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How can I apply for credit for my internship? Do I approve my internship with the university before or after I've applied for the position? What paperwork is involved?

  • The university won't authorize you to add the internship class, COMM. 498R, until you've been formally offered the job by the organization you're interning with. Of course, many students want to ensure they'll receive credit prior to applying for a job. If that's the case, please check the job description against the Requirements section for guidance.
  • To begin the process of applying for credit, complete fill the university's internship application form. (If you need help with the form, please contact the Internship Office at 208.496.9827 or Please be thorough and accurate in filling out the details; this will save you from having to revisit the form later.

    1. Go to
    2. Click on the blue tile titled "Internship Approval — BETA."
    3. Log in using your Net ID and password.
    4. Click on "Internship," found on the upper navigation bar.
    5. Select "View Internship."
    6. Select "Create an Internship Request."
    7. Fill out all the required information and then click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.
    8. Your internship-approval form will then be sent to Sister Melissa Bair for review and approval.
    9. You may return to the link above to follow the progress of your internship approval and registration.

      If you encounter technical problems or errors while using the system, please report them to the Help Desk at 208-496-9000  or
  • The Academic Discovery Center, representatives from the College of Business and Communication, and Sister Bair will each in succession approve the application. If any of the parties have questions or need clarification, they will contact you directly. Otherwise, please wait for an email from the Academic Discovery Center notifying you that you can add COMM. 498R. If you are on-track, you may add the course directly; if you are off-track, Student Records and Registration may have to add it for you.
    Depending on whether or not your employer has hosted BYU-Idaho interns before, the Academic Discovery Center may contact you about having your employer create a "master agreement," a contract made by the employer, the student and  BYU-Idaho. It is your responsibility to ensure this happens quickly.
  • The entire class will be conducted through I-Learn. You'll find a syllabus on I-Learn outlining course policies and procedures. Deadlines on assignments are strictly enforced.
  • If you encounter any changes to your internship—including information relating to start or end dates, schedule or compensation—please report them to both Sister Bair and the internship office immediately.
  • The approval process can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the number of students applying for internships and how quickly you respond to instruction you receive from Sister Bair and the internship office. Nontraditional internships—including those that are remote, on campus, outside of the United States, or entrepreneurial in nature—may require additional paperwork and approval and therefore, time. Please be patient and considerate of those who are helping approve your internship. Impatience, entitlement and rudeness will not be tolerated and could result in a deduction in your COMM. 498R grade.

Important Contacts

Phone Number
Email Address
Academic Discovery Center: Career Services
MC 129
Academic Discovery Center: Internship Office

MC 129
Sister Melissa Bair, Communication Department Internship Coordinator
Krk 110
20 percent receive higher wages as a result of previous internship experience. —InternMatch

Communication Department Academic Internship Coordinator

Melissa Bair - Office: Krk 110 - Phone: 208-496-3689