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Registering for Internship Credit

1. Attend a MANDATORY, one-hour Legal and Professional Issues Session the semester before you plan to

intern.

2. Find a Faculty Moderator in the department where you plan to earn internship credits.

  • The faculty moderator is typically a professor from whom you've taken a class or with whom you've developed a relationship.

3. Academic interns must determine the number of internship credits you intend to earn.

a.  To calculate the minimum hours you’ll need to spend on-site, please use the following formulas based on hours required per credit:

    • Fall/Spring minimum hours per qeek (i.e. 16 weeks/160 hours total = 10 hours/week)
    • Summer minimum hours per week (i.e. 12 weeks/160 hours total = 13 hours/week)

# Credits

Req. Hrs.

Fall/Spring (16 Weeks)

Summer (12 Weeks)

1-4

160

10

13

5

200

13

17

6

240

15

20

7

280

18

23

8

320

20

27

9

360

23

30

10

400

25

33

11

440

28

37

12

480

30

40

13

520

33

 

14

560

35

15

600

38

16

640

40

 

4. When registering for classes during typical registration periods, those planning to register for internship credits must be sure to register for the "Internship placeholder" based on the semester information below:

a. Fall: DNA 397 O1A, CRN #11192

b. Spring: DNA 397 01A, CRN #12799

c. Also enter the accurate amount of credits you hope to earn.

5. Meet with your faculty moderator to discuss the Learning Contract (including learning goals and means of evaluation for the internship experience).

6. Start drafting a Learning Contract using the online Learning Contract system.

7. After your Learning Contract has been reviewed and approved by your faculty moderator, site supervisor, Department Chair (if applicable), Internship Program, and Laura Hammond, Assistant Director of ELCE, the final contract will be sent to the Registrar's Office for official registration.

i.Please note that the faculty moderator, site supervisor, Department Chair (if applicable), and yourself will receive a copy of this email message.

ii.Once you receive this message, you are able to count hours towards your internship credit requirement guidelines (see #5.a. above). For this reason, it is especially important you submit the learning contract ASAP and in advance of the intended start date at the internship site!

 

Important Notice: You MUST be officially registered before you can begin your internship for-credit. Internship credits cannot be earned retroactively, thus students are not allowed to register for credit after completing an internship experience. You are not able to count hours towards your internship until the completed contract has been received by the ELCE Office.

Read through more in-depth internship registration steps.

 

Registering for an Internship