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Earning Credit for Internships

Yes. To receive academic credit for an internship, students must take the class during the quarter they are participating in the internship. Class assignments are designed for students to reflect on their experiences, think critically about the leadership and organization of your internship firm, and develop skills while interning. 

You may not work from home if you are taking CMN 394 to fulfill Experiential Learning credit, which requires students to engage in field-based settings (in this case, internship organizations). For students with prior internship experience, a home-based or virtual internship may be used for credit with CMN 395: Internship Practicum. Contact Michael Elias, Director of Internships, at melias@depaul.edu if you have additional questions about a virtual internship opportunity. 
Yes. All of our internship courses are offered in the summer, fully online, and run on a 10-week course schedule.
Yes, but you must work the required minimum of 100 hours at your internship. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you begin your internship in early November to begin meeting this requirement. In 2019, CMN 394 will run for three weeks from Monday December 2 - Friday December 20. Additional details can be found here under "About December Intersession."
Yes! Since all of our courses are online, you are able to work out-of-state or abroad while earning academic credit. Just be sure that the internship meets our Internship Program Standards
No. Academic credit is only granted for internships that are taken concurrently with an internship course.    
It depends. The work you do must be related to your major, and your supervisor must agree to comply with internship program standards. Complete the online Internship Proposal Form so that we may confirm eligibilty. 
Yes! You can still receive academic credit with a paid internship opportunity.