College of Arts & Sciences Internship Overview

Internships are full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid, experiential programs in which students participate in professional work related to their major or career goals outside of the classroom.

Internships and co-ops integrate academic and professional experiences. Students who participate in internships and co-ops learn not only about their career field, but also about being a professional and navigating the politics of a work environment.

Internships and co-ops provide the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom to a different setting, clarify your career goals, accomplish resume-worthy tasks, receive feedback on your progress, and build a valuable professional network.

To receive 1-3 hours of credit for an internship, you must apply to enroll in the Fulbright College Elective Internship (ARSC 310V). This course allows Fulbright students to receive elective credit toward graduation requirements. (Some academic departments offer internship courses and may allow students to receive departmental credit instead of elective credit. Check with your academic department to learn if this is possible in your major.) Your ARSC 310V credit will appear on your transcript as CR (not a letter grade).

  1. While locating and applying for an internship are your responsibility, the Offices of Career Connections are here to help. Meet with a Career Coach or visit the Career Studio for assistance. Secure your internship before you apply for the ARSC 310V course.
  2. Once you have been offered an internship, complete the internship course application. Email Dr. Michelle Pribbernow, Instructor of Record for ARSC 310V, with any questions.
  3. Once your application has been approved, you will be enrolled in ARSC 310V. Check UA Connect to confirm enrollment.
  4. For internships being completed during the Fall and/or Spring semesters, contact Financial Aid and Housing prior to leaving campus.
  5. You must complete all ARSC 310V assignments in Blackboard to pass the course and receive credit. You may preview the syllabus here.

Note: It is strongly discouraged to go back on an internship offer that you've already accepted, as it costs employers time and money to recruit and make the offer. It can also put the University's relationship with an employer at risk. Because of this, students who go back on an internship offer they have already accepted must withdraw from the course and may not enroll in this course in the future.

  • Undergraduate Students:
    • Must have completed 45 hours towards College of Arts and Sciences degree.
    • Must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA.
    • Must have secured an internship or Co-op experience with an organization.
  • Graduate Students:
    • Must refer to their department for academic credit of an internship or Co-op educational experience.
  • Transfer Students:
    • Must have completed one semester of full-time study in College of Arts and Sciences.
    • Must meet all other internship/Co-op requirements.
  • International F-1 Students:
    • Must have completed one academic year of full-time study in the United States.
    • The internship or Co-op experience must be directly related to the major area of study.
    • Must have potential employer complete the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Employment Verification Form and CPT awarded. To apply for CPT, log into
    • Must meet all other internship or Co-op education requirements.

  • Receive academic credit in addition to professional experience.
  • Ensure a quality experience by creating learning objectives and being assigned an organizational mentor/supervisor.
  • Maintain University of Arkansas full-time student status and state residency.
  • Get your experience listed on your academic transcript.
  • Defer student loans until you return as a student.
  • Stay on your parent's medical insurance.

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