Officially, an academic internship is “a form of experiential education that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.”
No! Any student, in any major is able to complete an academic internship.
Yes, you need to have a confirmed internship before you register. You will need to supply the name and contact information for your site supervisor on the registration form.
If you’re stuck and can’t find a site, XPD can help!
The instructor or teacher for academic internships is called the faculty moderator. The professor you work with is typically someone teaching in your major. If you’re not sure who to work with, contact your department chair.
GBUS majors will be assigned a faculty moderator!
Maybe! You can register after the deadline if you have an internship and can find a faculty moderator who’s willing to work with you.
It depends! For the EX designation you only need 1-credit. For certain majors, a certain number of credits are required. Check in with your faculty advisor to see how many credits you might need for your major.
You can work more hours than the number of credit you register for. Think about credits in terms of what you need – for your major, for EX, for graduate school – then decide. You can always work more hours than the minimum that’s noted per credit.
They fulfill the EX (Experiential Learning) attribute.
Depending upon what kind of internships you are interested in, there maybe funding available through campus programs like the Summer Leadership Fellows. Other funding sources could be service organizations (e.g., Rotary or local Chambers of Commerce) or scholarships offered through professional organizations.
Yes! Study Abroad programs like the London program have an embedded internship! You can talk to staff in the Center for Global Education to explore other programs that include internships.