Holy Names University Career Services
Internships: Learn by doing!
An internship is a practical experience related to your field of study or career objective. It provides an opportunity to expand your learning outside the classroom, try out career fields, build your resume and launch your career.
The three most common factors that define an internship are these:
- the work has an end point; it is temporary;
- the work includes specific learning objectives; and
- the work is performed under the guidance of a supervisor or mentor.
Options for earning credit
Academic credit cannot be earned for internship hours alone. Credit is earned by using the internship to deepen academic learning and make connections between academic study and work. This may be accomplished by registering for an internship course through your department or CALP 196, Internship Seminar, administered by the Student Success Center.
If your internship work is closely related to your academic major, and your department offers credit for internships through a course or an independent study, you can obtain major credit for your internship and the academic work associated with it. Contact your academic advisor for requirements and registration process. The course must be taken during the same semester as the internship experience.
The Internship Seminar, CALP 196 is a semester-long course offered through the Student Success Center. This course offers an opportunity to earn credit for work in either the non-profit or for-profit sector. Students from all majors may enroll. Credit will be conferred only upon satisfactory completion of all course requirements and a positive evaluation from the site supervisor. Internship start and end dates must fall within the first and last day of classes for the semester during which the course is taken.
Check out the process for enrolling in CALP 196 below.
Enrolling in CALP 196
To register for the Internship Seminar, CALP 196, you must do the following:
- Find an internship. Check out the listing on CareerBeam and schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your options.
- Identify a site supervisor
- Complete a learning Agreement Form (PDF)
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