Develop Career Readiness While Making Meaningful Contributions to Life in the Community and Beyond
Applied Humanities students prepare for their future by gaining insight into their important career-advancing and transferable skills, contributing to partner agencies in meaningful and substantive ways, developing entrepreneurial and collaboration skills, and exploring and enhancing life in the community and beyond. The required internship and career readiness experiences bolster student confidence and understanding of the job market and careers that await upon graduating from the university.
For Students: Planning Your Internship and Career Readiness Experiences
- What kinds of internships have other Applied Humanities students completed?
- Internship opportunities abound for students in the Applied Humanities. We've had students intern with a southern Arizona social media strategy consulting group, a Phoenix small business, nonprofits based out of Tucson, Phoenix, and Washington DC, a California real estate agency, an international beauty supplier, an Atlanta modeling and artist representation agency, a fashion and beauty TikTok influencer, a Tucson physical therapy provider, a COVID contact tracing team, a rural community food bank, a Tucson architecture firm, a Sacramento design and construction company, the UA Design Lab, and with branches of national companies including Honda and Penske. We’ve also had a student launch her own maker small business.
- Am I still restricted to fully remote internships or can I pursue an internship that involves in-person activities?
- Given Covid-19, fully remote internships remain the preferred type of internship as a remote internship is the least likely to be disrupted due to circumstances outside of our control. University policy allows for internships with in-person internship activities only when the internship meets certain safety conditions and your internship site supervisor is willing to complete and sign the University’s Assessment of Recommended Covid-19 Workplace Risk Management Protocols for Credit-bearing Experiential Learning Activities.
- What should I do when I have additional questions?
For Partner Agencies: Hosting an Intern