What is an internship?
An internship can be defined in many ways, but most have the following characteristics.
- Provides meaningful, career-related work that extends the student's learning beyond the classroom.
- Is carefully monitored by a site supervisor to ensure there is ongoing communication and learning takes place between the two parties.
- Involves "intentional learning" with specific goals and objectives that support the student's academic and career interests.
- Allows for sufficient time for the student to actively reflect on his/her experiences.
The setting may be a non-profit organization, a government office, or a private/public for profit business. The placement may be paid or unpaid,
and/or count for academic credit. These factors are determined by the employer and/or in collaboration with the student.
Internship - Academic Credit
It is possible to receive academic credit for your internship depending on your department. For more information on how to receive academic credit for your internship,
refer to your college listed below.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education
Spears Schools of Business
Don't see your college's internship page? Please contact your College Career Consultant