Academic credit for an internship is earned for the academic work done over and above the actual internship. Such work must include a research project inspired by the internship or some other form of report(s) related to the internship experience. Credit for the internship may range from 1 to 4 hours; the number of hours is negotiated with the supervising faculty member. The credit earned should be commensurate with the student's academic work, not merely the length of time spent working at the internship. It is eligible for S/U credit only. May be repeated up to a maximum of 10 hours.
To earn credit for an internship, a student must do the following prior to the beginning of the internship (note: internship credit will not be retroactively granted):
- Secure an internship with a business, organization, university, or government agency. Some assistance for this may be found through the ACES Career Center. The ACES Career Center can be found in 115 ACES Library. (This Internship Credit Guidance document (pdf) also provides some guidance on locating an internship.)
- Find a faculty member willing to supervise the extra project work proposed in addition to the internship itself.
- Identify the nature and scope of the project to be completed. This is to be done through conference with the supervising faculty member.
- Complete the Internship Agreement for Academic Credit with your Faculty Supervisor.
- Submit Form. Once the Agreement for Academic Credit has been satisfactorily completed, you will then be sent the CRN to register for the internship course. This will allow you to register for either ACE 293 (if you have an off-campus internship), OR ACE 294 (if you have an on-campus internship).