Getting Course Credit for Your Internship
Turn your internship into an opportunity to earn 0-3 credit hours while learning about business theories, principles and practices utilized in your major field of study. By registering for Professional Internship (BSAD 395), you will reflect on what you learn in the classroom and apply it directly in a professional business setting through an approved internship. You’ll work with an academic advisor, internship coordinator, a sponsoring faculty member and your internship employer supervisor to complete the course.
What types of experiences can be considered as an internship?
The internship must meet certain standards and expectations. BSAD 395 uses the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) definition of “internship.”
Credit hours for the internship are based around the quality of academic assignments submitted about the internship. Students cannot earn internship credit for their current job but can earn internship credit for an experience in a new area at their current organization if it relates to their undergraduate academic studies. Regardless of the academic credit awarded for the internship (0, 1, 2 or 3 credit hours), all internships must involve at least 150 hours of work.
What are the steps to enroll in the course?
- Meet with an academic advisor in the Business Advising and Student Engagement office to discuss if/how BSAD 395 will count toward your degree.
- Contact Business Career Center to be added to the Canvas course to submit pre-internship documents and assignments.
- Once you have been added to the Canvas Course, you will see further instructions for you to:
- Submit a copy of your internship description or create an internship proposal.
- Contact the appropriate faculty/staff member to complete the Academic Credit Contract.
- Contact your internship employer supervisor to complete the Memorandum of Understanding.
- Once approval is granted, enroll in the course in MyRed.
What assignments are required for the course?
- Complete a final paper or presentation as determined in the meeting with your faculty member.
- Schedule a career coaching session with the Business Career Center to review your resume with your internship added and upload the revised resume.
- Receive an evaluation from your internship employer supervisor and submit.
- Complete a self-evaluation and submit.
How will participation in BSAD 395 help me?
- Transcription of the internship onto your academic record.
- Credit toward graduation (if selecting the 1-3 section).
- Opportunity to collaborate with a faculty member.
- Deeper processing of the internship experience and how it relates to academic content and future career goals.
To learn more, view the public syllabus at: https://canvas.unl.edu/courses/120824/assignments/syllabus