Weber State students serving internships can register for up to 12 academic credits. The credit structure is as follows:
- POLS 4860 Washington D.C. Internships (1–6 credits)
To fulfill the requirements for these Washington D.C. internship credits, students must:
- Submit a weekly journal record of his/her daily internship work and experiences;
- Submit a research paper on a topic related to their internship and approved by the supervising professor, the length of which is determined by the number of credits taken (5 pages for 3 credits, 10 pages for 6 credits);
- Provide an assessment from a supervisor. (Non-political science students may take political science internship credits, or make arrangements to take 4860 internship credits within their own departments where applicable.)
- POLS 4865 State & Local Internships (1–6 credits)
To fulfill the requirements for these internship credits,
State legislative interns must take the legislative preparation class for 3 of these credits.
- To receive 1–3 additional credits, state legislative interns must write a longer internship research paper. The length of this paper will be determined by the number of credits taken.
Local interns must:
- Serve 50 hours per credit hour;
- Write a research paper related to the topic of their internship, the length of which will be determined by the number of credits taken;
- Provide an assessment from a supervisor.
- POLS 4870 Internship in Perspective (3 credits)
These internship credits are designed to enhance the POLS 4880 Internship Research credits.
- POLS 4880 Internship Research (3 credits) To fulfill the requirements of the internship research credits, interns will write a research paper, between 10 – 15 pages long on a topic approved by the supervising professor.
For more information and questions, contact the Walker Institute at email@example.com or (801) 626-6206. The Walker Institute is located in the Social and Behavioral Science Building, rooms 344, 346, or 348.