DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP
One of the unique aspects of the Human Biology Program is the internship. This requirement offers you the opportunity to explore fields related to your chosen coursework. The internship units are required (listed in the Bulletin as HUMBIO 197) and are only available to declared majors in the program.
• The Internship is a single experience (not a combination of experiences) for a minimum of 120 hours.
• The Internship is an “outside-the-classroom” field/work experience and cannot consist of course
work or workshops.
• Internships can be initiated only after a student is a declared HumBio major and has completed the core. (Exception: an undeclared sophomore who has completed the core and undertakes an internship in the summer after sophomore year must declare upon returning to campus for the autumn quarter of junior year to use the summer experience to fulfill their Internship Requirement.
• Deadline for initiating the internship is two quarters before graduation. This infomercial (3:48) answers the most common questions about proposing your internship and getting credit. Please note this format change: the current format is virtual consisting of a blog (with slides) of a minimum 1000 words about the goal of the internship, its connection to your A/C, the activities engaged in, and the outcomes.
FINDING AN INTERNSHIP
Use the internship as an opportunity to really examine your options for the future and your skills in pursuing them! An internship opportunity can be found anywhere, and there are many ways of going about finding the Internship that is right for you. The following are common resources you can use to locate an internship:
Faculty advisers often know of different opportunities in their particular areas of interest.
http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/cdc/services/event-calendars/ The CDC links for jobs/Internships, top resources and favorite databases at this site are not to be missed.
● http://haas.stanford.edu/ The Haas Public Service Center has many available opportunities. Link here to their database containing 525+ fellowships, internships and other established service programs http://haasfisp.stanford.edu/.
● http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/cgi-bin/drupal_ual/OO_internships_Internships.html The Undergraduate Academic Life (Sweet Hall) link provides listings of research opportunities available at Stanford.
● The Human Biology Internship Faire, held yearly, Autumn quarter.
● The Human Biology Virtual Internship Presentation, held each quarter, is a great way to find out about internships fellow HumBio students have currently completed.
● The Buzz (the Hum Bio newsletter) often has the most current internship opportunities listed. Check every issue.
● Another very effective way to find internships is to contact an organization or department that you are interested in directly – call around and ask lots of questions!
● This infomercial (2:33) has tips for finding your internship:
ARE YOU GOING ABROAD FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP?
Human Biology cannot give academic credit for internships that include travel to a foreign country for which U.S. State Department travel warnings are in effect. See http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html.
The intent of this site is twofold:
1) To provide basic information to students who go abroad from Stanford on non-BOSP related programs
2) To collect information on these students in case of emergencies.
PLANNING AND SUPERVISION
(Again) you must initiate your internship two quarters before your graduation quarter. To begin the process, submit the completed INTERNSHIP PROPOSAL, signed by the student advisor, your site supervisor and faculty advisor, to the Human Biology Student Services Coordinator. The proposal form and important information about the internship process are found at the INTERNSHIP PROPOSAL REGISTRY.
Students receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must establish the internship at the time it is undertaken by submitting the completed proposal. The signed, completed proposal should be turned in to the Student Services Coordinator, preceding the internship, not afterward. Letting more than a quarter pass between the actual time the internship took place and the time that the Proposal is turned in can disqualify the internship.
The internship must be conducted under the direction of an on-site supervisor. Your supervisor is generally the person with whom you work most closely in conducting the project, and does not have to be a member of the Stanford faculty. Your supervisor confirms the satisfactory completion of your internhip per your evaluation form that is submitted to the Human Biology Student Services office.
UNITS OF CREDIT
The internship is 4 units, which amounts to 120 hours of work (each unit is 3 hours of work per week for 10 weeks, which totals 30 hours per unit). It is not possible to gain duplicate units of credit if one participates in field work, internships, lab research, practicums, etc., which are required for another course. A maximum of 4 units may be received for the Internship, regardless of whether more than 120 hours of work have been completed. The credit may be spread out over a maximum of two quarters. The credit given for the Internship is S/NC only.
If you sign up for credit for a particular quarter on your study list, but do not complete the internship, you do not need to sign up for additional units later on. You will receive unit credit when the internship is complete (you have turned in the signed Proposal to the Student Services Coordinator, presented your poster at a Quarterly Internship Poster Presentation, and your on-site supervisor has submitted the evaluation on your behalf to the Student Services Coordinator.
TO REGISTER FOR INTERNSHIP UNITS: In AXESS the HumBio number is 197. Choose section 2, instructor: "Fisher".
THE INTERNSHIP CHECKLIST
___1. Explore internship options!
___2. Enter and print off your internship proposal at the Internship Proposal Registry.
___3. Enter your travel information at the Bechtel International Center web site: Stanford Students Going Abroad. If your internship is abroad it cannot include travel to a country for which U.S. State Department travel warnings are in effect. See http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html."
___4. Have an SA, the site supervisor and your Faculty Adviser sign the internship proposal. For specific directions, see More About Required Signatures and Submitting the Proposal On-Time.
___5. Return the proposal to the Student Services Coordinator for HumBio, Bldg 20, Rm 21D.
___6. Sign up for internship units on Axess on a quarter when you have room for 4 units, or divide the units between 2 quarters. For more information see Units Of Credit and Signing Up On Axess.
___7. Complete the Internship!
___8. Request the required evaluation from your internship supervisor. For more information including the link to the evaluation form, see More About the Evaluation.
___9. Present your internship at a quarterly Internship Presentation! Current format is virtual, consisting of a Blog (with Slides) of a minimum 1000 words all about the goal of the internship, its connection to your A/C, the activities engaged in, and the outcomes.
IN 2013-2014 Nancy Miles and Quinn Walker were our first Internship Presentation Winners. Watch their stories (below):
|Nancy Miles||Quinn Walker|
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