Internships

Internships enable students at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to gain firsthand knowledge and work experience in a variety of fields and workplace environments.

These hands-on learning opportunities can provide you with a window into a specific career or industry, allowing you to shadow experienced professionals, learn new skills, practice professional etiquette, and contribute to the efforts of the hosting organization, team, or company.

Student interns can establish potential future references and network with others in their field—all while earning credits toward their degree programs.

You can intern with qualifying public, private, and nonprofit businesses and organizations locally and abroad. Internships can be completed during the fall, winter, and summer semesters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students of any major complete an internship?

What are the requirements to apply for an internship?

Specific requirements (e.g., prerequisites, hour requirements, number of credits completed before internship) vary by major.

In all cases, a minimum 2.5 GPA and permission of the academic division director is required.

Please note that specific deadlines are established for submission of each internship application. Internship applications must be obtained from an academic advisor and submitted by the student to the academic division director by the applicable deadline:

  • Fall internship: July 15
  • Winter internship: November 15
  • Summer internship: March 15


Are all internships credit-bearing?

Are there any internships for paid positions?

Most internships are unpaid. However, paid internships may still qualify for academic credit.

Do I need to secure a faculty sponsor/mentor before securing an internship?

How can I learn about potential internship opportunities/locations?

How are credits earned and tuition determined?

My degree program curriculum does not include an internship. If I complete an internship, will the credits earned count as elective credits ?

How do I register for an internship?