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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Internships

Once you have secured an internship, you need to decide if you want to do it for credit or not. If you opt for credit, you need to take the following steps:


Getting Credit for Your Internship

  1. Enroll in the Course. Enrollment is by permission only. To get permission to enroll, you must fill out the Internship Registration Form. This requires a signature. You can either print the form out, sign it, scan it, and return it to the department or simply type your name and student ID and send it to vthompson@towson.edu from your TU email account. Once the form is received, the department’s administrative assistant will set permission for you. He/she will contact you with a permission code and then you can go ahead and add the course.
  2. Complete The Internship Learning Plan with your supervisor and have your supervisor return it to me as an email attachment by the second week of class via his/her work email. Because we would like a digital copy, you can “sign” it with your name and student ID. Your supervisor can “sign” their name and send it from a work email.
  3. Have your work-site supervisor complete and submit through email attatchment the Internship Mid-term Evaluation around the time you have worked half of the expected hours. The work-site supervisor should share this with the intern.
  4. Submit The Internship Work Log toward the end of your internship and no later than the last day of classes. Remember that you need to have worked 40 hours for each credit (120 for 3, 240 for 6).
  5. Have your work-site supervisor complete and submit through email attatchement the  Internship Final Evaluation att the end of your internship (no later than the last day of regular classes).
  6. Complete and submit via email the Internship Student Evaluation at the end of your internship (no later than the last day of regular classes).

Grading

 

To pass the course with a D, you must turn in all of these forms. Beyond that, whether you get a D, C or B will be determined by the quality of your evaluations. To get an A in your internship, you must earn a B based on your evaluations and you must also submit a paper that reflects on the internship experience. The paper can be in the form of either a week-by-week journal or can be a final reflection on the process.No matter which form you choose, it should consider the Internship Learning Plan.   

              (Note: submission of the reflection does NOT guarantee an A in the course.)

Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Liberal Arts Building, Room 2210F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2973
Fax: 410-704-4702


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The CLA provides limited financial support for student
interns.

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