For-Credit Internships

Spring and Fall

To undertake a for-credit internship, students must first obtain an internship through JCU's Center for Career Services (CSC), have Junior Standing, and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Once the internship is obtained, students should follow the following steps:

Step 1: Notify the CSC that they wish to enroll in the for-credit internship class. CSC will verify that they meet the criteria and communicate this to the Office of the Registrar.

Step 2: Students may then register on-line for the for-credit internship class in their respective field of study (e.g., AH 398 Art History Internship; BUS 398 Business Internship, etc.).

For Credit Internship course requirements include:

  • 10 hours of in-class instruction;
  • 120 minimum number of hours worked that is verified by the CSC upon completion of the internship;
  • a daily internship log;
  • in-depth interview with the internship sponsor or organization;
  • a 2500 to 3500 word "White Paper" presenting a position or solution to a problem encountered by their employer.

The for-credit internship course is graded on a "pass/no pass" basis and is for 3 academic credits. The course will begin the 4th week of classes. Students will determine with the Registrar's Office which semester corresponds most closely with the timing of their internship. Students may reference the syllabus for complete details.

You must register for a for-credit internship/class no later than the 3rd week of classes.

Summer

It is possible to undertake a for-credit internship during the Summer I session, however the organization is slightly different:

  • 10 hours of in-class instruction, divided in 5 encounters of 2 hours once a week;
  • 100 minimum number of hours worked that is verified by the CSC upon completion of the internship;
  • a daily internship log;
  • in-depth interview with the internship sponsor or organization;
  • a 2500 to 3500 word "White Paper" presenting a position or solution to a problem encountered by their employer.

You must register for a for-credit internship/class no later than the 1st week of classes.

Degree-seeking students: only one three-credit Internship course may be used towards your 120-credit graduation requirement. The internship course may be used as a major elective. Check your major's requirements.
Visiting students: check with your home university regarding transfer credits.

Please note: US Federal aid recipients are strongly encouraged to choose a for-credit internship outside of the US to avoid becoming ineligible for federal loans at JCU. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

If you have questions about the For-Credit Internship, please refer to the Center for Career Services: [email protected].

THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE FOR CREDIT INTERNSHIP IS HERE. YOU MAY ALSO FIND IT ON MY JCU.