Application Process for Internship (HSS 481)
During the internship semester you are required to take the following four courses: HSS 411, HSS 412, HSS 481 and HSS 482. You will not be allowed to take other courses during this semester. The internship application specifically relates to HSS 481.
If you desire a community school internship placement during Spring semester, you will be required to work during Elon’s spring break and observe spring break week for the community school. You will not be allowed to take off both spring break weeks.
You will be notified by email the Fall semester of your Junior year prompting you to apply for internship. Applications for internship are due early October the Fall semester of your Junior year.
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.
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.
You will be notified by email indicating your assigned semester.
IMPORTANT: During the appropriate registration period you will need to register and enroll in HSS 481, as well as HSS 482, HSS 411, and HSS 412. Completing the internship application doesn’t enroll you in these courses.
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.
For Fall semester internship students, the Field Coordinator will work during Winter Term and early Spring semester of your Junior year to coordinate a placement. All pre-placement preparation (interviews, background checks, etc.) will need to be completed by mid-Spring semester. Full confirmation of placement must be obtained by the student before the end of Spring semester.
For Spring internship students, the Field Coordinator will work during the summer and early Fall semester to coordinate a placement. All pre-placement preparation will need to be completed by the student early November and full confirmation of placement obtained by the end of Fall semester.