Description - Describes how students engage, what they do, reflecting the nature and depth of the program/experience.
|Students engage in a paid, work-based learning experience that is usually the length or equivalent of a fall or spring semester or summer, working approximately 240 hours at 20 hours/week. Student may be eligible to receive academic credit through their academic department or pursue a Zero Credit Transcript notation through the Career Center.|
Term - The semester in which the activity occurs
Category - Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) category with which this engagement activity is most closely aligned, from the perspective of the student in the activity.
Internship Programs - The primary mission of Internship Programs is to engage students in planned, educationally-related work and learning experiences that integrate knowledge and theory with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.
Campus Label - Type of purposeful activity, as defined across units
Division - University organization
|Student Affairs & Academic Support|
Department - University organization
Unit - University organization
Special Designation - Engagement has a special designation based on review of educational purpose and intentional design.
| GLD-Professional & Civic Engagement|
|Time on Task|
Time on Task - Amount of time that a student engages in this activity (including orientation/training, supervision/feedback, reflection on learning).
|240 - 299 hours|
Participation Entry - Extent to which participation is restricted (e.g., minimum GPA, classification)
|Any students with required credentials (such as GPA, hours earned) can participate|
|Minimum Credit Hours|
Minimum Credit Hours - Number of credit hours or years in college required to participate in this activity
|15 hours or one semester completed at USC|
Minimum GPA - Minimum GPA required to participate in this activity
|2.5 - 2.99|
Other Requirements - Additional requirements to participate in this activity
|Course - prior completion of a specific course or certificate|
Expectations - How expectations are communicated to students about how they will engage in this program
Group training / class session(s)
Active Learning - What students do; the nature or type of the engagement, that is expected to contribute to their learning
Career development - Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to a career field and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth.
Plan, organize and prioritize workdefinition
Plan, organize and prioritize work - As an individual or part of a team, engage in these activities in order to complete a task or achieve a goal
Knowledge/Skills - Knowledge applied and/or skills practiced by students as they engage in this activity
|Integrative and applied learningdefinition|
Integrative and applied learning - Make connections among ideas and experiences, synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus
Critical and creative thinkingdefinition
Critical and creative thinking - Comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, events before accepting or formulating opinion or conclusion. Synthesizing existing ideas, images or expertise in original, innovative ways
Interacts With - With whom students directly interact, as they engage in this activity
|External agency (employer, college, school, community agency)|
Professional staff member(s) on this campus
Diversity - Extent to which student learning about diversity is included in program structure
|Primary focus of the program structuredefinition|
Primary focus of the program structure - Diversity topics are a primary focus; program is intentionally structured to assure that students engage with and/or observe diverse others, and reflect on their experiences and learning about diversity and inclusion.
Feedback - How and from whom students receive feedback on their engagement in this program
|Group / class session with external supervisor|
Group / class session with professional staff
Reflection - How, and with whom, students engage in reflection on their learning while engaged in this activity
|Each student produces written reflection(s)|
Group / class session(s) with professional staff
Program Website - For additional information, go to the unit website.
Rubric - Describes specific expectations for student involvement in the activity