact with the internship seminar instructor outside the seminar may be scheduled as well. An evaluation of the worksite by the student is optional.

NYC Advanced Summer Internship - LNGC 3904 B

  • 1-6 Credits
  • Graded Pass/Fail
  • No Seminar
  • Biweekly Journal Assignments

Students can earn between one and six credits and are graded pass/fail. A students must have completed the internship seminar in a previous semester with a grade of C or better to be eligible for Advanced Internship.

Participation in the Advanced option is limited to a one time basis per internship site. Students seeking to continue at an internship site following the successful completion of the Advanced option can submit a proposal for Fieldwork, the Externship 1 credit option or the 0 credit Externship option.

Requirements: internship proposal form (PDF), learning agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, biweekly reflections/journals, one informational interview, and a final summation essay. An evaluation of the worksite by the student is optional.

Distance Learning Summer Internship - LNGC 3904 C

  • 1-2 Credits
  • Letter Grade A-F
  • No seminar

Students can earn between one and two credits and receive a letter grade. This option is for first-time interns who obtain an internship outside of the New York City area.

Requirements:internship proposal form (PDF), learning agreement, midpoint evaluation, final evaluation, biweekly reflections/journals, one informational interview, final summation essay, and a research paper. An evaluation of the worksite by the student is optional.

 
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