Internships for credit are individualized, supervised, new experiences in a work or volunteer setting which the University judges to be worthy of academic credit. Opportunities in your major are posted by Career Services around campus, and are accessible on the Career Services Home page. You may also set up your own internship. Internships are not required, but provide practical learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. Companies will sometimes offer interns full-time positions following graduation.
- Junior/Seniors in good standing are qualified. Internships should occur after significant major course work has been completed.
- Local, regional or national internships are acceptable.
- Internships may be taken in the fall, spring, intersession or summer semester. Students must be registered for the internship during the term that he/she is actually interning.
- The internship needs to be structured so that the student, faculty member and on-site supervisor know exactly what is expected of each so that it is an educational experience. A minimum of 120 hours is required.
- Internships credit may be for a major or free elective course.