University of Iowa


Form Deadline:

This form is due by the fifth day of class each semester.

Apply what you’ve learned in class through an HONR:3160 Honors Internship. Honors students collaborate with an Iowa faculty member to identify internship responsibilities, schedule time commitment, develop an academic component to the experience, and structure grading criteria. The academic component will promote critical engagement and may include relevant readings, a statistical analysis, or an independent research project. Contact Andrew Willard if your internship is not supervised by a University of Iowa faculty member to determine eligibility for honors credit.

To Enroll:

  1. Meet with your instructor and negotiate the terms of your internship.
  2. Fill out the web form below and click submit.
  3. Your form will be emailed to you. Print this email, sign it, and have your instructor sign it.
  4. Register for HONR:3160 by selecting your instructor's name from the drop-down list in MyUI.
  5. Turn your signed form in to 420 Blank Honors Center by the deadline above. You may consider your submission accepted unless we contact you.

Important Information:

  • Grading: A-F (honors credit will not be awarded if a non-passing grade is received)
  • Your instructor certifies satisfactory completion of your plan of study by submitting a grade for your work.
  • If your instructor's name does not appear in the instructor list, email with their name and department to have them added to the list.
  • Registered students are expected to commit three hours per week to the experience for each credit hour earned.
  • If you have not received permission from the instructor to add this section, your enrollment may be administratively dropped.

Contact the Honors Experiential Learning Director with questions.

Example: Fall 2018
First name and last name only. Please refrain from using Dr., Professor, etc.
Provide the business/organization name and/or a contact person who can answer questions about the nature of your internship.
Provide the address of where your internship will take place.
Provide a phone number for the business/organization, and/or a contact person.
Provide an email address for the business/organization, and/or a contact person.
Describe your internship, including specific places where you will work, the specific work (including amount) you will be doing, and the grading criteria to be used by your instructor. Explain the kind of work you will be doing for academic credit (e.g., a series of monthly updates that include reflection on the internship experience), the expected outcome (e.g., 15–25 page paper in which you reflect on the overall internship experience, web site, PowerPoint presentation, etc.) and timeline for internship completion.