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Internship For Credit

Please note that the information below pertains to students enrolled in an on-campus graduate program.


What you need to know:

  • Students with an AU established GPA of 3.0 or higher may choose to register for 1, 2, or 3 credits.

    Number of Credits 1 2 3
    Min. Number of Internship Hours 70 140 210
  • Students may not receive credit twice for the same internship at the same company, unless the internship positions or work experiences are different.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of internship credit may be used to satisfy electives within certain programs. Consult with your advisor to determine how internship for credit will fit into your academic plan.
  • Internships must be taken Pass/Fail (not for a letter grade).
  • Internships must be completed during the semester for which the credit is registered and students may not earn credit retroactively for a previous internship.
  • Internships for credit may be paid or unpaid, but must be substantive in nature requiring no more than 15% of low-level administrative responsibilities.
  • Students must secure their internship before they can begin the registration process. For help with your internship search, contact a Kogod Career Advisor.


International Students:

  • F-1 visa holders must have lived and studied in the U.S. for one academic year, excluding summer, in order to be eligible.
  • Students who have completed previous internships at other U.S. institutions should consult with ISSS to determine how multiple internships may impact their eligibility for CPT.
  • Registration of internship credit is required in order to initiate CPT work authorization process. Consult with ISSS for details. Registration of credit takes 1-2 days, at which point ISSS will start your CPT paperwork, which can take up to 3-5 business days. You may not intern before the start date issued on your CPT. Plan ahead to ensure all paperwork is completed on time.


How to register:

  1. Consult with your academic advisor to determine if you are eligible to pursue an internship for credit.
  2. Complete the internship registration form being sure to answer every question and leave no field blank.

    Note: Course number is subject prefix (ex ACCT), course number (691), section number (001 for 1 cr, 002 for 2 cr, 003 for 3 cr). Example: student doing a 3-credit Management internship would use MGMT-691-003.
  3. Obtain Faculty Advisor Signature. Meet with the faculty advisor to determine learning outcomes, review syllabus outlining academic requirements to earn the credit.

    Accounting: Emily Lindsay, CPA, KSB 14, (202) 885-1902
    Finance: Dr. Peter Chinloy, KSB 229, (202) 885-1951
    Information Systems: Dr. Richard Gibson, KSB 24, (202) 885-2735
    International Business: Bob Sicina, KSB 223, (202) 885-1858
    ITEC: Dr. Richard Gibson, KSB 24, (202) 885-2735
    Management: Dr. Alex Mislin, KSB 211, (202) 885-1919
    Marketing: Mike Carberry, KSB 28, (202) 885-1934

  4. Obtain ISSS signature if you are an international student.
  5. Obtain employer signature. No other information from your employer will be needed.
  6. Submit completed form, with all required signatures, to your advisor, or email to ksbgradadvising@american.edu. Your advisor will submit to the registrar’s office for processing. Please allow 1-2 days.
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