Internships

Internships

General Information

Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, First year students are not eligible for participation in an internship unless approved by the Academic Progress Committee, and no credit may be given ex post facto for internships.

Internships are offered by several academic departments and involve practical, hands-on experience at jobs generally outside the College community. Academic departments and programs that offer internship courses for credit include A.B. engineering, art, economics, English, film and media studies, government and law, history, music, psychology, and theater, and women’s and gender studies. Only one internship scheduled through an academic department may count towards the minimum number of courses required for graduation.

Students participating in internships will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. The student’s coursework must be approved in advance and be supervised by a member of the department, as well as by personnel at the workplace. Internships may, by departmental approval, be offered under project or independent courses in engineering. At the conclusion of the internship, the student typically prepares a paper on the experience.

Semester Internships

Students registering for a fall/spring semester internships must be do so through an academic department. Semester internships are considered part of the student’s normal workload.

Summer/Interim Internships

Summer/interim internships are available through selected academic departments or the College-wide internship program (INT 200). INT 200 credit is recorded on the transcript, but may not be used to fulfill the minimum number of course requirement for graduation.

All summer/interim internships must be approved in advance by submitting the internship registration form.  The Summer Internship Form may be completed and submitted online or mailed to the Registrar’s Office. Adviser and department/instructor approvals can be emailed separately to registrar@lafayette.edu.