Steps to Gain Academic Credit

An internship is an option for the 6th elective course option.  The internship course ED 92a Independent Internships & Analysis must be approved by the director of the education program.  (Students who are doing student teaching in the education program will also be eligible to receive internship credit if they are concurrently pursuing an education studies minor.) Students who choose this option will keep a journal about their experiences and produce a final paper.

In order to receive credit for an internship in the Education Program, students must complete ED 155b, Education and Social Policy.   Once a student has completed ED 155b, the Internship Approval Form must be filled out and the student must make an appointment to review the proposed internship with Marya Levenson, Director of the Education Program at


Internships in Education can be in the form of teaching, or can be opportunities in instructional design, policy, museums or non-profits, etc. You can find more opportunities and support through the Education Program.  

Past Internship Sites:

  • Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund
  • Higher Achievement Program
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Read Boston
  • Stanley Elementary School
  • The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Breakthrough Collaborative
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Foundation for Jewish Camping
  • Brandeis University Department of Orientation and First-Year Program

What students say about their internships:

"I never thought that I, an average college student, could have such an extraordinary impact on the lives of children with disabilities. If I learned anything that I want to pass on it is that you have the ability to make a major difference in someone’s life." -Perkins School for the Blind~Psychology Major & Education Studies Minor

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