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:
- Review the Internship/Experiential Education Policies and Guidelines. (eligibility criteria and expectations are included)
- Secure an internship placement. Discuss plans with the internship coordinator or faculty member.
- Request a faculty member to serve as a faculty sponsor, and discuss plans together.
- Complete a Learning Agreement.
- 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.
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?
- Gain access to selective internship sites (many sites require academic accountability and credit to be earned)
- Think about, and develop, personal and professional skills which will help you succeed in your career and lifelong learning
- Open doors to graduate school by having an internship recorded on your transcript
- Protect yourself legally under the college's liability policy
- 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