Experiential learning experiences such as an internship allows students to gain hands on industry experience, knowledge, and networking in their perspective field.  Students can participate in Internships for Academic Credit, or Non-Credit bearing Internship for Professional Experience.

Internship for Academic Credit

  • Schedule an Internship Information Session with Career Services.  (Career Services will provide the official internship document, or you can access the form on the DOME).
  • Verify eligibility and plan for participation with your Academic Advisor
  • Internship for credit can be paid or unpaid.  All internships must meet the criteria articulated in the Fair Labor Act.
  • Students must complete 135 hours in order to earn 3 credits.
  • Students completing 270 hours can earn up to 6 credits (subject to approval).
  • Students must be registered for the Internship prior to the start of the term in which they will be participating.  Hours worked prior to the start of the term they are registered will not count toward earning credit.

Internship for Professional Experience (non-credit)

  • Schedule an Internship Information Session with Career Services.  (Career Services will provide the official internship document, or you can access the form on the DOME).
  • Students with current enrollment status are eligible to participate in an Internship for Professional Experience at any time of the year.
  • Ensure company (sponsor) does not require academic credit to participate.
  • Professional Experience Internships can be paid or unpaid. All internships must meet the criteria articulated in the Fair Labor Act

Why should I participate in an Internship for Professional Experience if I’m not receiving academic credit?

  • Gaining experience in your prospective field before you graduate is helpful especially in the transition to a full-time position upon graduation.
  • Some students have already met their elective requirements and do not need academic credit, but want to seek out experience.

To gather more information on credit vs non credit internships please contact Career Services.

Internship Resources

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