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Overview

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies encourages students to pursue internships that are related to their career aspirations and bear directly on the disciplines housed within the school. Internships provide practical experience for students that complement their formal academic class-based studies. Depending on the internship site, internships may be voluntary or paid. 

The number of credit hours received for an internship is based on the total internship hours completed. 45 internship clocked hours = 1 ASU credit hour.

Credit Hours

Total Hours

Hours per Week

(15 weeks)

Hours per Week

(7.5 weeks)

Hours per Week

(6 weeks)

1

45

3

6

7.5

2

90

6

12

15

3

135

9

18

22.5

4

180

12

24

30

5

225

15

30

37.5

6

270

18

36

45

 

Steps for Obtaining an Internship 

Step 1: Make an advising appointment

Questions to answer during advising appointment:

  • Why do you want to do an internship?
  • What are you hoping to get out of it other than a line item on your resume?
  • What hours do you think you can dedicate to an internship? (Remember to include drive time to/from location. Remember to include hours needed to pass enrolled courses as well.)
  • When would you like to do an internship? (Remember tuition is applicable for credit-bearing internships. To review how this could affect your tuition, please visit the ASU Tuition Estimator.)
  • How would an internship help with your academic plan?
  • How many upper division or general electives do you need?

Step 2: Prepare cover letter and resume

  • Career and Professional Development Website: Contains numerous resources for students in regards to employment and internships.

  • Resume Dropbox: Students and alumni can upload their resume in a Word document and have it reviewed by a CPDS team member within 3 business days.

  • Interview Stream: Students and alumni can practice interviewing from the comfort of their own home. At the end, the students have the option to send the recording to a professional staff member for review.

SHPRS Career Services Contact
Jessica Keene, M.Ed.
Career Advisor
480.965.5116
Jessica.Keene@asu.edu

Step 3: Outreach to potential sites

Step 4: Complete enrollment process

ASU Placement Agreement [for new sites]

SHPRS Internship Packet

All paperwork must be received by the first day of classes for the term in which the student would like to complete the internship. Click here to view the academic calendar.

To submit paperwork, please drop off packets at the SHPRS Advising front desk or e-mail completed packets to Marcos.Enriquez@asu.edu.

 

University Service Learning Internships

These internships would count as elective hours towards degree requirements. Similar to SHPRS internships, these opportunities follow the same guidelines regarding tuition and academic hours. They are hosted at various locations throughout the United States. Click here for opportunities. 

 

Places to get started

Museums
Phoenix Metro Area Museum Directory

State, County, and City Government
City 
City planning offices, legal offices, public relations, archives, and more.

State

Federal Agencies
FBI
CIA
Homeland Security

Libraries
Arizona State Library

National Parks Service
National Parks Service

 

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