Many students obtain credit toward graduation for internships in political and community organizations such as American Civil Liberties Union, Board of Probation and Parole, community organizations, and public and private bureaucracies. A student may be able to obtain general credit toward graduation for such internships. Students should consult the undergraduate Bulletin and contact the Career Center for internship guidelines before they intern. Registration in an internship for credit shall be conditional on satisfactory completion of the (Learning Agreement Form) provided by the Career Center. University rules specify that internship credit cannot exceed 3 credit hours per semester and cannot count toward the major. Such credit is awarded through the Career Center as General Studies credit.
Students who want to obtain graded credit toward the major in conjunction with their internship must obtain a faculty sponsor for an independent study (Directed Research L32 413). The independent study project must be preapproved by the faculty sponsor, who is responsible for supervising and evaluating the independent research project. For more information on earning academic credit for internships, please see Sarah Winkler in Seigle 207.