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 your faculty internship coordinator.
- 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.
- Students may only complete one internship course per semester.
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, in the semester that you are registering for the internship course 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 MAY NOT START YOUR INTERNSHIP UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR CPT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE. STARTING EMPLOYMENT BEFORE RECEIVING YOUR CPT IS ILLEGAL, AND YOU WILL BE SENT HOME.
- You must submit a job offer letter on the company letterhead that includes:
- Official Company Letterhead
- Job Title
- Job Description
- Hours Per Week
- Start and End Date
- Employer Signature
- How the student will be receiving training from the employer