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Academic Credit for your Internship

Step One: Discuss internships with your faculty advisor.

  • Learn about the types of experiences which will count for credit.
  • Determine when an internship best fits into your academic plan.
  • Gain advice on when to start searching and with which employers the college has strong relationships.

Step Two: Secure an internship.

  • Meet with the staff in Career Development to search for experiences.
  • Utilize the CD office to develop application materials. 
  • Schedule a mock interview to strengthen your interview skills. 

Step Three: Ask a faculty member to supervise you.

  • Request a faculty member from a department related to your internship to supervise the experience. 
  • Register for the credit before beginning the internship; take the credit at the same time as your internship.
  • Align your number of internship credits with the college’s requirements; each credit requires 30 hours on-site and five hours of academic work.
  • Plan ahead; you may earn up to 16 total credits of internship prior to graduation.
  • Keep tuition in mind: in order to avoid overload tuition fees, try to stay at 19 credits or less during any given semester.

Step Four: Register for academic credit.

  • Login to your SC Connect portal.
  • Within the “My Links” section, click the "Career Development" icon.
  • Within "Career Development," click the "Internship Credit" icon.

If you have any questions, please email careers@simpson.edu.