Internship, Senior Thesis, Senior Project, and International Study Information

Most of the majors offered by Huxley College require students to complete 10-15 credits of Internship, Senior Thesis, Senior Project or International Study. Huxley College now requires that all Internship, Senior Thesis, Senior Project and International Study Reports be submitted in a digital format. Some completed reports are available on the Huxley Internship Report server (requires a WWU Login).

IMPORTANT INFO ON INTERNSHIPS: You MUST be registered for internship credits (ENVS 498B or ESCI 498B) during the quarter in which ANY part of the internship is being performed, to include Summer Session.

  • Example: You perform internship during Summer Session and submit your report during Fall Quarter. You must be registered for internship credits during Summer and Fall Quarters.   

Useful Guides

Before you begin

  • Meet with your advisor to discuss possible ideas.
  • For internships
    • You may set one up on your own (with an agency you contact)
    • Use the internship notices from Career Services Center
  • Having decided upon an Internship, Project or Study, complete and sign a contract
  • Arrange for your Advisor (Senior Thesis/Senior Project/International Study) or Huxley Internship Advisor (Ed Weber/ES 545) to get an override code so you can register
    • You will need to have a signed Internship Contract to register for internship credits
    • After the override has has entered, you will still need to register as usual
    • Check out the registration hints (pdf)

Report Format and Style

The content of the report must meet the instructor’s standards as documented in the Contract and are not a matter of College Policy. The College does require the student meet the following format requirements:

  • Completed reports will need to be submitted as a .pdf file to the Instructor, complete with digital signature sheet. The signed signature sheet needs to be scanned and inserted into the Word document prior to converting to .pdf file (note: they no longer need to be signed by the Dean). See specific notes for:
  • Cover sheets
  • The report “Dates” refers to the dates when the Internship, Thesis or Report was completed (not when the report is submitted or credit is received). For work spanning multiple quarters/years, include the full range of dates).
  • Non-text addendums (e.g., examples of work or materials from the Internship) will need to be scanned for inclusion in the .pdf file

Timing

  • At minimum, submit first draft by third week of last quarter of study. Students must clarify the timeline for draft submission with the instructor and document that on the Senior Thesis/Internship Contract. Instructors need sufficient time to read and evaluate reports before the applicable grading deadline. In most cases, instructors require revisions and resubmission before grading.
  • If internship or thesis work occurs in the summer, this often delays graduation until Fall quarter. Faculty instructors are rarely available during summer to grade Internship or Senior Thesis Reports. Late submissions in spring quarter are problematic because many faculty leave campus for extended periods in summer quarter.
  • Students with incomplete work listed on their transcripts as K grades are responsible for making sure the Instructor submits the final grade(s). After the report is accepted as final by the instructor, students with K grades should notify the instructor of all quarters in which they have outstanding incomplete grades.