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Placement sites vary among local non-profit organizations, businesses, government organizations, and schools, with interns fulfilling a range of professional tasks according to the needs of their placement site.
Some of the benefits of the course are obvious: students will build valuable skills and expertise, gain hands-on experience, and improve their prospects in a competitive job market after graduation. In addition to the practical, professional experience, the internship may yield something deeper: a sense of confidence and purpose that comes with contributing to the community by helping organizations meet often-pressing needs.
Internship I and the Practicum course fulfill different requirements for English majors depending on the concentration.
Discuss with your advisor. English minors and BLA students may take this course to fulfill a requirement. Check with your advisor about your specific case. Any student in any major who has met the prerequisite may also take the course as a free elective.