Internships: Academic Credit and More...

Internship for Credit Course (Inter-LS 260)

The Internship in the Liberal Arts & Sciences (Inter-LS 260) online course is offered during Fall, Spring & Summer terms, with limited enrollment. The course is open to any UW-Madison student, regardless of year in school or major, as well as University Special Students. 

Instructions to apply for INTER-LS 260:

  1. Secure an internship.
  2. Fill out Course Registration & Internship Contract completely; agree to terms and conditions at the bottom.
  3. Submit a Position Description & Supervison Form to lsinternships@saa.ls.wisc.edu
  4. Once you have submitted all required materials, the L&S Internship Coordinator will review them and email you when you have been authorized to enroll. 
  5. Register for Inter-LS 260 via student center after you have received email authorization. 
International Students Only: You must also submit a CPT Authorization Form to lsinternships@saa.ls.wisc.edu along with the other required materials before your application will be reviewed or approved.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit all materials to: 
Mail: L&S Internship Coordinator
Middleton Building
1305 Linden Dr. Suite 205
Madison WI 53706
Fax: 608-262-3922

Application Deadline (space permitting): June 7, 2017

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come first serve basis. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Questions? Contact Internship Coordinator at lsinternships@saa.ls.wisc.edu or 608-262-3921

Course approval may take up to one week after submission of all required materials.


Course Information

This UW online internship course (Inter-LS 260) includes weekly readings, weekly online writing assignments, and a final reflection paper. It is worth 1 credit, and students may repeat the course up to three times. Grading is on the standard A-F system. 


How do I know what counts as an internship?
The following criteria is used to evaluate the validity of an internship for participation in Inter-LS 260: 

Basic Criteria for Determining Internship Validity (pdf)

  

(Inter-L&S 210) L&S Career Development: Taking Initiative Course

The goal of this course is to give you the tools you need to be able to seek out knowledge and skills as you make future career and life decisions.  You will learn, as a liberal arts and sciences student, that your education enables you to develop the skills and capacity to become leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.  Through critical reflection and dialogue, we will review a number of theories that pertain to personal career development, learn how to apply them as you proceed through your academic journey.

Visit the  course guide  here for registration information.

 

GOALS

In this course, you will learn:

·         How to apply and interview for an internship

·         Strategies for researching companies and organizations

·         Why a liberal arts degree is valuable for your personal and professional future

·         What career development is and how to apply it to your daily life

·         What strengths you are looking for when hiring interns and employees

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

·         Students in their second-year of college (regardless of credits)

·         Students pursuing or exploring liberal arts degrees, major declared or not

·         Students who want support in their career exploration, planning, and decisions

·         Students who want to learn how to conduct and effective job search

·         Students who know EXACTLY what they want to pursue for a career

·         Students who MIGHT KNOW what they want to do or AREN’T SURE where to start


Questions about the Career Development: Taking Initiative Coures? Contact Jon Cleveland at jon.cleveland@wisc.edu

Internship Housing Options


City Specific Resources

New York City Student Housing

The following locations offer short-term housing options for interns and students in New York City in dormitories and other shared living arrangements.

Housing Information Sources for New York City

Use the following sources to access a variety of housing listings for the New York City area. Please evaluate your housing options carefully as not all may be suitable for student living.

  • College Sublease - Listings for short-term housing opportunities
  • HotPads NYC - home and apartment rental listings in New York City. Use filters for sublet and find a roommate for shared housing. Use filters for sublet and find a roommate for shared housing
  • Trulia Rentals Brooklyn - This resource from Trulia is specifically filtered for "rooms for rent" in Brooklyn.  Rooms are listed by private parties and each listing has a unique descriptions, so please read carefully
  • Zillow Rentals NYC - Use advanced filters to find the perfect place, then get in touch with the landlord         

 

Washington DC Student Housing

The following locations offer short-term housing options for interns and students in Washington DC in dormitories and other shared living arrangements.

 

Housing Information Sources for Washington DC

Use the following sources to access a variety of housing listings for the Washington DC area. Please evaluate your housing options carefully as not all may be suitable for student living.

  • Hotpads DC - HotPads home and apartment rental listings in Washington DC. Use filters for sublet and find a roommate for shared housing.
  • Zillow Rentals DC - Zillow rental listings in Washington DC. Use advanced filters to find the perfect place, then get in touch with the landlord.
  • Homestay - Provides housing assistance to visiting students
  • Partnership for Public Service Housing Guide - Tips and suggestions for your DC housing search.
  • Trulia Rentals DC - This resource from Trulia is specifically filtered for "rooms for rent" in Washington DC.  Rooms are listed by private parties and each listing has a unique descriptions, so please read carefully

 

Chicago, IL Student Housing

  • Chicago Summer Housing – University Center Housing
  • University Village - Affordable summer housing in furnished apartments for interns, located in Thomas Beckman Hall at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Housing Information Sources for Chicago, IL

  • Trulia Rentals Chicago - This resource from Trulia is specifically filtered for "rooms for rent" in Chicago.  Rooms are listed by private parties and each listing has a unique descriptions, so please read carefully


    Philadelphia, PA Student Housing

    Housing Information Sources for Philadelphia, PA

    •  Trulia Rentals Philadelphia - This resource from Trulia is specifically filtered for "rooms for rent" in Philadelphia.  Rooms are listed by private parties and each listing has a unique descriptions, so please read carefully

    Cincinnati, OH Student Housing

    Housing Information Sources for Cincinnati, OH

    •  Trulia Rentals Cincinnati - This resource from Trulia is specifically filtered for "rooms for rent" in Cincinnati.  Rooms are listed by private parties and each listing has a unique descriptions, so please read carefully


    Nashville, TN Student Housing

    • Vanderbilt University - This special housing option has been designed to accommodate students working directly with Vanderbilt departments as well as organizations offering learning opportunities in Nashville’s business and non-profit community. Accommodations are available for researchers, interns and students working on special projects.

    Housing Information Sources for Nashville, TN

    • Trulia Rentals Nashville - This resource from Trulia is specifically filtered for "rooms for rent" in Nashville.  Rooms are listed by private parties and each listing has a unique descriptions, so please read carefully

     


    National Resources

    • Intern Housing - This online resource is free to Interns & Co-Ops who work for participating employers. Access to this web resource is "password protected" for your security.
    • ApartmentList.com - This online resource is free to use. Start searching by zip code or create a customized search.
    • About.com – Housing options in some major cities
    • UCAN – The University Career Action Network--the group that brings you the Internship Exchange--has compiled a list of weblinks for housing options in select cities represented by various members of this intercollegiate consortium. This list is updated periodically. UCAN doesn't specifically endorse any of these sites, but provides the information to students looking for housing options.  Cities include: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas, and Washington DC
    • City Sublets - Sublet listings nationwide
    • Craig's List - Contains housing listings for various cities throughout the US
    • HomeSuite - Contains furnished housing listings for various cities throughout the US
    • Hostels.com - Lists hostels throughout the US (and worldwide)
    • Roomorama.com - Offering over 3,500 properties across 9 major cities in the US for short term rent
    • Sublet.com - Apartment rentals, sublets, houses, and rooms for rent in major US cities
    • Abodo.com - A helpful app for easy apartment searching across the US

     

    Or perform a general web-search for:  “Internship Housing Options”