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Policies and Guidelines

Note: This page is not intended to outline all internship policies and guidelines, but serves as a general source of information. For further information, please visit with your faculty internship coordinator. 

Instructions for International Internships

Instructions for Entrepreneurial Internships

Instructions for On-campus Internships  

Instructions for Healthcare Facility Internships 

General Guidelines

Internship Courses

  • Internship courses are registered for academic credit and will receive a letter grade (not pass/fail).
  • Internship courses require assignments to be submitted that will determine your grade for the course.  The course syllabus will be available on I-Learn once you are registered, or can be obtained from your internship faculty coordinator.
  • To receive credit for an internship students must complete the  Internship Approval Process. This should be done before starting the internship if possible, or within the first few weeks of work.
  • Students must complete an end-of-experience evaluation for the University.  This is in addition to any evaluation or assignment given by your faculty internship coordinator.
  • Internship credit will be a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of six (6) credits. University policy states the maximum number of credits earned for internships may not be more than 5% of the 120-credit ceiling required for a bachelor’s degree or 6 credits. Actual credit earned for each internship will be determined by the Department Internship Coordinator. If a student completes more than one internship, the combined credits earned cannot exceed six (6). If you are going to exceed six (6) credits, you will need permission from the faculty internship coordinator or department chair.

Experiences Not Qualifying for Internship Credit

  • Door-to-door sales
  • Multi-level marketing positions
  • Call-center phone-based positions
  • Telecommuting, work-from-home, and internet research-based positions unless pre-approved by Internship & Career Services.

Length and Hour Requirements

  • Internships must be a minimum of 7 weeks, 10 hours per week, to be considered for academic credit.  However, each department has specific requirements for internship hours, which may be greater than the University minimums.  Please check with your department internship coordinator for complete details.
  • Students are encouraged to work full-time for the entire length of a semester if possible, to ensure they have the most valuable experience.
  • Major specific requirements can be found here.

International Student Requirements:

  • You will need to submit a current PDF degree audit to your application
  • You must submit a job offer letter on the company letterhead that includes:
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Students Name
    • Company Name
    • Job Title
    • Job description
    • How the student will be receiving training from the employer?
  • The student must upload screenshots of course catalog Program Learning Outcomes to show that the job is directly related to their major.