To be eligible for a Film Department internship you must be enrolled at UCF as:
Internships can earn 1,2, or 3 credits at a minimum of 45 hours per credit (e.g., 135 hours TOTAL for 3 credits over one semester).
For example, qualifying for 3 credits means working at your internship roughly 10 hours per week during the regular semester or Summer C, and 23 hours per week during Summer A or Summer B. Two credits would be 5 hours per week, 1 credit would be 3 hours per week. There is flexibility in the hours per week as long as you earn 45 hours per credit.
Some employers may require more hours to meet their criteria. That must be negotiated between you and the employer.
Internships run from the first week of classes through the last day of exams. You must register for internships through the Internship Coordinator before Add/Drop to avoid a late fee.
Exceptions on the time frames of internships can be made at the discretion of the Internship Co-ordinator and the Film department chair.
Tips for finding an internship
Fill this out online as soon as you have arranged for an internship.
Print out a copy of this document and ask your internship employer at the company to complete and sign it.
Make an appointment to review the Employer-Student Agreement and fill out a registration form. This must be done in person, not online.
Complete this online during the last week of your internship/semester.
Ask your internship employer to fill this out online during the last week of your internship/the semester. You can't get your grade until this is done.
After you have completed the end of semester paperwork, make an appointment to meet with Lisa Cook no later than the last day of classes for your debriefing interview. You can't get your grade or credit for the internship until this is done.
An Independent Study (IS) course is a specialized course developed together by a student and faculty member with experience in the subject. It allows the student to study a subject that is not available as a regular class and obtain credit for it. If you are interested in pursuing an IS, please follow the steps below:
Check your degree audit to make sure you have electives available (Independent Studies can only be used as elective credit. You can use between 1 to 6 credits of IS for your electives.)
Identify a faculty member with whom you can work on an IS course with and be your faculty advisor
Develop an IS project course plan with that faculty advisor
Complete an Undergraduate Registration Agreement Form; acquire faculty advisor and Film Dept Chair signatures and then turn into CAHSA, Colbourn Hall, Room 202
Please note: Standard university fees per credit hour apply to all Independent Studies.