Gaining experience is a critical step in preparing for your future career. The CDO can assist you in your search by teaching you how to locate opportunities, apply, and accept offers. Utilize the resources below to get started exploring internship opportunities.

Locating an Internship

Applying for Academic Credit

Changes to the Academic Internship Program, starting Fall 2017

Updates to the Goucher curriculum resulted in the following changes to  the Academic Internship Program: 

  • Internship courses will now be offered for 1-4 credits, depending on the major  
  • Each credit will require 45 hours of work at the internship site, so a 1 credit internship course = 45 hours of work at the internship site, 2 credits = 90 hours, 3 credits = 135 hours and 4 credits = 180 hours. 

For more information, please contact the CDO at or 410-337-6191.

The Updated ILA and Checklist for Fall Internships will be Posted in August.

In order to recognize the learning that occurs in internships, academic departments may award credit for an internship if a student gains approval from a faculty internship sponsor within the department they wish to receive credit from and the internship is related to a student's major or career goals. Internship courses are implemented at the departmental level. Each department has established internship courses that are specific to their department with distinct prerequisites and academic requirements.

Follow these steps to apply for academic credit:

  1. Secure an internship and discuss responsibilities and expectations with site supervisor.
  2. Discuss internship with faculty member in department they are seeking credit from. It is the faculty's responsibility to decide if the internship warrants academic credit.
  3. If the faculty member supports the internship for credit, begin the application process by reviewing the Academic Internship Checklist and completing the Internship Learning Agreement(ILA) found below.
  4. By completing the ILA, emails are automatically generated for approval from the Academic Advisor, Faculty Internship Sponsor, Site Supervisor, and the Office of International Studies(if applicable).

Still uncertain? Contact our office, we'd be happy to walk you through it.


August 31, 2017 - Fall I

October 20, 2017 - Fall II

There is a per credit fee associated with receiving academic credit for internships in the summer.  For more information, please see the Part-Time Undergraduates section on this page.

Forms to apply for academic credit:

Academic Internship Checklist (updated checklist will be posted in August)

Internship Learning Agreement (ILA) Form (ILA form for Fall 2017 Internships will be posted in August)

Forms to be submitted at the end of the internship:

Student Evaluation of Internship Form

Performance Evaluation (to be completed by the site supervisor)

International Internship Policies

Goucher provides several options to students who are interested in pursuing international internships - experiences which take place outside of the United States. Both the Offices of International Studies and Career Development are involved in the process of working with students pursuing international internships. OIS helps students understand the logistics and process of working abroad and the CDO works with students to understand the process of receiving academic credit.

  • For students pursuing an independent international internship for academic credit, an Internship Learning Agreement must be completed one month before the end of classes the semester prior to the semester in which the internship will be completed(Internship Learning Agreement is located here).
  • As part of the Internship Learning Agreement application process, the Office of International Studies will be contacted to approve the internship location. Sites without approval will not be considered for credit. Students are strongly encouraged to have an in person meeting before submitting the Internship Learning Agreement.
  • Students pursuing an internship as part of their Goucher study abroad program or a non-Goucher study abroad program do not need to complete an Internship Learning Agreement.

Please contact OIS at 410-337-6455 or visit the Office of International Studies for more information.

Need a starting point for your international internship search? Take a look at some resources here.

Goucher Intern Fellowship

Career Development Office Disclaimer

The Career Development Office at Goucher College abides by the principles set forth by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and expects that employers who use the Center's services will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, or genetic information.

All employment listings are posted at the sole discretion of The Career Development Office's Recruitment Team. We reserve the right to reject job postings that appear to be fraudulent or do not support the core values of the College.