Academic vs. Non-Academic Internships

Through the internship program, Goucher College is committed to supporting quality internship experiences that help students explore career paths, enhance skills, and provide opportunities to experience the world of work.  Students can choose to do an academic or non-academic internship. For academic internships, credit is awarded through an academic department by following the internship checklist.  Credit is not awarded for non-academic internships and students do not need to follow standards for academic internships.  The CDO assists students in their search for internships, whether the internship is academic or non-academic.  To learn some basic information about locating internships, please review the Finding an Internship handout.

Earning Credit

If you are interested in earning credit for your internship, first be sure to follow steps on the internship checklist on the Internship Learning Agreement (ILA).  Keep in mind that the guidelines and policies were developed to create the best possible environment for you to learn from your internship.  In order to register to receive credit for your internship, you must complete a typed ILA and meet all prerequisites for the internship course. Completed forms should be submitted to the the CDO. If you have questions about completing the ILA, contact the CDO at 410-337-6191 or

The 2013 - 2014 deadlines are:

  • Fall I 2013 - September 3
  • Fall II 2013 - October 18
  • Winter 2014 - December 12
  • Spring I 2014 - January 31
  • Spring II 2014 - March 31
  • Summer I 2014 - June 13
  • Summer II 2014 - July 11
  • For Independent International Academic Internships, refer to the International Internship handout for additional requirements. The required paperwork is due to the Office of International Studies by October 17, 2013 for January 2014 internships and March 12, 2014 for Summer 2014 internships. Keep in mind the length of time needed to obtain a passport, visa, travel and housing arrangements. Incomplete or handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Students will be charged $450 per credit for internships occurring in the summer or winter break. For students seeking internship credit during the Fall and Spring semester, fees for internships are applied if the student is in overload of the 18 credit limit covered by tuition.  

More Internship Information:

  • Internship Profiles
  • Locating an Internship
  • Preparing for the Internship Search
  • Goucher Intern Fellowship
  • International Internships
  • Housing Resources

    Career Development Office Disclaimer
    Goucher College makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Career Development Office, either on the website or in the CDO office. Goucher is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity and safety of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or a private party.

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