Policies Governing Internships

General Policies for All Credit-Bearing Internships

All Credit-Bearing Internships are subject to the following Registrar’s Office Policies:

  • Entire application process, including faculty submission of student information to Registrar, must be completed no later than the Add/Drop Deadline of each semester.
  • Any courses dropped to accommodate internship course registration beyond the Add/Drop Deadline of each semester are subject to published refund deadlines.
  • Regular withdrawal deadlines and penalties apply once the student has been registered for the internship course through the Registrar’s Office. 
  • Regular grade reporting deadlines apply.  Incomplete grades must be changed within 60 days of the last day of the semester to avoid conversion to an F.

Additional Policies for Three-Credit Internships

Field-Based Learning

Field-based learning is an important part of the graduate curriculum allowing students to gain valuable industry experience and networking opportunities. Students can explore interests, and use knowledge gained from coursework in their work environment.

Field-based options include:

  • Internships
  • Courses with Fieldwork Projects
  • Global Business Experience Courses

Students are, however, limited to taking no more than two of the following to satisfy elective or concentration requirements:

  • Credit Bearing Internships
  • Field-based Directed Studies
  • Global Business Experience Courses

A three-credit internship is subject to the policies governing Field Based Learning:

  • All required work for an internship must be completed during the term of registration. 
  • MS and MBA Students may only take a total of two Field Based Learning courses. 
  • Dual Degree students may take a total of three Field Based Learning courses including one-for-credit internship in each of their degrees; however, only one non-classroom based course can be shared across MS and MBA degrees.
  • A three-credit internship experience cannot be used to extend a one-credit internship; students completing both must clearly distinguish the two in terms of work responsibility and supervision.

Additional Policies for One-Credit Internships

One-credit internship are subject to the following policies:

  • All required work for an internship must be completed during the term of registration. 
  • Students are limited to a single one-credit internship. 
  • A one-credit internship experience cannot be used to extend a three-credit internship; students completing both must clearly distinguish the two in terms of work responsibility and supervision. 
  • All one-credit internships are 500 level courses; students should consult program guides for degree requirements.

Additional Policies for International Students

  • International students must meet immigration regulations in order to complete an internship.

Additional Policies for Graduate Assistants (GA)