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Student Eligibility and Internship Requirements

In order to earn academic credit for an internship experience, the student must plan and register for an internship course. Before registering, be sure to confirm the student eligibility and internship requirements that are listed below.

Student Eligibility Requirements

  1. Student interns must have junior or senior standing. Rare exceptions may be approved by a divisional associate dean or dean of the business school.
  2. Students must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible to register for a credit-bearing internship. Students with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.50 must obtain approval to register for an internship from the collaborating faculty member.
  3. A maximum of eight internship course credits may be taken as part of the 128 credits required for graduation. Students may only take one internship course per internship site. Exceptions may be approved by a divisional associate dean or dean of the business school.

Required Features of an Internship Receiving Academic Credit

  1. Students and collaborating faculty members should check the College Catalog to determine if the internship course regularly earns credit that counts toward the student’s degree or certificate program. If the internship course is not listed in the College Catalog as a required or elective class for a particular degree or certificate, the student should complete a Course Substitution Form and submit it to the registrar’s office.
  2. Students are required to work a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site over the course of a 15-week semester. Some programs may require more hours; check with the collaborating faculty member.
  3. The on-site internship experience may take place during the semester the internship course is taken. That is, the internship and the internship course must be taken simultaneously. Rare exceptions must be approved by a divisional associate dean or dean of the business school. 
  4. Students can receive academic credit for either paid or unpaid internships. Campus jobs funded by St. Norbert College are not eligible to be considered as internships for credit. 
  5. An internship course can be counted toward two degree programs only if the student has a double major within the same academic division. Approval by the appropriate discipline coordinator(s) overseeing the internship courses is required for this arrangement, and is based on whether it is felt that the work responsibilities of the internship meets criteria for fulfilling requirements in both degree programs. Even when such double dipping is allowed, the student still only receives 4 credits for the internship course. A Course Substitution Form should be completed and submitted to the Registrar to designated an internship course as fulfilling two electives.
  6. Students are not allowed to receive credit if they intern with a family business or if a relative is serving as the on-site supervisor.
  7. Normal tuition policies apply to internships taken for credit.
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