SIS-691: For-credit internship taking place entirely within the United States
SIS-692: For-credit internship with any international travel component
Non-credit internships are used to fulfill the Professional Experience requirement. Internships for academic credit can fulfill the Professional Experience requirement and may be counted towards academic program requirements, e.g. Elective. Consult your advisor for more information.
Students are responsible for finding their own internships. For internship resources, visit the Career Center. All registered internships must:
Take place between the first and last day of the semester in which it is registered. A 3 credit internship for academic credit and all non-credit internships require at least 210 hours of service. Students seeking to register a for-credit internship for fewer than 3 credits should consult their academic advisor.
Be at least 85% substantive in nature (e.g., research, report writing, etc.)
Be relevant to a student’s program of study.
Non-credit internships: Internships registered for non-credit to fulfill the professional experience requirement do not require a faculty advisor or academic work plan, and are registered pass/fail.
For-credit internships: Students choosing to register an internship for academic credit are required to register for an SIS internship course, which is registered for a letter grade (see Schedule of Classes for further course information). Questions about registration should be directed to the Graduate Advising office. Questions about the course should be directed to the relevant instructor.
Internships with anyinternational travel component require Graduate Global Program (GGP) approval. Students completing an international internship are recommended to meet with an SIS Career Advisor prior to departure to discuss how to best leverage their international internship towards their career goals. Click here to schedule an appointment with an SIS Career Advisor.
Complete ALL REQUIRED SPACES on the Internship Registration forms (and GGP forms as necessary).
For-credit internships: 1) Have your internship site supervisor confirm your duties on the Internship Info Form; 2) Indicate for which internship course section/instructor you wish to register and the number of credits; 3) Sign the forms; 4) Submit the forms (including the GGP if applicable) to the Graduate Advising office. Your academic advisor will obtain the faculty supervisor and Department Chair/Dean signatures and submit the forms to the Registrar's office for processing on your behalf.
Non-credit internships: 1) Have your internship site supervisor confirm your duties on the Internship Info Form; 2) Sign the forms; 3) Submit the forms (including the GGP if applicable) to the Graduate Advising office. Your academic advisor will obtain the faculty supervisor and Department Chair/Dean signatures and submit the forms to the Registrar's office for processing on your behalf.
Deadline: Registration deadlines are listed on the University Academic Calendar. If the internship is the only academic credits for which you plan to register in a semester, the deadline to initially register without a late fee is the Friday before the first day of classes. Tuition charged for for-credit internships is the same as the normal tuition rate. There is no cost for non-credit internships.
International Students on F-1 or J-1 Visas
F-1 and J-1 students must receive authorization from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) before beginning an internship off campus. Contact ISSS to determine your immigration eligibility and see the ISSS website for the process for obtaining authorization.
Students using a current or prior job, or an internship completed prior to the start of MA program to fulfill their professional experience requirement:Download the Professional Experience Certification form [pdf].