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Not sure what you want to do when you graduate? An internship can be a great way to explore your interests, passions, motivations, and abilities. It is a key component in a successful and proactive career search.

Internship FAQs

Where do I look for an internship?
Who can assist me with this internship process?
When can I complete an internship?
When am I eligible to receive credit for an internship?
Do I need to complete an internship for credit?
When and how do I register for an internship course?
What are the internship course requirements?
I completed an internship last semester, can I receive retroactive credit for it now?
Will I be given an internship if I register for the internship course?
What if I don't have an internship lined up prior to the start of my internship course?
How many times can I receive credit for an internship?
How do I know if my internship will be approved to receive credit?
Can I be paid while receiving credit for my internship?

Where do I look for an internship?

  • The Career Center has a number of online resources, such as HireLOYOLA, Goinglobal (login through HireLOYOLA), Internships.com, and InternMatch, to help you locate a worthwhile experience.
  • For additional website resources, please click here.

Who can assist me with this internship process?

  • Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a career advisor to discuss how to search and apply for internships.
  • Students should also meet with their academic advisors and visit the Academic Advising and Support Center to discuss and solidy their understanding of the internship course process.
  • For more information about Loyola's policy on internships, please review the internship section in the course catalogue.

When can I complete an internship?

  • Typically, internships are offered during the fall, spring, academic year, and summer. Depending on need, a company might also offer a seasonal internship during the winter break.

When am I eligible to receive credit for an internship?

  • Students must be a rising junior (having completed 60 credits), or have junior or senior standing to be eligible to receive credit for an internship.

Do I need to complete an internship for credit?

  • No. Non-credit internships can be arranged between a student and an employer.
  • Special note: Sellinger students, in order to fulfill the internship option of the Experiential Learning graduation requirement, your internship must be associated with an internship course.

When and how do I register for an internship course?

  • Students must obtain instructor permission in order to register for an internship course.
  • Registration for an internship course requires the submission of the Specialized Study Form (pick this up at the Academic Advising and Support Center) no later than the end of the scheduled add/drop period.
  • Internship courses are offered during the fall and spring, and a limited number are offered during the summer. Please note: If enrolled in a summer internship course, your internship does not have to be located in Baltimore.
  • Students can register for a 1- or 3-credit internship course.

What are the internship course requirements?

  • The 1-credit course requires a minimum of 100 working hours over the duration of at least 6 weeks.The 3-credit course requires a minimum of 150 working hours over the duration of an entire semester or summer.
  • Academic assignments vary between the 1- and 3-credit courses. Some assignments may include weekly logs, readings, performance evaluations completed by the on-site supervisor and student, resume and/or cover letter update, and a final paper.

I completed an internship last semester, can I receive retroactive credit now?

  • Unfortunately, retroactive credit is not available. A student must be enrolled in an internship course while concurrently completing their internship.

Will I be given an internship if I register for an internship course?

  • No. The student is responsible to secure an internship; however, The Career Center and faculty members can serve as great resources to help identify potential internship opportunities.

What if I don't have an internship lined up prior to the start of my internship course?

  • It is up to the discretion of the internship course instructor on how long you have to secure an internship in order to continue on with the class.
  • If you are unable to secure an internship by the instructor's deadline, students are encouraged to withdraw from the course and re-enroll during a future semester.

How many times can I receive credit for an internship?

  • Only one internship (3-credits) may count toward 120-credit graduation requirement.
  • The 1-credit course may be repeated for credit, but does not count toward the 120-credits needed for graduation.
  • Special note: Sellinger students, either option (1- or 3-credit internship course) will fulfill the internship option of the Experiential Learning graduation requirement.

How do I know if my internship will be approved to receive credit?

  • Internship approval is per faculty discretion. Depending on departments, an internship agreement may be required, which highlights the duties of the student as well as employer contact information and signatures.

Can I be paid while receiving credit for my internship?

  • This is at the discretion of the department; however, many departments are supportive of students being compensated while receiving credit for their internship.

Additionally, the following sampling of websites may be helpful in conducting your internship search:
**Disclaimer: The Career Center does not maintain any of the following websites, so please use at your own discretion when searching and applying to opportunities.**

Indeed.com Idealist.org
Simplyhired.com InternshipPrograms.com: The Internship Search Engine
Princeton Review Internship Search Externships, Traditional Internships & More
Rising Star Internships Intern Abroad: Opportunities around the Globe
Smithsonian Institute Internships U.S. Department of State
National Organization for Women Environmental Career Organization
EntertainmentCareers.Net Internship & Co-op Opportunities for Undergraduates
National Public Radio Internships National Council for Science and the Environment

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science

Council on International Educational Exchange
Careers Abroad with Global Vision International

 

 

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