LIBA Internship Courses

Many fields of study within LMU’s schools and colleges include a for-credit internship as part of the academic curriculum. Students should consult their academic advisors to determine what internship course best fits with their academic plans. If available, students are highly encouraged to enroll in a for-credit internship course through their academic department, school, or college.

Students who are not able to enroll in an academic course through their school or college, but who still wish to attach their internship to a class, can do so by enrolling in a 0- to 3-credit LIBA course offered through Career and Professional Development. Students enrolled in a LIBA course must complete a minimum of 60 internship hours during the course of the semester in which they are enrolled.

Step By Step

  1. Secure an internship;
  2. Enroll in an internship course;
  3. Await instruction from your internship course instructor;
  4. Complete an Online Internship Agreement if requested by course instructor

Course Options

  • Enroll in a course through your academic program;
  • If no course in your major department is available, enroll in a LIBA course (listed below)
  • Enroll in courses via Prowl by the registration deadline; if enrolling after the deadline, complete the General Petition‌‌ (PDF) in hard copy and seek approval from the course instructor via signature

LIBA Course Descriptions

To learn which LIBA courses are being offered currently and in the future, please consult the Schedule of Classes updated by the Office of the Registrar.

LIBA 2051: 1-Credit Course (Freshmen and Sophomores)
Available Fall and Spring

Engage in a mentoring/training type relationship with an employer in a career field of interest. Internships are established through Career and Professional Development to aid in career decision-making, to make contacts with employers, and to evaluate employment opportunities firsthand. Tuition and Fees

LIBA 3000: 0-Credit Course
Available Fall, Spring, and Summer Session 1 (May 15 - June 23) & 2 (June 26 - August 4)

This course provides a supervised internship either on or off campus. The course can be a good option for students who have a full credit load but need to provide proof of an academic internship to an employer. There is no cost associated with this 0-credit course.

As of May 31, 2017, LIBA3000 Summer Session I is no longer accepting new students. Enrollment for Summer Session II is open in PROWL from June 1 through June 30.

LIBA 3051: 1-Credit Course (Juniors and Seniors)
Available Fall, Spring, and Summer Session 1

Engage in a mentoring/training type relationship with an employer in a career field of interest. Internships are established through Career and Professional Development to aid in career decision-making, to make contacts with employers, and to evaluate employment opportunities firsthand. Tuition and Fees

As of May 31, 2017, new students can only enroll in LIBA3051 through a General Petition Form. This course will no longer accept new students after June 30.

Students should be aware of deadlines when returning completed paperwork. Please contact Career and Professional Development (CPD) with any questions.

Summer Housing

  • LMU Housing requires that students wishing to secure on-campus summer housing be enrolled in a course;
  • LIBA and other internship courses fulfill this requirement, so if a summer intern is taking no other classes, that intern must at least be enrolled in a LIBA or other internship course if they want to stay in on-campus housing;
  • LMU Housing is using course enrollment (not the Online Internship Agreement) to verify if a student is eligible for Summer Housing

Questions?

Please contact Career and Professional Development via email or by phone at 310.338.2871.