An academic credit internship involves a student enrolling in a course and gaining approval to complete the internship for credit from a faculty member. Academic departments offer internship courses for credit, typically under a 497 course number. These are variable credit courses - students and faculty determine the amount of credits applicable based on the site hours and meeting hours with the faculty member.
All academic credit internship courses may receive an in-progress grade. Students may start the internship during one semester and carry it over to the next (for example: enrolling in spring and completing the internship in the summer). Students must enroll in the semester in which the internship begins or the majority of the internship is taking place.
For a listing of academic credit internship courses, please see the current UP Bulletin.
Students enrolled in the Pamplin School of Business are automatically enrolled in an internship for credit as part of the P4 program.
Steps to enroll in an academic credit internship:
|Credit Hours||Internship Site Hours||Faculty Contact Hours|
|1||40 total hours at the site (3 hours/week for 14 weeks)||5 instructional hours|
|2||80 total hours at the site (6 hours/week for 14 weeks)||10 instructional hours|
|3||120 total hours at the site (9 hours/week for 14 weeks)||15 instructional hours|
Contact Amanda Wheaton, internship & engagement manager, in the Career Center at 503.943.8842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.