Academic Internships

Many students here at St. Mike’s choose to earn academic credit for their internship experiences. Students who are planning to complete an academic internship will need to take the following steps:    

  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor to:
    • Discuss your plan to pursue an internship for academic credit
    • Decide if a credit-bearing internship will fit in with your overall academic plan
    • Ask about departmental internship requirements
    • Ask about internship course registration and faculty supervision for your major
  2. Meet with a career coach in your area of interest (making an appointment in Handshake will direct you to the correct coach):
    • Learn about the internship search and application process
    • Identify relevant opportunities and helpful resources
    • Ask questions and get help throughout the process
  3. Secure an internship site that meets the criteria established by your major and the College.
  4. Register for an internship course during the open course registration period. The internship course options are as follows: “ID-499” (any major), BU-498 (business majors), or MJD-413 (MJDA majors) or ED-499 (Education majors). 
  5. After you register, you should make an appointment with a Career Coach to assist you in finding an internship. Once an internship is secured, you will be given access to Experiences in Handshake. The Experiences link is a workflow for you to get everything in place for your academic internship before the semester begins.

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