Credits and Hours
The number of hours a student dedicates to the internship dictates the number of credits allotted for the experience. Follow the best practices credit & hours chart provided to guide the decision on credit eligibility for the internship (35-40 hours/1 credit earned):
Hours & Credits (13 wks)
Hours & Credits (10 wks)
35 hours per credit
|3 cr – 105 hrs | 8 hrs/wk
4 cr – 140 hrs | 11 hrs/wk
5 cr – 175 hrs | 13 hrs/wk
6 cr – 210 hrs | 16 hrs/wk
7 cr – 245 hrs | 19 hrs/wk
8 cr – 280 hrs | 22 hrs/wk
9 cr – 315 hrs | 24 hrs/wk
10 cr – 350 hrs | 27 hrs/wk
11 cr – 385 hrs | 30 hrs/wk
12 cr – 420 hrs | 32 hrs/wk
3 cr – 105 hrs | 11 hrs/wk
4 cr – 140 hrs | 14 hrs/wk
5 cr – 175 hrs | 18 hrs/wk
6 cr – 210 hrs | 21 hrs/wk
7 cr – 245 hrs | 25 hrs/wk
8 cr – 280 hrs | 28 hrs/wk
9 cr – 315 hrs | 32 hrs/wk
10 cr – 350 hrs | 35 hrs/wk
11 cr – 385 hrs | 39 hrs/wk
12 cr – 420 hrs | 42 hrs/wk
+ 3 credits
+ 3 credits
CCEE offers civic engagement, career education and internship classes to fulfill elective or major credits when applicable. Below are the course descriptions and sample syllabi.
- ITR 300 Identify personal strengths, interests, and professional values related to career exploration. Develop professional job and internship search skills. (Seminar/Online) Pre: sophomore standing; NOT for BUS or Wanting BUS students.
- ITR 302 Field experience gained at placement site through participation in the ITR program. The experience will be defined by a job description and learning contract arranged by the ITR director between the student intern, the intern’s faculty advisor, and the relevant agency supervisor. (Practicum) Pre: junior or senior standing, a minimum quality point average of 2.50, participation in the ITR program, and permission of faculty advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 24 credits. S/U credit.
- ITR 304 Seminar format. Discussions of issues and problems raised by internship experiences in public service agencies. (Seminar/Online) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 302 for 304. Required for and open only to students enrolled in the ITR program.
- CSV 301 Learning through a community service experience related to course content. Experience defined by a job description and learning contract; includes orientation and reflection. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in a course that offers community service experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. S/U only.
- CSV 302 Learning through a community service project that addresses a specific community need at the University. Project proposed and supervised by an instructor, and varies each semester. Includes mandatory seminar. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
- CSV 303 Learning through a community service project that addresses a specific need in the off-campus community. Project proposed and supervised by an instructor and varies each semester. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. S/U only.
Course Materials and Assessment Tools
If you are integrating experiential learning into new or existing courses, assessment and instructional tools below can guide the learning outcomes and assess both student and supervisor perspectives regarding soft-skill development.
- Supervisor Evaluation – measures soft-skill development and student learning outcome achievement
- Student Final Evaluation – measures student perceived soft-skill development and satisfaction with learning opportunity
- Sample Learning Contracts– guides the student in developing a learning contract
- Informational Interviewing Assignment– opportunity to learn about a particular industry and network within the field of interest
- Portfolio Grade Sheet– measures completion of learning contract goals
- Portfolio Description Sheet- describes the learning outcomes for developing an e-portfolio
The Employer Guide to Creating a Meaningful Learning Experience can provide information on defining the experience, generating a learning contract, and department of labor and training fair labor standards act. The guidebook should serve as a useful resource for you and your employer partner.