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Get Credit for Internships


Students can turn their endeavors into credit-bearing experiences. Research shows that experience PLUS mentored reflection yields high impact learning.

General Information

Students who receive funding through the Common Grant are required to register their experience for credit through the Registrar’s Office in Pearsons Hall.

Tuition is charged for all credit-bearing experiences. For current tuition rates, please review the Bursar office’s website.  For summer experiences information, refer to the “Summer Special Projects/Field Tuition” section.

CHNL 200 Experience

.25-1.00 units, CR/NC, LAP-1

Students engage in a paired experience or Special Project experience. As you search for an experience, talk with potential faculty sponsors.

Your faculty sponsor will oversee the development of the content and form of the academic reflection and assess your academic work.

After you have secured an experience, confirm the availability of your faculty sponsor and then complete the CHNL 200 form.

CHNL 201 Workshop

.50 units, CR/NC, LAP-2

Students will source their own opportunity and participate in a course taught by Career Works faculty and staff.

You will complete at least 45 hours at their internship site, write four short reflective essays, and participate in an informational interview.

All written coursework will be online with an in-person workshop at the conclusion of the course.

After you have secured an opportunity,  complete the CHNL 201 form.

Additional Details

The following table compares the two credit options for internships to allow you to choose the experience that works best for you and your goals.

Criteria [CHNL 200]
Faculty-Sponsored
[CHNL 201]
Career Works
Definition Students must ask a faculty sponsor who agrees to help them develop the content and form of the academic reflection, as well as provide assessment of whether the work merits the credit requested. This is an online course taught by Career Works faculty and staff. Setting intentional goals, self-assigned readings, four (4) essays, an interview, and a post-internship workshop are required.
Credit 0.25 to 1.00 credits. 0.50 credits.
Graduation Requirements If taken for for a full unit of credit (1.00), this fulfills the Liberal Arts in Practice requirement (LAP-1). This course fulfills the Liberal Arts in Practice requirement (LAP-2)
Field Site You need to secure a field site and a faculty sponsor. You need to secure a field site.
Sponsor A faculty member who has agreed to work with the student. The student is responsible for soliciting the faculty member. This may or may not be your faculty advisor. Career Works faculty and staff are the instructor(s) for the course.
Hours Required A full unit of internship credit (1.00) assumes between 90 and 150 hours, depending on requirements as negotiated between the student and the faculty sponsor. Minimum of 45 hours on site.
Grading No grade is given. Successful completion of the internship and course will show as “CR” for Credit on your transcript. Not completing the internship and course will show as “NC” for No Credit. No grade is given. Successful completion of the internship and course will show as “CR” for Credit on your transcript. Not completing the internship and course will show as “NC” for No Credit.

Tuition

Tuition for academic credit internship registration is included in your full-time tuition rate if you are enrolled as a full-time student for the Fall or Spring term, so no additional charges are incurred.

If a student is not enrolled full-time and not paying tuition as a full-time student already, then the tuition charge is based on the academic year’s tuition rate for individual credit registration (prorated for less than 1 unit).

Tuition for academic credit internship registration is included in your full-time tuition rate if you are enrolled as a full-time student for the Fall or Spring term, so no additional charges are incurred.

If a student is not enrolled full-time and not paying tuition as a full-time student already, then the tuition charge is based on the academic year’s tuition rate for individual credit registration.

Summer Tuition

Summer tuition for credit internship registration is based on a special field experience/special project rate to encourage students to pursue summer field experiences, internships, special projects or other research.

Any summer internships registered for credit beyond 2 units of credit or beyond two for-credit experiences will be charged tuition at the regular per unit tuition rate for the academic year. Tuition is billed through the Bursar’s office.

To inquire about tuition amount please contact the Bursar’s office.

Summer tuition for credit internship registration is based on a special field experience/special project rate to encourage students to pursue summer field experiences, internships, special projects or other research.

Any summer internships registered for credit beyond 2 units of credit or beyond two for-credit experiences will be charged tuition at the regular per unit tuition rate for the academic year. Tuition is billed through the Bursar’s office.

To inquire about tuition amount please contact the Bursar’s office.

Registration Forms

A completed CHNL 200 registration form should be given to the Registrar’s Office.

A completed CHNL 201 registration form should be given to the Registrar’s Office.

Registration Deadlines See Academic Calendar or start date, whichever date is earlier. See Academic Calendar or start date, whichever date is earlier.
Drop Dates See Academic Calendar. See Academic Calendar.

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