Internships

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.

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 career@goucher.edu or 410-337-6191

Applying for Academic Credit

Please note changes to the Academic Internship program mentioned above. 

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.

Deadlines

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 the Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Information page.

Forms to apply for academic credit:

Academic Internship Checklist (PDF)

Internship Learning Agreement (ILA)

Forms to be submitted at the end of the internship:

Student Reflection on Internship Experience

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.
  • 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

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 - view the Internship Learning Agreement.
  • 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 on the Independent International Internship Resources page.

 

For more information on our Goucher Intern Fellowship, please visit the Goucher Intern Fellowship section.


Career Development Office Disclaimer

Goucher College makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Career Development Office (including part-time, full-time, or care giving employment opportunities and internships), 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.