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Internships for Credit


Earning Internship Credit

Sometimes, organizations offer internships only to students who are eligible to receive course credit for their internship participation. If you have secured an internship that requires you to earn Carleton credit, you have options.

Carleton offers a 1-credit Interdisciplinary Studies "Learning from Internships" option (IDSC 280). The course entails setting learning goals before your internship, participating in reflection activities during your internship, and writing a short research paper after your internship that integrates your experience with academic literature. Please make an appointment with Rachel Leatham in the Career Center if you would like to discuss a credit option for your internship.

Note that you may also be able to work with a faculty member to complete a 3 - 6 credit independent study related to your internship for academic credit.  This option is only available at the discretion of the faculty in your department.  This is also the best option for international students who need to receive major-related credit for their internship experience.  International students interested in internships must meet with Brisa Zubia in OIIL to discuss work permissions

Learning from Internships

If you are not required to earn credit for your internship, but are interested in the career development and reflection components of the Learning from Internships course, consider joining the Summer Internship and Career Readiness Program. 

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This page was last updated on 15 March 2018