Academic Credit Internship Registration Requirements - On or Off Campus
Internships for credit involve a very specific academic component, which is detailed and agreed to by all parties in advance of the internship experience. The academic nature of a credit earning internship is not to be equated with the actual work experience. While the academic portion of the internship parallels the work experience and is complementary, it is also distinct from the work experience. An academic internship involves the application of disciplinary or interdisciplinary concepts to a work experience. It should be thought of as similar to an applied research project that integrates knowledge from the classroom with experience from the internship. The academic focus of the internship for credit should be woven through the internship experience in a meaningful way under the expert guidance of the faculty member.
1. Class Registration
To receive credit for your internship you will need to register for Internship Seminar 494 or Individualized Internship 494. Both options are worth four credits and are graded S/U. Registration is by instructor permission only, so you will need to contact the instructor prior to registering. All faculty supervisors will evaluate student interns on their ability to connect classroom knowledge with experience from the internship. Grading is based primarily on the faculty member’s evaluation of the academic work in the seminar or individualized internship, but in some cases may include input from the work-site supervisor.
All academic credit internship must follow these prerequisites and registration procedures:
Academic Credit Prerequisites and Registration Procedures
For permission to register for an academic credit 494 internship course, please contact the following faculty members, based on the nature of your internship:
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts:
Division of Natural Sciences:
Division of Social Sciences:
2. Internship Learning Agreement
Complete an Internship Learning Agreement, which may differ depending on the discipline; therefore, consult with your class instructor. Learning Agreements are to be signed by the student, site supervisor, and class instructor. A copy of your Learning Agreement should be given to the Career Services Office by the first week of class so the College can keep accurate record of all internships completed. Please contact Career Services if Learning Agreements will be submitted after the first week of class.
3. Site Visits
Class Instructors will complete site visits at their discretion. The mid-semester site visit may address fulfillment of supervisor expectations, reflection by the intern about their learning goal progress as outlined on the internship learning agreement, and implementation of ideas for an improved learning environment.
4. Internship Evaluations
All faculty supervisors will submit an end-of-semester evaluation to all student interns regarding the internship experience and to all work-site supervisors regarding student performance. These evaluations may differ between disciplines.
5. Internship Profile
Upon completion of your internship, you may consider creating an Internship Profile as a way to market yourself to potential employers while creating a positive online presence. Internship Profiles may also aid current SNC students in their career exploration.
For resources on finding an internship and for additional information, please review Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information about internships, contact:
Phone: (920) 403-3040
Fax: (920) 403-4052