Guidelines for Credit-bearing Internships

-100 hours over 10 weeks (fall/spring) or 6 weeks during the summer

-Must have faculty approval before internship begins

-May be paid or unpaid

-Sophomore status or higher

-Rigorous academic component

-1 internship may not be used for multiple internship courses

*Full UCC Guidelines Document

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Letters of Credit Eligibility

Recently many internship sites are requiring students to earn academic credit for an unpaid internship.  Brandeis can write you a letter stating that you will be receiving credit for your internship, after you have confirmed your internship course enrollment.  See our "Sites Requiring Credit" section of the Credit FAQs or contact Jessica Paquin for more information.

Internship Credit

Brandeis University encourages students to undertake Academic Internships: Credit-bearing, faculty-supervised experiences in which students combine internships, critical thinking and intentional reflection with their academic study.

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Undergraduates earn academic credit for an internship by combining the internship with an internship course.
  • Brandeis credit is not given for the internship itself, but for the combination of the internship and the successful completion of the academic component.
  • Many Academic Programs offer an internship course option.
  • Course offerings vary by academic program and semester and are subject to normal enrollment deadlines and restrictions.
  • A Note About Retroactive Credit:
    No academic internship credit can be approved retroactively for any experience without prior faculty approval of the internship placement.  Faculty must know about and approve of your internship for the internship course before you begin the internship experience.

If you are seeking academic credit you should first determine if a related academic program offers an internship course.  Please see the list of departments/programs that offer internship course options:

AMST ANTH BIOL
BUS CLAS COSI
ED ENVS FA
FILM HSSP IGS
JOUR LALS LGLS
NEJS PAX PHYS
PSYC SJSP SOC
THA
WGS

SUMMER ONLY:
If you don't see your academic program listed, or the course isn't appropriate, consider the INT 92g 1-credit summer internship course (open to all majors). 


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For other questions, please contact Jessica Paquin, Assistant Director for Academic Internships or browse the Earning Credit Your Internship FAQ's.