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