Director of Graduate Admissions
If you have met with your advisor and secured an Internship position, you can register for Internship Credits.
Internships cannot be registered via SU Online; you must submit a form to be approved and signed by your Advisor. Once all your paperwork is completed you must submit it to the department to be processed. You can email them to Rose Kaser, or drop the forms at the Center for the Study of Sport & Exercise in Lynn 110.
Internships may only be registered for prior to the beginning of a quarter, but may continue beyond the end of a quarter. Certain extremely competitive internships from certain local sport organizations may be given an exception to this rule, but the student must discuss it with the Program Coordinator first.
Internships may be paid or unpaid. Every 40 hours that are worked equate to 1 credit. So 80 hours equals 2 credits, 120 hours equals 3 credits, and so on. Although internships are registered by quarter, they may extend past the quarter or they may finish before the quarter ends.
For example, an intern may register for a 6 credit internship (240 total hours) and work 20 hours a week for 12 weeks, thus going 2 weeks past the end of the quarter. This is fine. Or, an intern may work a tournament and put in four 10-hour days (for 40 hours and 1 credit). This is also fine.
Some internships may last for 6 months or a year. In these cases, it makes most sense to register for credits across the different quarters and thus split up paying for the credits. However, you could register for all credits at once and pay for them all at once as well.
All students must fill out the three documents required by the College for internship course registration each time they want to register for an internship:
Please read through the College of Arts & Sciences Student Internship Handbook and the Internship Registration Form Sample before registering for an internship. Once your forms are entirely completed except for the Program Coordinator's signature, you must turn them in to Rose Kaser.
After Rose receives the forms, she will obtain the Program Coordinator's signature, and then the forms are submitted to the College to be approved. After the College approves them, then they are sent to the registrar for approval and to be entered in SUOnline. This process can take up to 2 weeks.
Learn more about internships.
At the end of the internship/quarter, the internship supervisor at the sport organization will be sent a link to the evaluation form. The supervisor will meet with the intern and discuss the evaluation, fill out the evaluation and submit it electronically.
The intern is required to submit to the internship coordinator (Dr. Hanold) a 1600-2500 word paper summarizing what was accomplished and addressing how at least six of the learning outcomes were met.
For more information on the learning outcomes, please see the section on the MSAL Website on Learning Outcomes.
In addition, the intern should make suggestions on how the organization could improve the internship for the next intern. Please use the updated 2014 rubric for more detailed instructions on how to write the paper.
Here is an example of a quality Internship Paper, with annotations to depict the various components required.
The paper is due on or before the first day of exam week the quarter during which your internship ends.
"The MSAL program gave me a broad but detailed education on the many facets of athletics. It equipped me with the knowledge and understanding to be successful in both the professional and intercollegiate arenas of sport."
Lisa NielsenMSAL 2011Assistant Director of EventsUniversity of Washington Athletics