Registering for an Internship Course

Course Credit & Hour Requirements

  • Internship courses will now be offered for 0-4 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.
  • A zero-credits internship course requires 30 hours of work at the internship site.

For more information, please contact the CEO at career@goucher.edu or 410-337-6191.

What are the steps to Register for an internship course?

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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. Ensure eligibility to receive credit by meeting with your Academic Advisor.
  2. Secure an internship and discuss responsibilities, expectations, and supervision plans with an internship Site Supervisor.
  3. Discuss internship with faculty member in department from which you are seeking credit and request they become the Faculty Internship Sponsor for the internship course. Determine learning outcomes and how to demonstrate achievement of those, in collaboration with this faculty member. It is the faculty internship sponsor's responsibility to decide if the internship warrants academic credit.
  4. If applying for credit for an independent international internship, see below for more information and meet with the Office of Global Education to gain information and approval.
  5. If the faculty member supports the internship for credit, review the Academic Internship Checklist and complete the Internship Learning Agreement (ILA).

Once the ILA is submitted, emails are automatically generated for approval from the Academic Advisor, Faculty Internship Sponsor, Site Supervisor, and the Office of Global Education (if applicable). It is important to have all conversations before submitting the ILA.

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

When are the deadlines to submit an ILA?

*Please note that the Interim Internship Policy is still in effect for Spring and Summer 2021. See top of this page for more information.

Feb 12th, 2021 – Early Deadline to submit an ILA for a Spring internship

April 2, 2021 – Final Deadline to submit an ILA for a Spring internship

May 10, 2021 – Work due to Faculty Internship Sponsor for a  Spring internships (important date for the ILA)

June 6, 2021 – Early Deadline to submit an ILA for a Summer internship

July 9, 2021 – Final Deadline to submit an ILA for a Summer internship

What forms do I need to register for an internship course?

Please review first:

Information Sheet for Registering for an Internship Course (PDF)

Internship Learning Agreement (ILA) 

Optional: Review Sample ILA

What forms need to be Submitted at the end of the Internship?

Student Reflection on Internship Experience

Performance Evaluation (to be completed by the site supervisor)

Is there a fee to register for an internship course?

During the fall and spring semesters, most full time students build their internship course into their course load. As long as students do not exceed the 18-hour max load, there is no additional fee for academic credit for an internship. If students do go into course overload, they will need to 1) petition the Associate Provost to be in overload, and 2) pay any fees associated with that overload. For more information, please see the Part-Time Undergraduates section on this page.

For summer and winter internships, there is a per-credit fee associated with registering for an academic course for an internship. For more information, please see the Part-Time Undergraduate section on this page.