Internships for Credit

Internships for Credit

Want class credit for your internship? Here's the scoop:

Register for an internship seminar course (see list by major below) and pay tuition based on the number of credits. Register at the beginning of the semester you'll be completing your credit internship; retroactive internship credit is not granted. Credit internships normally count as electives. Some academic departments allow a second internship for credit towards graduation (not another elective). Calvin will accept 12 internship credits. Any over 12 will not be counted for graduation.

If you are not eligible for an internship course, you can still complete a non-credit internship to gain professional experience. If you are unsure what is best for you, contact Beth Cok at bcok@calvin.edu for assistance.

Archaelogy: IDIS 340 Field Work in Archaeology

Description: Offered in conjunction with field work done by Calvin faculty and qualified field schools of other universities, summer, 3-6 credit hours
Prerequisites: IDIS 240 and permission of the instructor

Art: ART 380 Internship in Communication Design

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 credit hours, work at least ten hours per week; to enroll in this course, students must submit a written proposal to the chair for approval.
Prerequisites: Five studio art courses and departmental approval

Art: ART 385 Internship in Visual Studies

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 credit hours, work at least ten hours per week; to enroll in this course, students must submit a written proposal to the chair for approval
Prerequisites: Five studio art courses and departmental approval.

Biology: BIOL 385 Internship in Biology

Description: Offered fall, spring, interim, and summer, 0-4 credit hours,
Prerequisites: At least a sophomore standing in Biology, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, an average GPA of 2.0 or better in all credited science and mathematics courses, and approval by both the department and the off-campus employer

Business: BUS 359 Internship in Business

Description: Offered fall, spring, and summer, 4 credits, work at least ten hours per week
Prerequisites: BUS 160, BUS 203, and permission of both the internship coordinator in Career Development and internship professor

Chemistry: CHEM 385 Internship in Chemistry

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 or 4 credit hours, work at least 10 hours per week
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, must have cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, an average GPA of 2.0 or better in all credited science and mathematics courses, must have completed the second semester of Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 232) or equivalent, must complete a research agreement form, and be approved by both the department and the off-campus employer

Communications Arts and Sciences: CAS 346 Internship in Communication

Description: Offered fall, spring, and summer, 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, 2.5 GPA, and permission of the department

Computer Science: CS 394 Senior Internship in Computing

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 credit hours, work at least 10 hours per week, includes information systems students
Prerequisites: CS 262 and senior standing

Congregational and Ministry Studies: CMS 381 Internship

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 credit hours, work at least 8 hours per week in internship opportunities in a congregation
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, permission of instructor and completion of at least 2 courses in the CMS minor

Engineering: ENGR 185/285/385 Engineering Internship or ENG 387 International Eng Internship

Description: Summer, 0 credit hours (receive transcript recognition), work full-time for 9 consecutive weeks

English: ENGL 380 Internship

Description: Offered fall and spring, 4 credit hours, work at least ten hours per week in a job related to English studies
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, 2.0 college and department GPA, and permission of advisor

Environmental Studies: ENST 385 Internship in Environmental Studies

Description: Offered fall or spring, 3 credit hours,
Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 210, 302, and permission of the instructor

Geography: GEOG 385 Internship in Geography

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 210, 302, and permission of instructor

History: HIST 393 Museum Studies

Description: Offered fall and spring, 3 credit hours, at least 140 hours of interning in a museum with historical or archaelogical exhibits

International Development: IDS 359 Internship in Development

Description: Offered fall and spring, 12 credit hours, work for four to five months with World Renew
Prerequisites: IDS 201 or SPHO 205, IDS 355 or STHO 212, Sociology 253, a semester educational experience in a developing nation or its equivalent, appropriate language capabilities, and junior/senior status

Kinesiology: KIN or RECR 346 Field Internship

Description: Offered fall, spring and summer, 3-12 credit hours
Prerequisites: Recreation majors must first complete all courses in the recreation program, other Kinesiology majors must have junior or senior standing, all students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and the approval of the department advisor.

Liberal Arts majors interested in nonprofit: IDIS 385 Comenius Scholars Internship

Description: 3 credit hours, fall and spring, nonprofit internship along with course teaching nonprofit leadership skills
Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior status; be a liberal arts major with no available department internship course, need to apply for the program and be selected to participate

Political Science: POLS 380 Internship in State or Local Government

Description: 4-6 credit hours, work at least 16 hours per week
Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior status; appropriate course background in political science or related fields, and permission of the Calvin instructor

Psychology: PSYC 380 Internship in Psychology

Description: Offered fall and spring, 4 credit hours, work at least eight hours per week
Prerequisites: Junior or senior psychology major, completion of course sequences related to the internship specialization (information available from the Psychology department), and departmental approval of student application

Sociology: SOC 380 Internship in Sociology

Description: Offered spring, 3 credit hours, work at least eight hours per week
Prerequisites: Senior sociology major, completion of Sociology 151, 255, and completion of or concurrent registration in Sociology 318 and 320

Youth Ministry: IDIS 380 Youth Ministry Internship

Description: Offered fall and spring, 4 credit hours, work at least eight hours per week
Prerequisites: Junior or senior class level; completion of IDIS 374 or Psychology 322; Education 102 or the permission of the instructor

Off Campus:

CSP 345 Chicago Semester Field Internship

Description: Offered fall and spring, 9 credit hours, work four days per week

STDC 344 Washington, D.C. Semester

Description: 8 credit hours, work four days a week, spring semester only, need to take 1 semester prep course, POLS 241 in the preceding fall