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2020-2021 Catalog

Internships

First-year students are not eligible for participation in an internship program unless approved by the Academic Progress Committee, and no credit may be given ex post facto for internships.

Internships are available to all students upon completion of their first year, including rising sophomores; internships completed in the summer between the first and second year may count for credits towards graduation at the discretion of the internship department/program.

Internships are offered by several academic departments and involve practical, hands-on experience at jobs generally outside the College community. Academic departments and programs that offer internship courses for credit include A.B. engineering, art, economics, English, film and media studies, government and law, history, music, psychology, theater, and women's and gender studies. Only one internship scheduled through an academic department may count towards the minimum number of courses required for graduation.

Students participating in internships will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. The student's coursework must be approved in advance and be supervised by a member of the department, as well as by personnel at the workplace. Internships may, by departmental approval, be offered under project or independent courses in engineering. At the conclusion of the internship, the student typically prepares a paper on the experience.

Summer internships are available through selected academic departments or the College-wide internship program (INT 200). INT 200 credit is recorded on the transcript, but may not be used to fulfill the minimum course requirement for graduation.

INT 200 – Internship

This course emphasizes learning through the interplay between academic work and fieldwork in a various entities during the summer months. Each internship will be supervised by a faculty member who will provide a formal evaluation of its outcome in consultation with the relevant personnel in the workplace. Under the supervisor’s guidance, each intern will produce a tangible academic project during the internship experience, such as a paper, journal, or portfolio.