Over 1000 internship placements are available in almost any field. 2nd semester sophomore, junior, or senior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA is preferred for internships applicants. You will earn 3 summer or 6 semester credits through the internship combined with the Learning through Internships course. All students find out their internship placement about 2 weeks prior to departure. Students are required to submit additional application materials in order to apply for the internship. These material can be found under the Apply tab. Please note that internships are not open to Freshmen.
All students participating in an internship will enroll in the Global Internship Program course and work 20 hours per week. The 6-credit internship will require additional projects, assignments and activities that make up the additional contact and work hours spent on the course. Students participating in the 6-credit internship are eligible for a 12 credit reduced course-load due to the time commitment required for the internship. Note: This policy excludes Carlson School of Business students who are required to be enrolled in a minimum of 13-credits. Students have the option of participating in a 3-credit internship, but the preference is for students to complete the 6-credit internship. Students participating in the 3-credit option are not eligible for the 12-credit reduced course load. If you anticipate taking 12 credits, rather than 13 or more, the Learning Abroad Center recommends that you submit a “13 Credit Exemption Request” to your college advising office. This form can be found on the One Stop Student Services website.
Applying for an Internship
Within the CAPA application, students will indicate that they would like to participate in an internship. Students will provide CAPA with the required application materials and give them their top 3 areas of interests for potential placements. Students are encouraged to speak to CAPA directly or work with their academic advisers to determine their 3 choices. CAPA uses this information to find a placement. Students are informed of their placement 2 weeks prior to departure.
Sample internship placements can be found here and information about the internship process can be found here. Past internships have been in the fields listed below, but this is not a complete list. If you do not see the field you are interested in, inquire at the Learning Abroad Center about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.
- Accounting, Business, or Economics
- Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations
- Art, Film, or Photography
- Communications, Journalism, or Broadcasting
- Criminal Justice
- Music, Dance, or Theater
- Environmental Studies
- Human Resources
- Human Rights
- Interior Design
- Political Science
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Sports Management
Review the CAPA Internship Handbook for additional information about the internship process and expectations.