Courses for Brandeis Students Only
Recognizing the value of the internship experience in undergraduate education, a number of academic programs and departments at Brandeis have developed courses that provide supplementary background, perspective and support to internships. In addition to increasing the depth and value of the student’s experience, participation in one of the following courses will also yield academic credit. In some instances, internship agencies require that candidates be enrolled in a credit-bearing program. There are several options available to students.
Brandeis students are permitted to design their own Independent Study course working under the guidance of a Brandeis faculty member.
Independent Studies Enrollment
The following steps must be fulfilled before a student will be permitted to enroll in a summer Independent Study (98A/B):
Written verification that the department in question is willing to arrange for one of its faculty members to supervise the independent study course via signature of the instructor and department chairperson on the Registrar’s Independent Study form (pdf).
The Independent Study form should include the following information:
Material to be covered
Texts to be read
The form of evaluation to be used (papers, texts, etc.)
Agreement to submit a letter grade at the end of the session in which the student has enrolled
Because each Independent Study is created specifically for each student, students must email email@example.com to request the Independent Study course be created.
The student sends the Independent Study form to the Summer School Office and pays the applicable tuition and fees for one 4-credit Summer School course. Your Independent Study form can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some academic departments have created “92” level courses which are designated as internship courses.
The student is responsible for identifying a faculty member to supervise an internship. Each department handles placement differently so it is important to check with the department administration to determine how it is done in that department.
Departmental Internships Enrollment
The following steps must be fulfilled before a student will be permitted to enroll in a summer Departmental Internship (92A/B):
Because each Individual Departmental Internship is created specifically for each student, students should complete the Registrar’s Internship Form (pdf). Written verification that the one of the department's faculty members is willing to supervise the Departmental Internship via signature of the instructor on the form.
Students must email email@example.com to request the Independent Study course be created.
The student sends the Individual Departmental Internship form to the Summer School Office and pays the applicable tuition and fees for one 4-credit Summer School course. Your Internship form can be submitted via email.
One-Credit Hour Internship (INT 92G)
INT 92g is an undergraduate 1-credit course offered in the summer that allows students to receive Brandeis credit for a summer internship through additional academic coursework. An appropriate summer internship must include site work with a minimum of 100 hours over the course of at least 5 weeks during the summer. Students must complete the required LATTE online academic requirements by the due date and arrange for their internship supervisor evaluation to be received by the instructor prior to the stated deadline in the syllabus. For international students, enrolling in INT 92g provides academic credit for an internship in their major area of study during the summer. The tuition cost for the INT 92G 1-credit Internship class is $700.
International students must first enroll in the INT 92g and then obtain the appropriate internship authorization (CPT) from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) prior to beginning the internship experience. International students wishing to withdraw from INT 92g must first obtain approval from ISSO before terminating the internship. Not doing so may cause a violation of student visa status.
Items of Note
- INT 92g course begins on June 5 and ends on Aug. 11, 2023.
- Internships must occur between May 17 and Aug. 30, 2023.
- Internships must be at least 5 weeks long AND 100 hours.
- The final day to register for INT 92g is July 17, 2023.
INT 92G Enrollment
Obtain an internship offer letter from the internship organization/employer. (Offer letter must include internship start and end dates between May 17 and Aug. 30, 2023, a detailed description of responsibilities and duties, the number of hours/week, the name of your supervisor, a description of the supervision you will receive by your supervisor, the internship location address, and the signature of the supervisor.)
Scan the internship offer letter in .pdf format.
Fill out the Learning Agreement, upload your internship offer letter, and submit it.
After your Learning Agreement has been reviewed, the INT 92g course instructor, Alyssa Canelli will make arrangements to talk with you about the course syllabus and expectations. At this time you may also register for INT 92g in Workday.
For International Students ONLY: once you are registered for INT 92g, please submit a CPT Request in the ISSO Portal so the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can process your CPT internship authorization. You will receive an email when your new CPT I-20 is ready. You may NOT begin the internship until you receive your CPT I-20.
For assistance in finding an internship, students should consult the Hiatt Career Center.
Questions related to the INT 92g summer internship course content should be directed to Alyssa Canelli.
Visa and CPT questions related to the INT 92g internship course should be directed to the ISSO.
Students will be able to register for INT 92g in Workday and may also pay for the course online.
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