Internships are a great way to gain work experience in your field of interest before you graduate.
Many internships are non-credited, non-academic experiences, intended to allow you to apply the knowledge you have gained during your academic experience. Some internships allow you to earn academic credit. For these, you must work closely with a professor who directs an academic component of the internship that has been agreed upon and planned in advance of the experience.
As a Linguistics major, you could arrange to register for LING 620, Applied Experience, if you would like to receive academic credit for your internship, and it is related to your major. Your first step would be to identify an internship of interest to you through Career Services. You would then ask a Linguistics faculty member if he or she would be your faculty sponsor. Your sponsor would work with you to develop an academic component to your internship, which typically includes reading and writing assignments, including a final project, and regular meetings with your sponsor. This is a credit/fail course worth 1-4 credits. Registration for the course follows normal Registrar’s Office deadlines
The Undergraduate Advising and Career Center uses an online service, Wildcat Careers, to post all internship opportunities that it receives.