UNIV 297 is a 0-credit, pass/fail arrangement that appears on the student’s University transcript as an enrolled course. Though UNIV 297 does not earn credit toward graduation, there are academic expectations that must be completed in order to receive recognition for participation.
In addition to working as a full-time intern, participants work closely with a faculty sponsor who assists in developing and implementing an academic context for the internship experience. Students are not awarded a passing grade simply for completing the internship; participants are required to develop and complete an academic component relevant to the internship.
Enrollment in UNIV 297 is intended for those students who have established an intern position with a host organization, and who wish to actively link this internship with their academic program at DePauw by developing an academic component to the internship. The student is solely responsible for identifying and securing the internship; furthermore, it is the student’s duty to solicit the assistance of a willing faculty member to serve as the sponsor of the internship. A non-refundable registration fee of $300 will be billed to the student’s account.
DePauw encourages engagement in professional work settings to complement on-campus academic programs; however, enrollment in UNIV 297 is not appropriate for all situations, and will be accordingly reserved. Please contact Stephanie Hogue, or visit the Center for Student Engagement (in the Union Lobby) for more information on this arrangement.