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Internships

Public Policy Programs For All Academic Majors
Helping create a better future for all Floridians is a core principle of the Public Policy Internship Programs within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students have a variety of learning experiences from classes taught by some of the most distinguished Florida decision makers to directed study and intern programs in the Tampa area, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

The Washington Center For All Academic Majors
The Washington Center provides students with the opportunity to spend a semester in an internship and classroom learning in Washington, D.C. Conducted in partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Seminars, students are provided with a comprehensive learning experience. Students enroll in an academic course, intern in an organization located in Washington DC or the vicinity, and are involved in a civic engagement project while there. This provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of career paths while being immersed in the intellectual and cultural diversity of our nation's capital.

Internships are available in the following areas:

Here are examples of specific internship sites. Interested students should contact Dr. Joan Pynes at pynes@usf.edu for more information.

Washington Center Resources

Humanities and Cultural Studies
The Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies (HCS) offers an internship for Tampa-based, degree-seeking students declared as HUM or AMS majors and who have earned at least 12 credit hours of approved courses in the major prior to starting the internship. This internship consists of supervised work-and-learning experience in humanities and cultural issues under the direction of a University faculty member/administrator and an employee of a participating sponsor organization. The internship counts as a major elective. Specifically, it counts as a "concentration" course for HUM majors, an upper-level elective for AMS majors, and an "interdisciplinary cultural studies" course for HUM majors who are pursuing a track in film & new media studies.

Mass Communication Internships
The School of Mass Communications offers students the chance to earn credit for school-approved internships.

Women's and Gender Studies Internships
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) offers an internship for Tampa-based, degree-seeking students declared as WGS majors and who have earned at least 12 credit hours of WGS approved courses prior to starting the internship. This internship consists of supervised work-and-learning experience in women's and gender issues under the direction of a University faculty member/administrator and an employee of a participating sponsor organization. The internship counts as a major elective.

Psychology Internships
The Department of Psychology offers course credit for psychology-related internships in the community, including positions in social service organizations, hospitals, and community mental health agencies. For more information, please contact Dr. Vicky Phares: phares@usf.edu

English Internships
The Department of English offers an internship for Tampa-based, degree-seeking, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the program. This internship consists of supervised work-and-learning experience under the direction of a University faculty member and an employee of a participating sponsor organization. The internship is an option for students in the Literary Studies and Creative Writing programs and is required for all Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology students. Internships may be available to qualified non-majors with program and department approval.