May 11, 2018

Earning Credit for Internship Learning: General Studies 350

As students secure summer internships and finalize plans for their summer and autumn schedules, please keep in mind General Studies 350. − General Studies 350 is a mechanism for earning credit for the learning associated with an internship experience. Students in General Studies 350 have three options for how to reflect upon and demonstrate their learning during summer internships:

Option # 1: General Studies A/B

Students engage in an internship experience in either the public sector (section A) or the private sector (section B) under the guidance of a UW Faculty or Instructor Sponsor to guide reflective practice and connections to academic learning. Students in these sections must find their own academic sponsor (faculty or instructor).

Option # 2: General Studies C/D

Students engage in an internship experience in either the public sector (section C) or the private sector (section D) while enrolled in a distance learning section to guide reflective learning, connections to academic content, and career competencies.

Option # 3: Summer Internship with Autumn Enrollment (aka: Summer for Fall)

Students engaged in an internship experience during summer quarter, who wish to hold off on enrolling for academic credit until Autumn quarter, will need to check “Summer for Fall” on their internship application. These students will be administratively enrolled in either a faculty sponsor section in Autumn quarter or a Distance learning section in Autumn quarter. Please note: while enrollment and credit are earned in autumn quarter, it is expected that both the internship and academic work will be completed in summer quarter. General Studies 350 provides the opportunity to earn credit for the demonstrated learning derived from an internship experience. As a result, it is essential that the academic work occur concurrently with the internship experience. 

Students are encouraged to review the information on the General Studies 350 section of the Carlson Center’s website, and are welcome to email genst350@uw.edu with any questions after reviewing this information.