Policies Governing Internships

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Career Services office recognize that it is important for students to gain practical experience through internship programs that augment their formal education and enhance their professional preparation. The College prefers that its students be paid for their work, but when this is not an option and companies insist that the students receive credit as a condition of their "employment," the College will place a notation as a "comment" on their transcript indicating that they have completed an internship, e.g., "Internship: Summer 2011." Students will not earn a credit unit toward their degree.

In order for students to have a notation regarding their internship placed on their transcript, they must fill out a request form and submit it to the College Office.

The College Office will then write to the sponsoring company/organization granting the student permission to work there as an intern, while making it clear that the University will not indemnify the company or organization during the internship. The University will not insure the student during the internship.

When the College Office receives confirmation that the student has successfully completed an internship, the notation will be placed on the transcript.

For further information and credit forms, contact Margaret Mary Thomas in the College Office, 215.898.6341.