Many UI majors do not require an internship. Check with your Degree Audit or academic advisor to see if your degree requires an internship.
• Credit toward degree requirements – Your internship is recorded on you academic transcript and can be used toward your degree and elective requirements.
• Quality control – The instructor for your internship credit will review the quality of your internship work to determine if it is related to your field of study or your future career.
• Stronger connection between coursework and internship – The assignments you will be submitting for your internship credit will help you reflect on how you are applying the knowledge you learned in class to this hands-on work experience.
• Cost – You must register and pay for internship credits just as you do for all other classes you take. Credit must be earned during the term that you are doing your internship. Summer credits are charged on a per-credit basis. Check with the Summer Sessions office for the cost of summer credits.
• Additional Assignments – In addition to the work you will be performing at your internship site, you will also need to submit additional assignments in order to receive internship credit. These additional assignments are determined by your department’s internship credit coordinator.