Honors students may complete internships to earn credit towards their Experiential
and Advanced Learning requirements. Honors internships include a research component
and a deliberate learning agenda related to your major or career goals. Honors credit
is not automatically awarded for internships conducted in a student's major, but with
the prior approval of the Honors College, students can take steps to advance an internship
in their major to an Honors level.
To earn Honors credit for an internship, you should follow these steps:
Identify a faculty advisor to supervise the research component of your internship.
This person may be a professor you've had class with, or a professor whose academic
expertise is in an area of your interest. The faculty advisor does not have to be
within your academic major.
Contact honors AT_TOWSON to schedule an appointment with the Honors Faculty Director to discuss the research
component of your internship experience and the topic that you and your faculty advisor
plan to study.
Once you decide that you want to earn Experiential and Advanced Learning credit for
your internship experience, complete the Experiential and Advanced Learning Approval Form. This form should be completed the semester prior to your planned internship. When you submit the Application for Honors Credit Form, you will also submit a completed
and signed internship syllabus and annotated bibliography. The syllabus template and
instructions for faculty are available at the Forms, Syllabi & Online Resources page.
All internship syllabi must be completed, signed by the student and supervising faculty
member, and submitted to the Honors College by September 1 for the fall term, February 1for the springterm, and June1 for the summer term. All summer internship enrollment takes place during the 10-week Summer Session I.
The Honors College advocates on behalf of its students to cultivate and maintain relationships
with employers who have offered internships to Honors students in the past. In addition,
the TU Career Center provides access to internships through the Handshake database as well as regular internship fairs throughout the academic year.