An internship is a short-term, supervised, career-related work experience. Any university student can participate in an internship. As an intern, you can work part-time, full-time, off-campus or on-campus in either paid or unpaid positions. In addition, you can receive academic course credit for your participation in an internship. Link to required internship paperwork
Whether you intern in Nashville, DC, New York, Hollywood, or your hometown, DREAM BIG! Below are answers to questions you may have.
What is the time commitment?
|Credit Granted||Internship hours completed weekly||Total hours|
|1 hour||10 hours per week for 13 weeks||130|
|2 hours||12 hours per week for 13 weeks||156|
|3 hours||15 hours per week for 13 weeks||195|
How do I register to get academic course credit for my internship?
- You MUST register for the internship course during the semester you are participating in the internship.
- You can't register UNTIL you get faculty approval, faculty override into the course, AND attend a mandatory internship orientation.
Can I only receive credit in my major field for the internship?
- You can receive credit in your major or minor field or you can choose to pursue elective credit for participating in an internship. This option allows you to earn up to 6 hours academic credit toward your 132 hour graduation requirement without the hours being applied to any specific major.
- Talk with a member of the CDC staff for additional details about the elective credit option.
What is an internship orientation?
- You will learn the university administrative requirements which include an Agreement, Objectives sheet, Initial Review, Monthly Logs, a Final Evaluation, and comprehensive Portfolio. Your faculty may have additional academic requirements for you to complete as well.
Where do I find an internship?
- Visit Experience eRecruiting, www.indeed.com, or www.internships.com to search for internships.
- Find an internship on your own by directly contacting professionals or organizations.
- There are so many opportunities available to you if you just look. Talk with a member of the CDC staff about other internships that are relevant to your career goals.
What if I don't want or need credit for my internship?
- If you are not looking to get academic course credit for your internship, your options are wide open. There are no restrictions on the limit or types of experiences you can gain. Whether you receive credit or not, the experience in valuable and can be added to your resume.