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7.3. How do I enroll in Internship credit through the Math Department?

Math/SDS Majors and MinorsRegistration and transcriptsHow do I enroll in Internship credit through the Math Department?

Math Department guidelines and instructions for internship enrollment:

Undergraduate students may enroll in internship credit through the Math Department (DATA/MATH 293, 393, or 493) subject to the following guidelines and policies:

For Math or SDS majors, up to 3 units of 493 internship (MATH 493 for Math majors; DATA 493 for SDS majors) may be used toward application course requirements. If a student wishes to complete additional internship credit, the enrollment can apply towards general elective credit.

  1. Requirements: Internships with significant mathematical (MATH) or statistical (DATA) content as determined by one of our designated internship coordinators may be considered for credit under the appropriate prefix. (For other internships, credit may be earned under the TLS prefix; details are available here.)
  2. Procedure: 
    1. After filling out the Math Department Internship Work Plan Form (fillable PDF - download here) and having page 4 completed by the internship site supervisor, student submits the Work Plan to mathcenter@math.arizona.edu.
    2. Math Center staff will route the form to designated internship instructors.
    3. If approved, Academic Office staff will add the appropriate internship course to the schedule, and then add the student to the course.
    4. The approval/enrollment process may take up to 2 weeks. Please plan ahead. 
  3. Deadlines: Students needing to be enrolled by the first day of classes for financial aid purposes will need to submit their completed Internship Work Plan at least 2 weeks before the start of term. Internship units will generally not be added after the deadline to drop with a W.
  1. Students are responsible for securing their own internship offer. Handshake is a recommended resource. 
  2. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the request for credit has been submitted (with all appropriate signatures), approved, and that they have been enrolled in the correct course/units.
  3. It is also the responsibility of the student to ensure that the internship instructor receives the final product in consultation with the internship instructor, but no later than the last day of exams for the term.
  4. For unpaid internships, students should be aware of the U.S. Department of Labor’s seven factor primary beneficiary test related to unpaid internships. The guidelines updated as of January 2018 are available at: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm 
  5. For internships abroad, students should contact the consulate of the host country regarding applicable employment law and visa requirements. 
  6. International students may be required to apply for and receive work authorization approval from International Student Services (ISS) before participating in an internship. More information can be found on the ISS website under F-1 Student Employment or J-1 Academic Training pages at https://global.arizona.edu/iss 

Paid internships: Employers are expected to follow all relevant federal, state, and local employment laws when students are hired as employees for paid internships. 

Students are expected to understand and comply with the university guidelines and policies for internship enrollment at https://registrar.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/internship_policies-guidelines_5-6-19.pdf 

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