Academic Credit for Internships

Internships are valuable experiences. It is possible to get academic credit for internships whether they are paid or unpaid. The steps for getting credit vary within each of the  schools at WashU.

For students in the McKelvey School of Engineering & Applied Science, or the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, consult the Academic Credit & Internships handout (PDF).

For students in the College of Arts & Sciences, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Internship Learning Agreement (PDF).
  2. Register for the course number as advised by your faculty sponsor.
  3. For most summer internships, you may register for the credit the following fall semester.
  4. For all internships, you must register by the appropriate semester add/drop date.
  5. For General Studies credit, write one double-spaced reflection paper and turn it in via email to Maya Ganapathy. Students must also complete all assessment activities assigned by their faculty sponsor.

For more information, consult the Academic Credit & Internships handout (PDF). You can also view a spreadsheet showing the Summary of Departments Offering Internship Credit within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Details about the academic credit process for students enrolled in the Olin School of Business can be found through the MGT 450A-Internship in Business document (PDF).