The first step is going to be downloading the Internship Student Guide and Approval Form from Career Services. The internship form will tell you a lot more about what an internship is, and what the expectations are for completing an internship. Most importantly, the form lays out the process you need to complete to get your internship.
Then write your internship proposal. Explain where you will be interning and what your duties will be. The department insists that your internship work be substantive. We don't want you out there just getting coffee or filing papers. We want you engaged in the real work of the organization, and involved in projects of your own.
In addition, we would like for your internship to be an intellectual as well as a professional experience. Therefore, your final grade for the internship will have three components. First, you are required to take weekly notes on what you have been learning. Second, you are expected to write an 8-12 page research paper about how your work over the semester links to the ideas we have discussed in your other classes at Carroll. Finally, your grade also depends on an evaluation of your site supervisor and the internship coordinator. So, you not only have to learn a lot from your internship, you also have to work hard and do your work well!