Earning Academic Credit For Your Internship

Congratulations!

You have accepted an internship offer and are ready to apply to enroll in the internship course. 

Your internship experience must be approved by faculty prior to enrolling in the internship course. If approved, you will receive further details to enroll yourself in the course. 


ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE MAJOR CREDIT?

Major Credit

In order to receive major credit for your internship:

  • You must have at least junior standing (60+ credit hours)
  • Meet the course prerequisites
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be declared in the major for which credit is sought

Your internship experience must be approved for major credit by your faculty internship coordinator at the time of application.

General Elective Credit

General elective credit is available to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors through course BUS 20192 or BUS 40192.

Why apply for general elective credit?

  • You do not meet the qualifications for major credit, above
  • You only need elective credits to fulfill graduation requirements
  • Your internship experience was not approved for major credit, but may be considered for general elective credit

Academic Qualifications

To ensure you qualify academically for the internship, check the course catalog.
 

Internship Courses

  • Accounting:
    ACCT 43092
  • Business Management:
    MGMT 44192
  • General Business:
    BUS 40192
  • Computer Information Systems:
    CIS 44292
  • Economics:
    ECON 42292
  • Entrepreneurship:
    ENTR 47292
  • Finance:
    FIN 46192
  • Marketing:
    MKTG 45292
  • Human Resources:
    HRM 44492
  • Sales Certificate:
    MKTG 45192

Accounting Students

The Accounting Department has alternative due dates for applying for accounting academic credit. Deadlines to apply:

Fall Semester: Friday, August 15, 2021

Spring Semester: Friday, December 12, 2021

Summer Sessions: Tuesday, May 8, 2022 

Accounting or master's students are required to complete 300 experience hours.

View the Accounting Internship Program Requirements


International Students

International Students on an F-1 Student Visa must have work authorization to legally work in an internship in the United States. At the time of your offer, you must apply for course credit. Please use: STEPS TO APPLY below and then contact the International Programs Office to begin the CPT visa process. Deadlines to apply for internship credit:

Fall Semester: Friday, October 8, 2021

Spring Semester: Friday, February 25, 2022

Summer Sessions: Friday, July 8, 2022 

International students are required to complete 135 experience hours.


CIS & HR Majors & Sales Certificate

Computer Information Systems majors, Human Resources Management majors and sales certificate students are required to complete an internship for credit as part of the degree program. Deadlines to apply for internship credit:

Fall Semester: Friday, October 8, 2021

Spring Semester: Friday, February 25, 2022

Summer Sessions: Friday, July 8, 2022 

CIS and HR majors and Sales Certificate students are required to complete 135 experience hours.


All Other Majors

Students have the option to take the internship course as a replacement for one of your upper-level electives. Check below if you are eligible for major credit. Deadlines to apply for internship credit:

Fall Semester: Friday, October 8, 2021

Spring Semester: Friday, February 25, 2022

Summer Sessions: Friday, July 8, 2022 

Students are required to complete 135 experience hours.


DEADLINES TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIP CREDIT

  • Fall Semester 2021

    Internship experiences occurring during the fall semester are available to apply toward fall course credit only. Must apply by fall semester application deadline: Friday, October 8, 2021.
  • Spring Semester 2022

    Internship experiences occurring during the spring semester are available to apply toward spring course credit only. Must apply by spring semester application deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022.
  • Summer Semester 2022

    Internship experiences occurring during the summer semester are available to apply toward summer course credit or deferred to fall course credit. Must apply by the summer application deadline: Friday, July 8, 2022 for summer* or fall** credit. 

    *If you apply for summer course credit, you will be billed accordingly for summer credits.
    **If you defer credit to fall, you still must apply by the summer deadline.
  • Late Applications

    Applications received after the stated deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the academic department.

NOTE: Depending on the dates of your internship, you may need to submit your application earlier. Applications should be submitted before you begin working.

 


STEPS TO APPLY

Step 1

Download and Complete the Prospective Supervisor Form (.PDF)

Step 2

Download a Copy of Your GPS (.pdf)

Step 3

Apply for Internship Credit


INTERNSHIP APPLICATION APPROVAL PROCESS

  1. The Career Services Office will intake your application and send it to the appropriate academic department. If your application is incomplete it will be returned to you for completion before being sent to the academic department.
  2. Your academic department's faculty internship coordinator will review your application for approval. Your experience must meet the standards set by the department and you must academically qualify.
  3. You will receive an email within 5-7 business days with the department's decision. If approved, you will be given the course's CRN and a special override, and must self-enroll in the course.

FINAL EVALUATION

At the conclusion of your internship, your supervisor is expected to complete an evaluation of your performance. The Career Services Office will send the online evaluation to your supervisor via email three weeks prior to the end of the semester in which you are completing your internship (if you are completing a summer internship, the evaluation will be sent three weeks prior to the end date listed on your application for credit). You will also be notified via email at this time. The evaluation must be completed before the end of the semester in which you are receiving credit.


NOT EARNING ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP?

Securing an in internship is an impressive feat, and even if you are not earning credit, we still want to hear about your experience! 

Report your non-credit Internship