Internship for Academic Credit
Not only does an internship look good on your resume, but you can get academic credit for doing one! It is a chance to apply academic knowledge and learned skills to an actual work environment. This kind of experiential learning is a key component to a well-rounded education.
What Do I Need to Do?
- Have at least a 2.5 GPA and a minimum of 28 completed credits.
- Get an internship related to your major.
- Fill out a Cooperative Education Agreement Form and turn it into the Registrar.
Deadline to obtain an internship for academic credit is the last day to add a class for the semester. You need to register and pay for it just like you are taking a class. This includes summer, even if you are not taking any other courses.
How Many Credits Will I Earn?
The amount of credit for each course is determined by faculty. For a summer internship, 10 hours of work per week is required per semester credit. Otherwise, 5 hours per week is required (i.e. during the fall or spring semesters).
Students may receive a maximum of 4 credits in a semester (or summer). However, no more than 8 credits may be earned through internships.
What Are the Details?
Internship credits are earned under the 492 course number. (This applies to all departments.) In order to count for credit, an internship must have educational benefit and be a genuine work experience. You will work with a faculty advisor, an on-site supervisor, and the Career Center. The course grade is Pass/No Credit only, and is based on job performance and evidence of learning.
Forms and Program Requirements
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