LARC/PLSC389: Internship

Students: PLSC389 is offered in the Fall semester and taught by Dr. Mark Carroll. Landscape Architecture students enroll in LARC389. You must make sure to get approval of your internship through Dr. Mark Carroll. We want to make sure you get the best experience out of your internship. Deadline to sign up for the course is: June 25, 2021. If you have questions please email Dr. Mark Carroll (mcarroll@umd.edu) directly.

Signing up for the course:

About

Course Objectives:

  1. To become informed about internship learning experiences.

  2. To learn about career opportunities.

  3. To become familiar with the university career counseling services.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will develop technical and knowledge-based skills in the required areas of study.

  • Students will use technical and basic learned knowledge to collaborate, solve problems and then articulate conclusions.

  • Students shall develop effective communication skills and demonstrate the ability to present ideas with clarity to an appropriate audience.

  • Students will connect and build relationships with external groups in the appropriate fields of study.

Course Requirements

  1. Completion of a ten-twelve week internship, which meets PSLA criteria.

  2. Submittal of the internship supervisor's evaluation.

  3. Submittal of an internship journal documenting the internship responsibilities, learning experiences and mentorship. An evaluation of the overall internship experience should also be included.

  4. Class presentation.

  5. Submittal of weekly internship presentation summaries.

Getting Permission

  1. Email Dr. Mark Carroll (mcarroll@umd.edu) with a brief (ie., 1 to 2 paragraph) description of your proposed internship. The description should focus on your expected internship responsibilities and what you expect to get out of your internship experience.

  2. Before starting your internship, have your supervisor complete and send directly to Dr. Carroll the Internship offer form (i.e. first two pages of the linked form: Internship Offer Form).

  3. Once your internship is approved by Dr. Carroll you will receive a document outlining the requirements for the Internship Journal. Journal entries need to be made while you are doing your internship, with completed portions of Journal due for review by Dr. Carroll on the second Monday of the month in July and August (ie., July 12 and August 9 in 2021/dates subject to change).

  4. Dr. Mark Carroll will email Diana Cortez (dcortez@umd.edu) once he has approved your request. You must email Diana your UID # so she may lift the block.