The Undergraduate Center for Career Services (UCS) encourages all students to participate in internships, whether they are, for-credit or not-for-credit. UCS assists in obtaining internships by posting available opportunities on BentleyLink, hosting Career Fairs and on-campus interviewing events, conducting mock interviews and resume reviews, and helping to identify opportunities that align with a student’s career interests and objectives. Internships are typically the largest source of full-time employment for each graduating class, with over 30% of full-time positions obtained through this important experiential vehicle.
In cases where academic credit is sought, whether required by the employer/immigration or desired by the student, freshmen/transfer students will have the option of pursuing a One-Credit Internship through Career Services beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. Students interested in pursuing a Three-Credit internship must follow Bentley’s faculty guidelines for Academic Credit Internships.
Students eligibility for the Career Development Internships (CDI 102):
• Satisfactory completion of the Career Development Introduction Seminar (CDI 101) during the fall semester for transfer students and spring semester for first year students
• Students must be in good academic standing
• Approval of the internship by Undergraduate Career Services prior to acceptance of the internship
Tuition: Tuition for both CDI 101 and CDI 102 will be assessed upon enrollment in CDI 101 and thus incorporated into regular semester tuition. There is no incremental cost for enrollment into CDI 102.
Course requirements include the completion of appropriate paperwork, final project, evaluations and a thank you note to the employer. CDI 102 will be introduced to transfer students in the spring semester 2013, and offered thereafter to students who have completed CDI 101 during the summer, fall semester and spring semesters. Fall internships must be performed between September and December. Spring internships must be performed between January and May. Summer Internships must be performed between May and August. A student is expected to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks to enroll.
Maximum credits: CDI 102 does not affect the total number of credits needed for graduation or grade point average. This internship credit does not fulfill major, minor, or degree requirements. The one credit cannot be combined with any other academic credits. Students may complete a maximum of two one-credit internships.
Registration: Students must communicate with Undergraduate Career Services and register through BentleyLink for the internship during the registration period and must register no later than the add/drop period of the semester during which the work is done. If you are working during the summer, you must officially register for a summer internship. Credit will not be granted retroactively. Not all internships are considered credit-worthy and not all students qualify to pursue an internship for credit. It is critical that you speak with Undergraduate Career Services to determine whether your internship will be approved for credit.
Please note: If you are approved and register for this course, you must complete all assignments/evaluations by stated deadlines as this will be listed on your transcript as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
For questions about the approval and registration process, please contact Melissa Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.