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Earning Credit for Internships

​​​Can I work from home and still get credit?

You are not allowed to work from home if you want to earn academic credit toward the experiential learning requirement through CMN 394.   ​

Can I get credit for an internship over the summer?

Yes, all our courses are offered in the summer as well but the courses are 10 weeks long—not five ​

Can I get credit over December Intersession?

No. But if your internship continues through all of Winter Quarter, you can apply for Winter Quarter credit. ​

Can I get credit for an internship abroad or in another state?

Yes, you may take a fully online section provided the internship meets the program’s Internship Position Standards  ​

I took an internship last summer. How do I get credit for it?

You can’t. Credit is only granted for an internship that is taken at the same time as the internship course.    ​

Can I use my job as my internship for credit?

It depends. Please email Graciela Kenig at with the following information. Name of the company and how long you have worked there; your position description; whether or not the work you do is related to your major; and whether or not your supervisor will agree to consider the quarter’s work as an internship   ​

Can I be paid for my internship and still get credit?

Yes, you can have an internship that is paid and still receive credit for it.   ​​