Internships

Internships

General Information

All students are eligible to register for one internship course. Students earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above may petition to take a second internship for credit. First-year students and sophomores are not eligible for participation in an internship program, 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.

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). All internships with compensation and/or not affiliated with a department must be taken through the College-wide internship program. INT 200 credit is recorded on the transcript, but may not be used to fulfill the minimum 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.