First-year students are not eligible for participation in an internship program unless approved by the Academic Progress Committee, and no credit may be given ex post facto for internships.
Internships are available to all students upon completion of their first year, including rising sophomores; internships completed in the summer between the first and second year may count for credits towards graduation at the discretion of the internship department/program.
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, environmental studies, film and media studies, government and law, history, music, psychology, theater, and women’s and gender and sexuality 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.
Students registering for a fall/spring semester internship must do so through an academic department. Semester internships are considered part of the student’s normal workload.
All semester internships must be approved in advance by submitting the internship registration form to the Registrar’s Office. All approvals must accompany the form at the time of submittal.
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 requirements for graduation.
All summer/interim internships must be approved in advance by submitting the internship registration form to the Registrar’s Office. All approvals must accompany the form at the time of submittal.