Internship for Credit

The Internship for Credit class allows you to earn academic credit by completing class assignments while you’re gaining real-world experience through your internship. Students will reflect critically on the process of setting and working toward individualized learning goals, gain feedback from supervisors on strengths and areas for growth, learn about and assess organization fit, expand their network of professional contacts, and reflect on how their internship experience will impact their future career ideas and plans.

  • This is a Pass / No Pass course offering upper-division elective credit.
  • Both paid and unpaid internships are eligible.
  • You cannot apply for credit after your internship is completed; we do not give retroactive credit for this course.

How to Participate

  1. Apply for and receive an internship offer.
  2. Ensure that you and your internship satisfy the criteria outlined below.
  3. Submit an application for the summer 2023 term.

Need cash this summer while doing an unpaid internship for credit? Check out the UCC Internship Scholarship Fund! (Please note, the UGST 404 application deadline is May 5 if applying for the UCC Internship Scholarship Fund.)

Students can take this course a total of two times, earning up to 12 credits for each course taken. There are limited spots available each term. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Class Criteria

  • The internship must run for at least eight weeks over the term.
  • The internship must be project-based or involve industry-specific learning activities or skill development.
  • Unpaid internships that can be used for credit must follow the Fair Labor Standards Act internship criteria.
  • The organization must define your position as an internship and allocate time and resources to identifying mutual goals and providing supervision, feedback, and evaluation.
  • The site supervisor must provide orientations, training and feedback, work with the intern to create learning goals, conduct a mid-term conference, and complete a final written evaluation. Interns are expected to have direct and consistent contact with their supervisors.
  • You cannot apply for credit after the internship is completed.


The internship for credit course helps you develop and reflect on professional skills gained while interning in a field of interest. Below are assignments you'll be required to do for the course:

  • Reflection essays
  • Meetings and evaluations with your site supervisor
  • Meetings with your Career Center instructor
  • Résumé creation
  • Interest assessment and reflection
  • Practice interview 
  • Final report

Earning Credit

To earn one credit, you must complete 30 hours of internship work over a 10-week term. You can earn a maximum of 12 credits per term. You earn academic credit through the successful completion of academic assignments listed on the course syllabus.

Number of Credits Hours Required per Term Hours per Week
1 30 3
2 60 6
3 90 9
4 120 12
5 150 15
6 180 18
7 210 21
8 240 24
9 270 27
10 300 30
11 320 32
12 360 36