1. How do I get my internship approved for academic credit?

This depends on your major and the internship that you are seeking. Schedule an appointment OR stop in for Tuesday internship drop-in hours from 2-4:00pm. 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?

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?

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?

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?

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 to have their internship request recorded in SEVIS.
  2. An internship must either be for a class credit OR an integral part of an established curriculum AND must be related to the student's major field of study.

6. What is the duration of internships for academic credit?

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?

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