Applied Study

The applied study is a semester-long, 125-hour paid/unpaid internship or applied learning opportunity. Qualifying positions include: internships, part- or full-time jobs, volunteer work, co-ops, and fellowships. You are free to select an applied learning site, as long as it meets the following criteria:

  • You will be able to obtain all 125 hours from a single work site during the semester in which you are enrolled. 
  • The opportunity will integrate and apply both of your concentration areas thoroughly and that integration should be reflected in your responsibilities and duties.
  • The student will receive quality training by a supervisor/mentor who possesses expertise directly related to the intern’s responsibilities.
  • A job description will be provided that includes a detailed explanation of duties and/or projects, required skills or qualifications, and minimum number of hours per week.
  • Clerical or nonprofessional tasks will comprise no more than 20% of the intern’s responsibilities, and will not involve door-to-door sales or require students to market goods/services/brands to university students on campus.
  • The student will be provided with an appropriate work space and resources required to complete assignments.
  • Your site mentor cannot be you, a family member or relative, a friend, a significant other, a current ASU student, any person that you have a prior personal relationship with, or any person who reports directly or indirectly to any of the above.
  • While you cannot get IDS 401 credit for a current job you hold, there may be opportunities to work within the same company, as long as the experience you will undertake will be a new one for you. If you are interested in this option, you must contact the IDS 401 internship coordinator to discuss.
  • Students are unable to get credit for internships completed at marijuana dispensaries or similar establishments.

Once you have a commitment from a mentor at a confirmed internship site, complete the online application. A student cannot start at their internship site until they have an approved application. Please note that all 125 must be completed during the semester, and hours accrued before the first day of the semester will not be counted.

Once you have a commitment from a mentor at a confirmed internship site, complete the online application.

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