Inter-LS 260: Internship course

Applications for Spring 2021 are now open! Please see instructions below.

What is Inter-LS 260?

The Internship in the Liberal Arts & Sciences (Inter-LS 260) online course provides UW students who have found internships an opportunity to earn academic credit in connection with their work experience. Students will analyze their professional training experiences in the context of the goals of a liberal arts and science university education, by practicing critical reading, writing, and observation skills.

  • This UW online internship course (Inter-LS 260) includes weekly readings, weekly online writing assignments, and a final reflection paper.
  • It is worth 1 credit, and students may repeat the course up to three times.
  • Grading is on the standard A-F system.

How to Enroll

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR INTER-LS 260

  1. Secure an internship position.
  2. Complete an Internship Supervision Form with your supervisor or employer.
  3. Fill out the Course Registration Form completely and upload your Internship Supervision Form. Agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom. 
  4. Once you have submitted all required materials, the L&S Career Education Coordinator will review them and email you when you have been authorized to enroll.
  5. Register for Inter-LS 260 via student center after you have received email authorization.*

*Spring 2021 enrollment update: Permission to enroll in the course will be granted at the time of application approval. However, students will not be able to enroll in the course until their scheduled enrollment appointment time. Reminder emails with instructions will be sent by the Career Education Coordinator the week of each student’s enrollment for applications received before enrollment begins.  

Note: Inter-LS 260 applications will be reviewed and approved on a first come, first served basis. Course approval may take up to ten business days after submission of all required materials. Enrollment priority will be given to L&S students. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions? Please read our FAQ below or contact careercourses@ls.wisc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 


Part I: Application 

  1. Secure an internship position. If you will be located in the United States while completing your internship, you must also complete Part II to request CPT authorization. 
  2. Complete an Internship Supervision Form and prepare a CPT Employment Letter with your supervisor or employer.
  3. Fill out the Course Registration Form completely and upload the signed documents above. Agree to terms and conditions at the bottom.

Part II: Request CPT Signature

  1. Sign-in to Terra Dotta to request an electronic CPT verification.
  2. Type Molly Green and careercourses@ls.wisc.edu for your authorized CPT signer if you plan to enroll in INTER-LS 260.
  3. Submit your request in Terra Dotta and your request will be received electronically.
  4. You will be given permission to enroll in INTER-LS 260 once your CPT is verified by the course coordinator.*
  5. Once your CPT is verified and completed by the Career Education Coordinator, ISS will receive a notification.
  6. Follow up with ISS on the final approval of your CPT application, and keep in mind that this can takeup to 15 business days. Your internship cannot begin until this is completed.
  7. Before the semester begins, ISS will reach out to confirm that you are enrolled in the correct course.

Questions on Terra Dotta should be directed to the ISS office.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an internship?

  • A short-term, real-world work experience that integrates knowledge from the classroom with practical application and skill development
  • A mutually-beneficial relationship between both you and your employer
  • Can be paid, unpaid, for credit, full-time, or part-time
  • Can involve a for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organization
  • Involves an ongoing relationship with at least one supervisor or professional at the organization
  • Introduces you to a particular kind of potential career path
  • The following criteria is used to evaluate the validity of an internship for participation in Inter-LS 260: Basic Criteria for Determining Internship Validity

When is this course offered?

Fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Who can enroll?

The course is open to any UW-Madison student, regardless of year in school or major. Enrollment priority will be given to L&S students.

What is the deadline to enroll?

  • Fall/Spring: The second Friday of the semester
  • Summer: Two weeks before the start of the summer term.

How long do I have to wait to be approved to enroll?

During high volume times of the year, it may take up to 10 business days to process your application. For quickest review of your application, follow the process to enroll found on this page. Completing all steps accurately will result in the quickest approval.

Do I pay tuition for Inter-LS 260?

During the academic year, this course is included in full tuition costs (unless it pushes the student over 18 credits). During the summer term, students pay for the single credit. Tuition costs can be found HERE

ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS FOR HOW MANY WEEKS AND HOURS PER WEEK I HAVE TO WORK?

  • Fall & Spring: Minimum of 12 weeks, 8 hours per week. At least 96 total hours.
  • Summer: Minimum of 8 weeks, 8 hours per week. Total hours should equal at least 64 hours.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENROLL IN INTER-LS 260?

Currently, a student can complete Inter-LS 260 up to three times during their academic career.

WHAT ARE THE ASSIGNMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE AND HOW IS IT GRADED?

This UW online internship course (Inter-LS 260) includes weekly readings, weekly online writing assignments, and a final reflection paper. It is worth 1 credit, and grading is on the standard A-F system.

How long do I have to wait to be approved to enroll? 

During high volume times of the year, it may take up to 10 business days to process your application. For fast review of your application, follow the process to enroll found on this page. Completing all steps accurately will result in the quickest approval. Please note that for spring 2021 enrollment, students will be approved to enroll upon acceptance of your application, however when you can actually enroll depends on your enrollment appointment time.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Email careercourses@ls.wisc.edu for help with course information and enrollment.

An Academic Match for Your Internship Experience

Half of all college graduates report completing at least one internship during their time as students.  This online course provides a way for UW students who have found exciting outside internships to earn academic credit in connection with their work experience.

What you will gain:

  1. Connect your workplace experience with the value of a liberal arts and science education
  2. Practice critical reading, writing, and observation skills
  3. Receive personalized support and feedback from faculty and staff
  4. Success strategies for building effective supervisor and employee relationships

A diverse variety of L&S professors teach this class over the course of the fall, spring, and summer terms.

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