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Field Term

Definition

  • Off campus experience.
  • Pre-professional or paraprofessional work.
  • Full-time (generally 32 hours/week or more).
  • Usually includes an academic component (Academic Project).

During The Semester

  • For credit:
    • Usually is for 2 units of internship and 1 - 2 units of Special Project credit.
    • Must be carefully arranged ahead of time with FACS and faculty sponsor(s).
    • Costs full tuition rate if full load (3+ units), or per unit rate if reduced load.
    • May receive financial aid if full-time (if student normally is eligible for financial aid).
    • Credit is not given retroactively.
  • Not for credit (do not register for a vacation term):
    • Name of internship site and internship's title appears on transcript.
    • Must be registered with FACS (includes faculty advisor approval requirement).
    • Gives a level of legitimacy to experience in eyes of employers and graduate schools.
    • No cost.

During The Summer

  • For credit:
    • Typically involves 1 unit of internship credit.
    • Must be carefully arranged with FACS and faculty sponsor.
    • Costs $150 for 1 unit of summer internship credit if it is the first time the student is registering a for-credit summer internship; thereafter costs full summer course tuition.
    • Credit is not given retroactively.
  • Not for credit:
    • Must be registered with FACS (includes faculty advisor approval requirement).
    • Name of internship site and intern's title appears on transcript.
    • Appearance on transcript gives a level of legitimacy to experience in eyes of employers and graduate schools.
    • No cost.