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Department Internship Course Requirements

Below you will find information on classes in the different departments for internships if applicable. There is information on the requirements for each department listed. If there is no internship class (either course number 287 or 487) for a specific department and you would like to see if you qualify for an internship, see the Career Exploration Internship (IDST 287) webpage or Kristi Mackay for more information.

Art and Visual Culture

AAVC-487 INTERNSHIP

Supervised work at an agency, gallery or other establishment using technical or organizational skills related to the visual arts. Prerequisite: department consent. 1-5 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Ron Mills (rmills@linfield.edu)

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Biology

BIOL-487 INTERNSHIP

Opportunity to gain practical experiences, e.g. at a field station, with a health care professional, in a business, or with a governmental agency. Written report. One credit per 40 hours of experience. Prerequisite: consent of department. Maximum of 5 cr may be applied to the major. 1-5 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Anne Kruchten (akrucht@linfield.edu)

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Business

Accounting, International Business, Marketing, & Management

BUSN-487 INTERNSHIP

Intensive learning experience in a business firm or other organization using accounting, business, and finance techniques. Prerequisites: GPA of at least 3.00 or higher in business major courses; junior standing with 12 credits in the Business Department completed or in progress; and approval of advisor, department chairperson, and departmental internship coordinator. One internship of at least of 3 credits may be counted toward a business major. 2-5 credits (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Michelle Nelson (mnelson@linfield.edu)

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Chemistry

The Chemistry department does not currently have an internship course. You may be eligible to earn internship credit through the IDST 287: Career Exploration Internship.

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Computer Science

COMP-487 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP

Practical on-site work experience in a computer-intensive operation with academic oversight. Experience with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, applications, and machines. Prerequisite: 20 credits in Computer Science. 1-3 credits

Internship Coordinator: Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah (mdwomoh@linfield.edu)

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Economics

ECON-487 INTERNSHIP

Applied economics learning experience in a public or private sector organization. Prerequisites: GPA of at least 3.00; completion of at least 20 credits in ECON courses including 411 and 412, and approval of both advisor and department chair. (EL) 1-4 credits.

Internship Coordinator: Randy Grant (rgrant@linfield.edu)

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Education

There is not a specific internship class for the education department, but there are classes in student teaching.

EDUC-301 SUPERVISED TEACHING ASSISTANT

Supervised work in a public school setting to develop skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction as well as in establishing a climate conducive to learning. Enrollment by departmental directive for those students who, in the judgment of the department, require more extensive time in a clinical experience at a pre-student teaching level before assuming the responsibilities of student teaching. Offered fall, spring. 1-12 credits

EDUC-491 STUDENT TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students from age three through primary grades. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-492 STUDENT TEACHING: ELEMENTARY

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students in intermediate elementary grades. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-493 STUDENT TEACHING: MIDDLE LEVEL

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students in middle school/junior high. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

EDUC-494 STUDENT TEACHING: HIGH SCHOOL

Supervised work experience in public school classrooms with students in high school. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. Offered fall, January, spring. 4 credits (part-time) or 12 credits (full-time).

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Electronic Arts

The Electronic Arts major does not currently have an internship course. You may be eligible to earn internship credit through the IDST 287: Career Exploration Internship.

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English

Creative Writing and Literature

The English Department supports students in their endeavors to find practical experience in the world outside of Linfield through internships. Recent internships have included working at Border's Books, helping to edit and proofread a periodical published in Oregon, working in a community library, and working with the advertising staff for a Portland television station.

ENGL-370 READINGS IN LITERATURE

An overview of and internship in teaching literature in the multicultural classroom. Prerequisites: one undergraduate literature class and/or consent of instructor. 4 credits (MWI)

Internship Coordinator: Barbara Seidman (bseidman@linfield.edu)

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Environmental Studies

ENVS-487 INTERNSHIP

Opportunity to gain practical experience in an organization involved in environmental work. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 2-5 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Liz Atkinson (eatkins@linfield.edu)

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Health, Human Performance and Athletics

Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Health Education

HHPA-487 INTERNSHIP

Practical experience delivering programs in athletic training, health, exercise science, or physical education. Opportunities in private organizations (YMCA, Health/Fitness Centers), corporate education or fitness programs, or public organizations (schools, correctional institutions, hospitals, day care centers). Open to advanced students who have completed prerequisites including requirements for entrance into a teacher education program, if applicable. Prerequisites: senior standing, complete pre-application, and instructor approval. 1-10 credits, but maximum 5 credits count toward the major (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).
Coaching major/minor-required

Athletic Training Internship Coordinator: Greg Hill (ghill@linfield.edu)

Coaching Internship Coordinator: Garry Killgore (gkillgor@linfield.edu)

Exercise Science Internship Coordinator: Janet Peterson (japeters@linfield.edu)

