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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 and the internship description/responsibilities. Academic departments reserve the right to limit the number of credits registered.

  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 as needed.
  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, if not longer, to gather all signatures.

Deadline Dates

Summer 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017
Registration materials for a summer internship must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the internship. The completed Learning Agreement must be submitted to the Career Center and the summer registration form with payment must be submitted to the Accounting and Finance Office.

*Reminder: the summer session is a distinct term. All credits earned for this period are billed at the summer school rate and will include a comprehensive fee.*

Fall 2017

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
(Learning Agreements submitted to Career Center by this date)

Spring 2018

Friday, Jan. 19, 2017
(Learning Agreements submitted to Career Center by this date)

Registration Forms

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

Students are responsible for ensuring that all information is complete and accurate. Failure to submit the completed Learning Agreement or any additional items needed by the final add/drop deadline date of the semester during which the internship takes place may result in credit registration 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 university'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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