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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 Fall Quarter 2020 December Intersession 2020*
Submit Internship Proposal September 9
November 16
Complete the Internship Orientation September 11
November 16

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 that gives the student an opportunity to explore career development issues and interests.
  • Run for at least 10 weeks, or the full quarter that the student intends to use the internship for academic credit.
  • Include a minimum of 8 hours per week at the internship site. If the internship is unpaid, the maximum number of work hours should not exceed 20/week; if the internship is paid, the maximum number of work hours is determined by mutual agreement between the supervisor and intern.
  • Include at least two learning objectives/responsibilities that provide experience in the student’s major.
  • Not entail more than 25% clerical work.
  • Not be performed in an employer's private home.

*About December Intersession

​This course will be in session for 3 weeks, from November 30 thru December 18, 2020. It is only available to undergraduate students who meet the following requirements:

  • ​​​Must have an internship that meets the Internship Position Standards above
  • Must begin working on or before November 16, 2020
  • Must be able to work 80 hours by December 18, 2020
  • Submit your internship proposal (here​) by November 16​
  • Participate in an online Orientation session (here​) by Novem​ber 16

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.