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Undergraduate

Internship Credit

The Career and Internship Center offers two options to receive credit for your internship experience. Students should also reference the University’s Internship Portal for additional internship credit options and programs.

CAS 394i Special Internship—.5 Credit

(Available all terms)

Open to undergraduates in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, CAS 394i is designed for those who wish to or who are required to register for credit for employer policies or immigration requirements. There is no tuition charged for this credit and internships can be paid or unpaid.

It is available to international students seeking CPT authorization. For more information see the international students seeking CPT (PDF).

Why register for CAS 394i?

You will have the internship appear on your transcript, will reflect on your internship experience, and create a learning agreement targeting skills or competencies you would like to develop. This can be a great tool to work on with your employer supervisor, and give structure to your internship experience.

Course Requirements

Assignments for the course include submitting your academic learning agreement via Blackboard, and an end of term short answer assignment. Employers will also be asked to complete an evaluation of your work.

How to Register

  1. Make an appointment with any career advisor in the Career and Internship Center.
  2. Bring the offer letter (or email) from your internship supervisor (international students please see the CPT document above for specific requirements).
  3. Start working on your Academic Learning Agreement prior to your appointment. Your advisor will help you think through any additional questions or learning goals you might want to set, and then sign off on your agreement and give you a registration code.
  4. Complete the Independent Internship Registration Form, including the instructor permission code.

CAS 394

(Available fall and spring semesters only)

Similar to departmental independent internships, there are no specific admission requirements for this type of internship, and any student can try to arrange one. These internships usually carry four credits and are taken along with three other four-credit courses as part of a normal semester’s schedule.

Before applying to CAS 349 we encourage you to first seek an internship faculty sponsor in your academic department, as the connections you make to your studies will be richer through that sponsorship.

If a student’s internship is outside of their primary academic division, and they cannot find a faculty sponsor in an associated department, the Career and Internship Center oversees CAS 394 independent internships. These internships are subject to independent study policies regulated through the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS), and are elective credit that will count toward graduation credits, but not major/degree requirements.

CAS 394 internships must:

  • Involve at least 10 to 16 hours per week in a professional setting.
  • Center around non-clerical work. The purpose of an internship is to acquire experience at the professional level.
  • A Career and Internship Center advisor must supervise the academic component.*
  • Get an instructor permission code from the Career and Internship Center, register online, and complete the Independent Internship Registration Form.**

*The instructor/advisor and the student determine the exact nature of the academic work. See Guidelines for Internship for Credit PDF for information on expected content and grading.

**It is highly advisable to begin meeting with the career center the semester prior to your internship, to ensure you can complete registration by the third week of classes.

Course Requirements

Due to the higher number of course credits, you will be assigned weekly readings, analytical journals and an end of semester paper. Exact assignments will be negotiated with the instructor as part of the academic learning agreement process.

How to Register

  1. Make an appointment with Caterina Caiazza, director of career curriculum initiatives, to discuss your internship and set learning objectives.
  2. Bring the offer letter (or email) from your internship supervisor (international students please see the CPT document above for specific requirements).
  3. Start working on your Academic Learning Agreement prior to your appointment.
  4. Complete your learning agreement to receive an instructor permission code.
  5. Complete the Independent Internship Registration Form, including the instructor permission code.