Career and Personal Development
Internship Program for Academic Credit
An internship provides students the opportunity to gain professional work experience prior to graduation, a necessity in today’s job market. Typically, a student works a minimum of 150 hours at the internship site to earn three academic credits. The student also attends an on-campus internship course during the semester in which the student interns. Internships may be paid or unpaid.
To attain academic credit for an internship, you MUST do the following:
Attend a Pre-Internship Workshop one semester prior to your planned internship. The workshop, along with the completion of the internship forms that you will receive, is a prerequisite for registration for an internship course. For dates, times and locations of workshops click here
After you secure your internship, complete the electronic form (the link will be emailed to you after you attend a workshop).
Have your internship supervisor complete the Site Agreement form that will be emailed to you. This form must be returned to our office in Bachmann 100.
When the forms are complete, your prerequisite will be satisfied and you will be able to register for the appropriate internship course.
You must enroll in an internship course that will run concurrently with your internship.
Contact the following staff members in the Career and Personal Development Office for internship assistance:
Division of Business & Information Management and Communication & Digital Media: Mary McCaffrey via email or 610-558-5537
Division of Arts & Sciences (excluding Communication & Digital Media): Rachael Schafer via email or 610-358-4503