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Credit Based Internships


Registering an Internship for Credit

Mount students can earn anywhere from 1-12 credits for an internship experience. The number of credits is determined by the minimum number of internship hours being completed during the internship and the internship description/responsibilities. Academic departments reserve the right to limit the number of credits registered.

Students participating in the credit based internship program are required to complete the following:

  1. Review the Internship/Experiential Education Policies and Guidelines. (eligibility criteria and expectations are included)
  2. Secure an internship placement. Discuss plans with the internship coordinator or faculty member.
  3. Request a faculty member to serve as a faculty sponsor, and discuss plans together.
  4. Complete a Learning Agreement.
  5. Submit the Learning Agreement, with all signatures, to the Career Center prior to the deadline date. Expect that it may take at least a week to gather all signatures.

Deadline Date and Forms

Summer Deadline Date

A Learning Agreement for a summer internship must be submitted to the Career Center at least two weeks prior to the start of the internship. The final date to submit a Learning Agreement for summer is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

*Students participating in a summer internship must also complete a summer registration form. The summer session is a distinct term. All credits earned for this period are billed at the summer school rate and will include a registration fee.*

Fall Deadline Date

The fall deadline to submit a Learning Agreement is Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Internship/Experiential Education Policies and Guidelines (.pdf)
Learning Agreement (.pdf)
Summer Course Registration form (available through Registrar's Office)*

Students are responsible for ensuring that all information on the Learning Agreement is complete and accurate. Failure to submit the completed Learning Agreement by the final add/drop deadline date of the semester during which the internship takes place will result in credit being denied.

Why choose an internship for academic credit?

  1. Gain access to selective internship sites (many sites require academic accountability and credit to be earned)
  2. Think about, and develop, personal and professional skills which will help you succeed in your career and lifelong learning
  3. Open doors to graduate school by having an internship recorded on your transcript
  4. Protect yourself legally under the college's liability policy
  5. Process opportunities and challenges through personal interaction with peers and faculty

An academic internship is a form of experiential education that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent - NACE Position Statement: U.S. Internships

 
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