What is field experience?
A field experience introduces a student to a professional application of the chosen major to a work situation off campus. While remaining a Trinity student, the student has an opportunity to relate academic learning to its concrete use in an actual setting similar to the work situation he or she will face upon graduation. Field experience can be taken in a variety of ways depending on the major program. The number of semester hours of credit earned is determined by the student’s advisor, with a general guideline of 40 clock hours of experience for each semester hour of credit.
What is an internship?
An internship is a more intensive work-study experience available through some departments. These are semester long, full time experiential programs in which students are placed in supervised positions in appropriate agencies. Typical of such programs are student teaching and the internship in business.
How do I get an internship or field experience placement?
Meet with your advisor to discuss the specific requirements for your major. Your advisor and/or department faculty may have internship or field experience suggestions. If you need assistance in finding an internship or field experience, stop in the Cooper Center.