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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.

Earning Academic Credit for an Internship

To earn credit for an internship, a student must do the following prior to the beginning of the internship:

  1. 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.
  2. Find a faculty member willing to supervise the extra project work proposed in addition to the internship itself.
  3. Identify the nature and scope of the project to be completed. This is to be done through conference with the supervising faculty member.
  4. Complete
    (a) the Internship Program Student Application Form
    (b) the Internship Program Memorandum of Agreement.
    Download the Forms
  5. Submit Form. Once the Form and Agreement are satisfactorily completed, they should be submitted to Allison Harmon in 304 Mumford. She will then share the CRN for your participating faculty member with you. 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).
    [Note: ACE 293 and ACE 294 are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.]