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Career Connections

For-Credit Internships

For-credit internships are available to juniors and seniors who wish to pursue an opportunity linked to their areas of study. Internships are supervised by a Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist who helps facilitate learning and self-reflection. Learn more about the guidelines and process for obtaining a for-credit internship below. 

Policies

Read the complete For-Credit Internship Guidelines hereHighlights include:

  • For-credit Internships are open to juniors and seniors; international students must receive employment authorization (contact Ashley Sinclair, Director/ Global Engagement Office, for more information)
  • Before the Career Advancement Center will approve an internship for credit, students must be approved by the Dean of Students, their Faculty Academic Advisor, and their Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist. Additionally, international students need approval from the Director/ Global Engagement Office and students admitted to the In The Loop Program require approval from the Director of the In The Loop Program.
  • Internship must be aligned with area of study.
  • The bulk of the internship work must take place at the site.
  • A student will not normally receive more than three internship credits total; a maximum of two credits will be awarded for each internship. Students in the “In the Loop” Program may earn a fourth credit of internship during that program. 
  • 1 credit = approximately 150 hours of on the job experience.
  • Commission based internships will not be approved.

Interested? Take these steps:

  1. Review the complete For-Credit Internship Guidelines.
  2. Complete the For-Credit Internship Interest SurveyYou will be assigned to a Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist who will help you with your internship search. 
  3. Meet with your Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist (see list on right) to discuss the for-credit internship approval process, including important guidelines, deadlines, and required application. Note that students must be approved by the Dean of Students, their Faculty Academic Advisor, and their Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist before the Career Advancement Center will approve an internship for credit. Additionally, international students need approval from the Director/ Global Engagement Office and students admitted to the In The Loop Program require approval from the Director of the In the Loop Program.
  4. Connect with your Faculty Academic Advisor to ensure that a for-credit internship will fit within your academic plan.
  5. Work with your Career Advisor to identify resources and methods to help you secure an internship. Your Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist can also share organizations who have hosted for-credit interns in the past.
  6. Complete and submit the required For-Credit Internship Application, once you have secured an internship. You must contact your Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist to receive access to the application. All relevant parties listed above (#3) must review and approve the application prior to the internship being registered for credit. The Career Advancement Center will request these approvals. Applications must be submitted pursuant to the applicable deadlines (see below). 

Deadlines

Deadlines to obtain an internship and submit the for-credit internship application:

Fall/Spring: Students should work with their Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist to complete and submit their for-credit internship application at least one week prior to the add/drop date for classes to allow time for approvals.

Summer: The preferred registration deadline for summer internships is the first day of the first summer session.  All requirements and hours must be completed by July 31, unless the student receives special permission from their Faculty Internship Supervisor or Internship Specialist and the Director of the Career Advancement Center to finish after this date. Learn more about summer internships on the Summer Internships page.

Non-Credit Internships

Students who are not yet eligible for a for-credit internship, have used all available internship credits, or wish to obtain an internship that does not meet for credit internship guidelines may choose to pursue a non-credit internship. Some internships are only available for credit through Faculty Internship Supervisors or Internship Specialists; in these cases, students will work with their Career Advisor to search for non-credit internships, if available.