Renaissance Program Internship FAQ

Q: Can I do an internship over a summer or J-term?

A: Yes, as long as you have enough hours (normally, 150-200 hours).

Q: How do I receive credit from UST for my internship?

A: First, confer with the Renaissance Program director about your planned internship. Then, sign up for IDSC 330, the free, no credit internship "course". Finally, download an Internship Application and submit the completed form to the Renaissance Program office or UST Mail #JRC 333.  

Forms may also be obtained from the Renaissance Program office. Once the internship is approved, you will receive a grade of "S".

Q: Do I have to attend any classes or write any papers for this internship course, IDSC 330?

A: No.

Q: What should I do if I have already completed an internship but have not yet signed up for the IDSC 330 internship course?

A: Register for IDSC 330 the next semester and submit the application for internship credit form by mid-semester.

Q: How do I find internships?

A: Assistance is available from the UST Career Development Center located on the first floor of Murray-Herrick Center. Students may also arrange internships individually.

Q: Can I get paid for an internship?

A: Yes. If you are fortunate enough to find an internship that trains and pays.

Q: Can I use an internship for my major as well as for the Renaissance Program?

A: Yes, provided that it meets the minimum number of hours and shows that career-related training has taken place.

Q: Can I fulfill my internship by working abroad?

A: Yes, as long as your internship fits the terms above.