How many hours do I have to work to get a credit?
Typically a valid internship will include 160 hours of service to receive one course credit. Faculty supervisors may also require additional work in order to award academic credit, such as a journal or final project.
Will a summer internship help my GPA?
No. Internships are graded credit/no credit only. They do not affect your GPA, but can earn a credit toward graduation or your major requirements.
What happened to that vacation block thing?
Most students will benefit from paying $400 to post the course to their transcript in the summer. If students desire, for this summer only, students can still choose to post a summer internship to a vacation block in the 2011-2012 or 2012-2013 academic year.
Can I start in May?
No, internships must start after Block 9 and be completed by August 15.
Can I get credit for an internship I’ve already done or just started?
No. Internship credit is not awarded retroactively.
Can I still do an internship during the year?
Sure. That is still included in your regular tuition cost, if you choose to use a block in this way.
Are there any prerequisites?
Students must have completed at least 8 course credits and find a faculty sponsor.
How much do they cost?
$400, or about $130 a credit hour. It’s a steal.
Can I add it to my bill?
No. Payment for the Summer Internship must be paid to Business Services prior to submitting the registration proposal to the Registrar’s Office.
Can I get Financial Aid?
Talk to the Financial Aid office.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the proposal form, get the required signatures, make your payment, and turn it in to the Registrar’s Office before the internship begins.