Internships are typically one-time work experiences related to a student’s major or career goal. Co-ops may span multiple semesters. The internship/co-op involves a student working in a professional setting under the direct supervision and monitoring of experienced, practicing professionals.
Internships/co-ops can be paid or unpaid and the student may or may not receive academic credit for performing the internship. If your internship/co-op requires college credit, or you want to maintain your student status while completing an internship/co-op, below are options for receiving credit through LAS Career Services. Students may also want to check with their academic department to see if there is an applicable course which would allow credit to be applied toward their major.
Please note that for an internship to qualify for any of these courses, the internship should require at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks. The internship/co-op supervisor should be an experienced, practicing professional providing direct supervision. Please make sure that your internship/co-op meets the following requirements:
- Internships cannot be a continuation of a full-time, part-time or summer job.
- Internships must be NEW experiences; thus, students must start their internship and be enrolled in course credit during the same semester (no retroactive credit will be awarded).
- Internships are not allowed with organizations owned or managed, fully or in part, by family members nor can internship positions be supervised, directly or indirectly, by family members.
- Internships involving direct payments from clients and customers to students are not allowed.
- Internships at organizations that have student ownership or promises of ownership to the students are not allowed.
- Internships cannot be used to receive credit for any other class.
Note: These options are for LAS undergraduates only. Graduate students should work with their departments to find an appropriate course