Health Education Internship Coordinator: Garry Killgore (gkillgor@linfield.edu)

Physical Education Internship Coordinator: Jeff McNamee (jmcname@linfield.edu)

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History

HIST-487 INTERNSHIP: EXPERIENCES IN HISTORY

An experiential learning course offering practical experience in areas where the skills of research and writing and project management are in demand. Required: approval & direction by faculty advisor, involvement of & evaluation by an on-site supervisor. 2-5 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Peter Buckingham (pbucking@linfield.edu)

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International Relations

The International Relations major does not have a specified internship course. However, because the nature of the major is interdisciplinary, internships in the History, Political Science, Economics, or Sociology or Anthropology may count towards the major. Please speak to Patrick Cottrell (pcottre@linfield.edu) for more information.

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Mass Communications

Before graduating many students choose to get a head start on their future career. Through the department, Mass Communication majors have access to a variety of internship and summer job opportunities. In the past, students have gained valuable experience in the fields of journalism, publishing, public relations, advertising, online media, radio and television broadcasting. All work is supervised by Lisa Weidman, and can be applied to your major for up to 4 credits. Prerequisites may apply and Senior standing is required. For further information on how to get involved or for available positions contact Professor Weidman.

MSCM-487 INTERNSHIP

Supervised work at a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station, or public relations, marketing or advertising agency or department, or other approved media outlet. Arranged through the department by individual students. Letter grades. May be taken multiple times up to a cumulative 4 credits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-4 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Lisa Weidman (lweidma@linfield.edu)

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Mathematics

The Mathematics department does not currently have an internship course. You may be eligible to earn internship credit through the IDST 287: Career Exploration Internship.

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Modern Languages

MDLA-487 INTERNSHIP

Practical experience in a work setting drawing upon the specialized skills developed by language majors. Additional expertise as required for a given internship setting (marketing, communications, leadership potential, etc.). Preference given to language majors and minors. 40 hours on-site for each enrolled credit.
Prerequisites: advanced language proficiency, complete preapplication and departmental approval. 1-3 credits (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) (EL)

With a German studies major or minor, there could be opportunities to have an internship while studying abroad.

Internship Coordinator: Violeta Ramsay (vramsay@linfield.edu)

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Music (Dance)

MUSC-487 INTERNSHIP

1-5 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Faun Tiedge (ftiedge@linfield.edu)

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Philosophy

PHIL-487 INTERNSHIP

Individualized learning in applied philosophy through work in an approved business, government agency, or community organization. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher, and consent of instructor. 3-4 credits (EL)

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Physics

The Physics department does not currently have an internship course. You may be eligible to earn internship credit through the IDST 287: Career Exploration Internship.

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Political Science

The Department of Political Science places a premium on experiential learning, especially through student internships. Political Science majors are required to complete at least one internship that relates to their course of study during their time at Linfield. In this more pragmatic setting, students are able to apply their coursework to the “real world,” develop further their professional skills in an area of potential career interest, and begin developing a network for after they graduate.

POLS-487 EXPERIENCES IN POLITICS: INTERNSHIP

Strongly recommended during junior year. Prerequisite: instructor approval. 3 credits (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) (EL)

For more information on internships in the political science department, click here.

Internship Coordinator: Patrick Cottrell (pcottre@linfield.edu)

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Psychology

PSYC-487 PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Individualized learning in applied psychology through work in a community service agency. Required: consent of internship supervisor. 3-5 credits (EL)

For more information and to view recent internships completed by students, click here.

Internship Coordinator: Tanya Tompkins (tatompki@linfield.edu)

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Religious Studies

RELS-487 INTERNSHIP

Individualized learning in applied religion through working in a church, synagogue, temple, or other institution related to a denomination or ecumenical group. Letter grades. Prerequisite: consent of department. 4 credits (EL)

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Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and anthropology internships are important tools for students who wish to engage in a direct and applied experience within their field. Faculty of the department are committed to helping students gain practical experience in their given field; experience that may open job opportunities following graduation. Students work with faculty supervisors who work with the student to complete the internship successfully, and to critically analyze the experience they have had. Students have had internship experiences in museums, police departments, and a variety of human service organizations.

SOAN-487 INTERNSHIP

Student participation in an organization whose activities relate to vocations requiring preparation in sociology, social work, or anthropology. Supplemented with appropriate readings and reports. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: approval of departmental internship supervisor. 2-10 credits (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Tom Love (tlove@linfield.edu)

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Theatre and Communication Arts

TACA-287 INTERNSHIP

Supervised work at an appropriate organization as arranged through the department by individual students. Theatre internships in production, front-of-house, or performance activities. Communication Arts internships in the areas of intercultural, interpersonal, political, organizational, or public communication. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-3 credits. (EL)

Internship Coordinator: Brenda Marshall (bmarshal@linfield.edu)

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