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How to Apply for Internship Credit

​​​​​​​​​​​Academic credit is earned when a student interns in an organization while taking an online internship course concurrently.

  • Step 1: Request access and participate in the Online Internship Orientation Session.
  • Step 2: Obtain an unofficial transcript through Campus Connect per the Transcript Retrieval Procedure.pdf instructions.
  • Step 3: Complete and submit a brief online form that will tell us about you and your internship. Note: You must have a firm offer in order to complete the form. You will need the name of your supervisor, their contact information, and details about your internship. These must include approximate hours, start date, and duties.

Enrollment Deadlines

Quarter you plan to enroll in a CMN internship course

Spring Quarter 2020

Summer Quarter 2020

Submit Internship Proposal

March 30
​June 15
Complete the Internship Orientation

April 1
​June 17

Internship Position Standards 

To count for credit through the Communication Internship Program, a position must carry significant responsibilities in the student's field of study. The position must also involve substantial interaction with professional staff and/or supervisory personnel who can provide guidance and mentoring. Additionally, an internship:

  • must be a significant position which gives the student an opportunity to explore career development issues and interests.
  • must run for at least 10 weeks, or the full quarter that the student intends to use the internship for academic credit.
  • must include a minimum of 10 hours per week at the internship site. If the internship is unpaid, the maximum number of work hours should not exceed 20 per week; if the internship is paid, the maximum number of work hours is determined by mutual agreement between the supervisor and intern.
  • must include at least two learning objectives/responsibilities that provide experience in the student’s major.
  • should not entail more than 25% clerical work.
  • must not be performed in an employer's private home.

Authorization for International Students

If you have an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status, you must first obtain the necessary authorization to engage in off-campus employment from International Student and Scholar Services (ISS). If you have any questions regarding employment authorization, contact ISS.