LA 320wb is a three-credit, web-based course designed to complement your internship experience. Assignments will be completed each week and uploaded to Blackboard. Assignments include journals, reports, papers, resume writing, evaluations and a final paper. Course communications are also managed via Blackboard by email. This course is offered for academic credit, which counts toward your overall GPA (as a letter grade) and fulfills any upper division elective credit requirements.
SyllabusDownload the LA 320wb Fall 2013 Syllabus
Download the LA 320wb Spring 2014 Syllabus: Coming Soon
The Liberal Arts internship courses are open to all College of Liberal Arts students, regardless of major, who meet the following requirements:
- You have a 2.25 or higher GPA
- You have at least sophomore status (30+ hours) by the start of the course
- You are registered with BTT Gateway
- You are in good academic standing at UT Austin
- If you have taken any of the LA internship courses in a previous semester, you earned a passing grade in each course (you have never failed an LA internship course)
The internship site may be local or outside of the Austin area. See the main internship page for Internship Site Eligibility.
Liberal Arts internship courses can be repeated in different semesters/summer sessions in conjunction with new/different internships; however, you cannot register for a Liberal Arts internship course more than once in a given semester or during the summer (i.e., if you have more than one intenrship, you can only enroll in the course once in conjunction with one of your internships).
You must intern a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks during the 14-week semester.
You must complete all three steps in the application process (see details in How To Apply section below) by the application deadline. If you do not complete one or more application steps by the application deadline, the course will be officially closed and you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course.
- Fall 2013: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM
- Spring 2014: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM
How To Apply
This course has a three-step application process. All steps must be completed by the application deadline listed above. NOTE: Submit your application as early as possible. If your application is not approved, having a good amount of time before the application deadline allows you to find another internship, change your internship plans or consider taking a different course before your add/drop period closes.
- Step 1 - Application Part I: Part I should be completed once you have secured your internship or if you are in the process of applying for an internship and your employer needs confirmation that you will be eligible for academic credit before hiring you. Access the online [Application Part I here]. We will use this information to verify that you meet the student criteria and to make an initial evaluation of your internship site's eligibility. This first step should be completed as soon as possible.
- Step 2 - Course Registration: Once Part I is approved, you will be authorized to add/register for the course. It is fully your responsibility to register for the course. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the registration/add times and related fees. Note: registering after the 4th class day during the fall/spring may result in higher fees.
- Step 3 - Application Part II: Download Part II of the Internship Course Application Form [download the form here]; you and your internship supervisor will complete and sign this form. The completed form should be scanned and emailed to Monica Gully at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot scan the application, you can drop it off at FAC 18 or fax it to 512-471-7903.
Incomplete Applications: If any part of your application is received incomplete or if you fail to complete all steps in the application process by the deadline, you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course. For that reason it is important to: 1) make sure that you have properly completed each line in the application forms; 2) register for the course well before the deadline; and 3) submit your application parts well before the deadline.