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  1. How do I get my internship approved for academic credit?
  2. Do students still have to come through the Office of Career Services if they don’t want to earn academic credit for their internship?
  3. How many hours do I need to work at my internship to earn academic credit?
  4. What is the cost per credit hour for an approved internship for academic credit?
  5. How does the internship process differ for international and domestic students?
  6. What is the duration of internships for academic credit?
  7. Can I receive academic credit for a paid internship?
  8. How can I find internships that are approved for my major?

1. How do I get my internship approved for academic credit? | Back to top.

This depends on your major and the internship that you are seeking. Schedule an appointment OR stop in for drop-in hours with the assistant director of internships. Contact Career Cervices for more details.

2. Do students still have to come through the Office of Career Services if they don’t want to earn academic credit for their internship? | Back to top.

No. You do not have to complete any paperwork for a non-credit internship. However, we would be happy to assist you with your application materials (resume/cover letter) and interview strategies.

3. How many hours do I need to work at my internship to earn academic credit? | Back to top.

This varies a bit between departments across campus, but a good rule of thumb is about five hours a week = one credit. Refer to your faculty internship coordinator for information specific to your major. Learn more about academic credit for internships.

4. What is the cost per credit hour for an approved internship for academic credit? | Back to top.

Refer to financial aid for an official cost. The average is around $550 per credit hour.

5. How does the internship process differ for international and domestic students? | Back to top.

Overall the process is the same. There are only two main differences.

  1. International students will need to contact the International Programs Office to inquire about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligibility and complete the necessary paperwork.
  2. International students MUST earn academic credit for their internships.

6. What is the duration of internships for academic credit? | Back to top.

This varies a bit between departments, but on average the summer internships are 12 weeks and the fall/spring internships are 14 weeks. 

7. Can I receive academic credit for a paid internship? | Back to top.

Yes. You can concurrently earn academic credit and get paid for your internship.

8. How can I find internships that are approved for my major? | Back to top.

All internships on HIRE-UT have been pre-approved for academic credit. Select “Advanced Search,” and then select your major under “approved for academic credit for majors in” in the search field. If you find an internship outside of HIRE-UT, meet with the assistant director of internships to learn how to get your internship approved for credit.