For-Credit Internships

Read our internships catalog on the Intranet, check our bulletin boards and our Facebook page, or write to Prof. Antonella Salvatore, Director of the Center for Career Services [email protected] 

For-credit internship Requirements

  • Internships must be obtained through JCU Center for Career Services (CSC)
  • Junior standing (60 credits completed)
  • Min. GPA of 3.0
  • Good administrative standing with the university
  • It can be done once in your academic path

For-credit course requirements

The internship and the For Credit class must be performed in the same semester.

  • 20 hours of in-class instruction;
  • 120 minimum number of hours worked that is verified by the CSC upon completion of the internship, 100 hours if performed during the Summer;
  • a daily internship log;
  • in-depth interview with the internship sponsor or organization;
  • a 2500 to 3000 word "White Paper" presenting a position or solution to a problem encountered by their employer;
  • Finally, you have to obtain positive evaluations from your employer and the for-credit class professor.

The for-credit internship course is graded on a "pass/no pass" basis and is for 3 academic credits.

Summer: the course will begin the 1st week of classes. Students may reference the syllabus for complete details.

Spring and Fall: you must register for the class no later than the 3rd week of classes. Class will begin the 4th week of the semester.

For any tuition-related question concerning the For-Credit class, please contact the Business Office - Student Accounts, at [email protected]

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 that if you are visiting JCU for a Summer Session, you will also have to take at least another class in the same session, for a total of 6 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.