Internships for Credit
If you are interested in using an internship to satisfy your ELAW requirement only please click here
Internship for Credit Process
To earn 4-16 academic credits towards graduation please follow the steps below:
Verify Academic Eligibility
You must have completed 28 credits at the start of your internship. If you have earned 28-55 credits, your overall GPA must be at least 3.2. If you've earned 56 credits or more the GPA requirement is 2.5.
If you fail to meet these requirements you may submit an appeal to the Academic Policy Committee
Secure an Internship
We encourage you to use your network and personal resources to identify internship opportunities. However, we offer a list of local internships and databases to help you get started. We are also available, in person, to discuss options for finding an internship.
Find a Faculty Sponsor
The Faculty Sponsor will work with you throughout the internship. The Faculty Sponsor will:
- Generally be a member of the department in which you are seeking academic credit and/or have some familiarity with the field of the internship
- Assist you in completing the Learning Agreement
- Approve your academic project
- Assign a “Credit”/ “No Credit” grade at the conclusion of the internship
Review the Syllabus
Like any course, the syllabus includes important information on the internship requirements. This includes the topics for Reflective Essays, requirements for the academic project, instructions for writing learning objectives, evaluations and more.
Complete the Learning Agreement
The learning agreement is a contract between you, the internship site, your faculty sponsor and the Career Center. This agreement outlines the academic work and hands on experience you will gain throughout the internship. The learning agreement and all signatures must be received by the Career Center before you will be registered for academic credit.
Obtaining Online Signatures
Create your own unique Approval Key in the last section of the learning agreement and provide it to your faculty sponsor, site supervisor and the department chair. Each party will complete the online approval using your unique approval code. For more information, please see the Signatures page.
Registering for Internship Credit
Please submit your completed Learning Agreement to the Career Center via email, we will alert you when all approvals have been recorded. After the entire document has received final review and approval by the Career Center we will notify you and work with the registrar to register you for credit. Please allow approximately two weeks from the point you are notified for the credits to show in the portal.
Registering for CORE 350 (ELAW)
Please read this document in order to review the various ways to fulfill ELAW. If you are using the internship to satisfy the Experiencing the Liberal Arts in the World (ELAW) requirement of the Core Curriculum, you must submit an electronic form to the Office of Academic Services indicating enrollment in Section 02. If you are interested in using a summer experience to fulfill your ELAW requirement WITHOUT registering for internship credit, you will need to submit a petition (you will be directed to fill this petition automatically when selecting Section 08 on the form). Please see the Intern FAQ above for details and direct any questions to Academic Services.
- If you are only interested in satisfying the ELAW requirement, please refer to Core Curriculum.
- If you choose to complete an internship for academic credit during the summer you will be charged for the number of credits earned.
- A grade will be assigned as “credit” or “no credit”
- You may complete an internship for 4-16 credits based on the number of hours you complete during the internship. See the syllabus for more information