Frequently Asked Questions.
An internship is an approved, work experience that complements your academic work. Students must show a clear relationship between the actual internship and past academic studies in the college. A good internship will require special qualifications, both academic and personal, challenge you with new responsibilities and duties, involve you in decision making, and require minimum clerical duties. The work must also be structured to enable an employee of the organization to supervise and evaluate the student’s performance and verify hours worked. Learn more about what qualifies as an internship.
The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination. Search through Drew’s online internship database, called Handshake. We also encourage you to create your own project through contact with faculty, alumni, family, and friends. Check out some of our past internships. Learn more about internship search strategies.
Projects for credit may be done during Fall, January, Spring, or Summer semesters. It is important to plan ahead for your internship, preferably early in the preceding semester. The registration deadlines for Summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 academic year can be found here.
No. You may intern in any state or country as long as you can electronically submit your required documents to email@example.com. However, all internships need to be approved by our office before you begin. No retroactive credit is allowed. Be sure to completely fill out the Student Learning Contract before the start of your internship. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Our office is located in Sycamore Cottage. Please email email@example.com with any further questions.
A zero-credit Internship is an option for students to fulfill the off-campus, experiential learning graduation requirement without impacting their credit load. If you have questions about arranging a zero-credit internship, please review the Student Learning Contract before you contact us at Sycamore Cottage, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Internships may be either four credits, two credits, or zero credits depending on the number of hours of work. A student must decide the number of credits at the beginning of the internship and list it on their Learning Contract, so that they can be registered for the appropriate number of credits.
A grade of Pass is granted after successful completion of the project. All internship components must be met by deadlines to receive a passing grade.
No! Students must show a clear relationship between the work on the project and at least 2 courses in an academic study at Drew. At least 1 course must be completed prior to the project; the other course may be taken concurrently with the project.
Yes! Some majors/minors and academic programs may require a 4-credit or 2-credit internship, including: Business Studies, Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies, Pan-African Studies, and Women’s Studies. Internship credits may also be applied to the Arts Administration, Environmental Studies, Spanish and Writing minors. Approval for any majors/minors must be discussed with the chairperson or director of that department. This approval must be documented either by signature on the Student Learning Contract or with a written/emailed note to email@example.com.
Summer and January internships are registered and recorded as a Summer or January course, but the credits will appear on your transcript during the following semester (provided all requirements have been met).
A flat tuition fee of $350 (plus $25 application/registration fee) will be charged for both Summer and January internship credits. Per credit charges may be added to your bill, if you are not enrolled full-time or if you are registered for more than 21 credits (or less than 12 credits) during the Fall or Spring. Fees change, so please check with Student Accounts located in Brother’s College or email firstname.lastname@example.org before getting your internship registered.
Yes! Both paid and volunteer internship positions are acceptable for credit.
Yes! You can apply for an Internship Award. Most students utilize these donor funds to offset transportation costs. No awards are guaranteed. Students can expect to hear back within two weeks of applying. Internship awards cannot be used for tuition costs. You must apply at least two weeks prior to your start date (earlier is preferred). Please email email@example.com if you have any further questions.