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Career & Internship Courses

ARHU students can earn internship credit at the departmental and college level. ARHU internship courses are intended for students who wish to complete an internship in one of the academic fields covered within the College of Arts & Humanities.  For more information on internships go to:

http://www.internships.umd.edu

Benefits of Interning

  • Statistics show employers use internships to identify new talent.
  • Internships offer the opportunity to develop marketable skills and establish contacts that can potentially lead to a job offer upon graduation.
  • Ideally, internship experiences enable students to gain a sense of what it would be like to work in a particular field.
  • Internships provide students the opportunity to connect "real world" experience with classroom learning.

Professional Goals and Expectations

When students embark on a professional internship they represent not only themselves, but the College of Arts & Humanities and the University of Maryland as well.  Some of the biggest complaints from internship sites concern dependability and punctuality.  Therefore, it is expected that all students applying for internships will arrive on time for their appointments with ARHU or will call if they are running late.  Failure to arrive on time for your scheduled appointment may result in the rejection of your application.

Which ARHU Internship Course Should I Apply For?

  • ARHU 286: For students with fewer than 60 cumulative credits.
  • ARHU 386: For students with more than 60 cumulative credits.
  • ARHU 486: For students who have already earned upper level internship credit.
  • ARHU 489: For students who have successfully completed ARHU 486
  • Application Process

Application Process

Once you have secured an internship, you will need to complete the Applic​ation Form-Fall and Spring Term only (286/386/486) or the Summer term application, submit your completed application to the front counter in 1120 Key Hall or scan it into an email and send to arhuinternships@umd.edu.  You will be contacted to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nadler to review your application and eligibility.  Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except for University-scheduled holidays.  Faxed applications will not be accepted.  

For student applying to ARHU489, please send an internship description to arhuinternships@umd.edu.  You will be contacted to set up a meeting.

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ARHU 286

This course cannot count toward your major requirements.

Students will usually not be permitted to add ARHU 286 after the deadline for adding classes in any given semester. Additionally, no retroactive credit will be awarded for ARHU 286.

Minimum Requirements and Information For All ARHU Internship Courses:

Please note that summer internship courses are open to all current University of Maryland students, regardless of major, as long as it is related to an ARHU field.

  • Must be majoring in a department in the College of Arts & Humanities
  • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on campus
  • Must have at least 12 credits completed at UMD
  • The course is offered for 3- through 6-credits, and is available for a letter grade or as Pass-Fail.
    • 3 credits= 135 hours on-site (10-11 hours/week)*
    • 4 credits = 180 hours on-site
    • 5 credits = 225 hours on-site
    • 6 credits = 270 hours on-site (20-22 hours/week)*
    • *The total hours remain the same during a summer internship, although the hours per week will increase dramatically.
  • ARHU internship courses are not offered during winter term.
  • Students can only earn credit for ARHU 286 during the semester in which they are participating in the internship.
  • In most cases, students cannot start their hours early, finish them late, or register for the course during one term and complete their hours during a different term.

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ARHU 386

This course cannot count toward your major requirements or as an Advanced Studies course, but it will count toward upper level credits for graduation.

For General Education students, this course will fulfill the Scholarship in Practice requirement outside the major.

Minimum Requirements and Information For All ARHU Internship Courses:

Please note that summer internship courses are open to all current University of Maryland students, regardless of major, as long as it is related to an ARHU field.

  • Must be majoring in a department in the College of Arts & Humanities
  • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on campus
  • Must have at least 12 credits completed at UMD
  • The course is offered for 3- through 6-credits, and is available for a letter grade or as Pass-Fail.
    • 3 credits= 135 hours on-site (10-11 hours/week)*
    • 4 credits = 180 hours on-site
    • 5 credits = 225 hours on-site
    • 6 credits = 270 hours on-site (20-22 hours/week)*
    • *The total hours remain the same during a summer internship, although the hours per week will increase dramatically.
  • ARHU internship courses are not offered during winter term. Students can only earn credit for ARHU 386 during the semester in which they are participating in the internship.
  • In most cases, students cannot start their hours early, finish them late, or register for the course during one term and complete their hours during a different term.

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ARHU 486

This course cannot count toward your major requirements or as an Advanced Studies course, but it will count toward upper level credits for graduation.

ARHU 486 is an internship course intended for students who have already completed an upper level internship course for credit on campus.

ARHU 486 must be a different experience from the internship you have already taken for credit. Generally students intern with a completely different company, but you may continue working for the same company if the job description is significantly different from the first internship description.

Minimum Requirements and Information For All ARHU Internship Courses:

Please note that summer internship courses are open to all current University of Maryland students, regardless of major, as long as it is related to an ARHU field.

  • Must be majoring in a department in the College of Arts & Humanities
  • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on campus
  • Must have at least 12 credits completed at UMD
  • The course is offered for 3- through 6-credits, and is available for a letter grade or as Pass-Fail.
    • 3 credits= 135 hours on-site (10-11 hours/week)*
    • 4 credits = 180 hours on-site
    • 5 credits = 225 hours on-site
    • 6 credits = 270 hours on-site (20-22 hours/week)*
    • *The total hours remain the same during a summer internship, although the hours per week will increase dramatically.
  • ARHU internship courses are not offered during winter term.
  • Students can only earn credit for ARHU 486 during the semester in which they are participating in the internship.
  • In most cases, students cannot start their hours early, finish them late, or register for the course during one term and complete their hours during a different term.

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ARHU 489

This course cannot count toward your major requirements or as an Advanced Studies course, but it will count toward upper level credits for graduation.

ARHU 489 is an internship course intended for students who have already completed ARHU486.

Students may take on a new internship experience, or substantially deepen a current or former internship experience at a site where they have previously interned. In consultation with the faculty supervisor, some remote/online internships may also be eligible.

Minimum Requirements and Information For ARHU489:

Please note that summer internship courses are open to all current University of Maryland students, regardless of major, as long as it is related to an ARHU field.

  • Successful completion of ARHU486
  • The course is offered for 3- through 6-credits, and is available for a letter grade or as Pass-Fail.
    • 3 credits= 135 hours on-site (10-11 hours/week)*
    • 4 credits = 180 hours on-site
    • 5 credits = 225 hours on-site
    • 6 credits = 270 hours on-site (20-22 hours/week)*
    • *The total hours remain the same during a summer internship, although the hours per week will increase dramatically.
  • ARHU internship courses are not offered during winter term.
  • Students can only earn credit for ARHU 489 during the semester in which they are participating in the internship.
  • In most cases, students cannot start their hours early, finish them late, or register for the course during one term and complete their hours during a different term.

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