Application Process for Internship (HSS 481)


The first part of the semester will require you to take HSS 411 and HSS 412, six-week block courses. The second half of the semester will be spent in your field internship (HSS 481) and HSS 482-Capstone Academic Field Seminar.

IMPORTANT:  If you will be doing your internship in a community school during Spring semester, you will be required to work in the community school during Elon's spring break and take the week off during the community school's spring break.  You will not be allowed to take off both spring break weeks.

Step 1
You will be notified by email the Spring semester before your senior year to prompt you to apply for internship.  Applications for internship are due March 1st the Spring semester of your Junior year.

Step 2
You will complete the online application via the link above.  To login, use your full Elon email address and regular password.  You will be asked to designate a semester preference for your internship.  Make certain you complete the semester preference justification box.  In addition, if you have specific requests for placement, please indicate this in the "additional information" box.

Step 3
Completed applications will be reviewed by the Field Coordinator.
Students will be assigned to the Spring or Fall semester. You are not guaranteed to get your semester preference unless there is a compelling academic reason that dictates a particular semester. Many factors are considered when assigning students to a particular semester.

Step 4
You will be notified by email indicating your assigned semester in time for student advising week and registration.
IMPORTANT: You will need to register and enroll in both HSS 481 and HSS 482 according to your assigned semester. Completing the internship application doesn’t enroll you in the courses.

Step 5
The Field Coordinator will meet with you individually to discuss your field placement preferences.  This meeting will help clarify your career and academic goals in order to place you in a setting that closely aligns with these goals.

Step 6
The Field Coordinator will work on placements for Fall semester students over the summer and early Fall. Your placement should be confirmed no later than October 1st.

For Spring internship students, placements will be made during January-March timeframe. Your placement should be confirmed no later than the beginning of Spring Break.