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.
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. Click on "Save As" to save your ILA to your A:, G:, or C: drive. Once the ILA is complete, print the form and then obtain signatures from your academic adviser, faculty internship sponsor, and site supervisor. Completed forms should be submitted to the the CDO. If you have questions about completing the ILA, contact the CDO.
The 2012 - 2013 deadlines are:
- Fall I 2012 - September 4
- Fall II 2012 - October 19
- Winter 2013 - December 6
- Spring I 2013 - February 5
- Spring II 2013 - April 1
- Summer I 2013 - June 14
- Summer II 2013 - July 12
- For Independent International Academic Internships, refer to the International Internship handout for additional requirements and contact the Office of International Studies by October 31, 2012 for January 2013 and March 29, 2013 for Summer 2013. Keep in mind the length of time needed to obtain a passport, visa, travel and housing arrangements. ILA is due to CDO on regular deadlines. Incomplete or handwritten forms will not be accepted by the CDO.
***Starting Summer 2013: 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
- What Internships Can I Do With a Major In... (in progress)
- Locating an Internship
- Preparing for the Internship Search
- Summer Internship Awards
- 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.
This web site also contains links to other web sites not under the control of the Career Development Office and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The CDO provides these links only as a convenience and assumes assume no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them.