Students must submit all documentation for the internship program the Friday before the term begins.
Fall 2021: Fri. Aug. 20, 2021
Spring 2022: Fri. Jan. 14, 2022
Per the 2018-2019 catalog JOUR 499 requires junior or senior standing (at least 60 completed credits) and the permission of the Internship Coordinator. All students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) at UNLV.
Documents Required for Enrollment
Students must complete the JOUR 499 application, the Internship Verification Form and the JMS Waiver Form (provided by the Internship Coordinator once the Verification Form has been accepted).
Earning Academic Credit
To complete the internship class, a student is required to:
Internships give university students a valuable opportunity to expand on knowledge acquired in the classroom and employers a chance to identify and groom future employees. A little planning and a good bit of supervision can result in a profitable experience for both the employer and the student.
Interns must work in professional settings under the direction of industry professionals. One of the purposes of an internship is to give a student experience in a professional work environment, however the COVID-19 emergency has made it difficult for internship supervisors to give students in-person training and work opportunities. While Nevada works to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, remote-based internships are acceptable.
Note to Fall 2020 Internship Sites
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, student safety is paramount in internships and other experiential learning opportunities. UNLV encourages virtual experiential learning opportunities whenever possible during this national emergency. When in-person, site-based experiences are required, colleges, schools, and departments are encouraged to work with students to mitigate risk and/or modify the experience if students express concern for their own safety or their families’ safety during the current pandemic. Additionally, employers that host these experiences for students must: