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Criteria for Academic Credit

Organized internships designed to further the student's knowledge of the field in a professional setting generally qualify for academic credit as long as they satisfy the following criteria:
  • Students are given the responsibilities of an entry-level employee

  • Students are provided with a dedicated work space in an office setting

  • The internship lasts a minimum of twelve weeks as the students benefit from experiencing the work flow through an organization over several months

  • The internship is guided by the Learning Contract

  • The experience provider serves as an instructor to the student helping them understand not only the specific tasks of the job, but the field, organizational culture, priorities and goals of the company and professional development