Can I get academic credit for my internship?

Yes! Students of all majors are eligible to enroll for 1-3 credit hours for their internship experience. Students may also elect to receive a zero credit transcript notation for their experience. The internship courses are designed to promote individual career development and self-awareness by integrating classroom learning with practical work experience.

What are the eligibility requirements for academic internships?

  • Must be at least sophomore status with a minimum 2.2 GPA
  • Must be able to acquire 135 work hours from the time of registration until the end of the semester in which you will be receiving credit.

Important things to note:

  • No retroactive credit will be given.
  • You MUST submit materials 5 business days before the add/drop deadline.
  • You MUST register prior to the add/drop deadline for the semester in which you will be completing an internship. Please view the academic calendar for specific dates.
  • If completing an internship during the summer, you may either take it for summer term credit and pay per credit hour or you may do a 0 credit transcript notion (at no cost).
  • Not all internships will qualify for CE course credit. Please see the Internship Coordinator to verify eligibility.
  • All courses are Pass/Fail. One-three credit courses count as general elective credits.
  • Students may complete a maximum of four Career Education credits in total, with a maximum of three for internships.

What is required of me for each option of the academic internship?

  • 1 credit option: Job Description, Learning Agreement, Learning Objectives, Performance Evaluation, Online Reflection through CANVAS,1 Informational Interview, Updated Resume, Log of Hours, Return Interview.
  • 2 credit option: Job Description, Learning Agreement, Learning Objectives, Performance Evaluation, Online Reflection through CANVAS, 2 Informational Interviews, Updated Resume, Log of Hours, Return Interview.
  • 3 credit option: Job Description, Learning Agreement, Learning Objectives, Performance Evaluation, Online Reflection through CANVAS, 2 Informational Interviews, 8 page Reflection Paper, Updated Resume, Log of Hours, Return Interview.
  • 0 credit option:  Learning Agreement, Job Description, Learning Objectives, Updated Resume, Performance Evaluation, Log of Hours, Return Interview.

How do I register for an academic internship?

Is there any funding available for unpaid internships?