Internships in College Student Personnel

Field Experience – Internship (ECPY 681)

As part of the 45 hour required credit hours, the CSP program provides the opportunity to gain exposure to and practical experience in the field of student affairs through two required internships, each consisting of a minimum of 150 on site hours. The field experience is supplemented by a seminar course that addresses issues faced by interns and provides an opportunity for students to actively reflect on their experiences. Students in the internship course earn 3 academic credit hours for a total of 6 hours.

Internship Opportunities

Opportunities for these experiences are available in a number of the student affairs offices at the University of Louisville as well as at a number of other neighboring colleges and universities. Wide variety exists in the possible functional area sites for internships. Some examples include student activities, student services, career services, enrollment management (REACH, admissions), multicultural services, residential life, academic advising, admissions, disability resources, international services, student development and student life.

Because the University of Louisville is located in a stimulating metropolitan area with a number of colleges and universities representing different institutional types, a CSP master's student can gain valuable information in several institutional settings. Many students choose to do at least one of their internships in the U of L Division of Student Affairs.The Campus Life areas are particularly popular, however, a wide variety of sites is available. Students also choose to do internships in other Louisville area institutions, such as:

  • Bellarmine University – a four-year private institution
  • Ivy Tech – a two-year public community college
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College – a two-year public community college
  • Spalding University – a four-year private institution
  • Indiana University Southeast – a four-year public regional institution