During the academic year internships are part of the normal course load. In the summer (IDPT or DEPT) 410 internships do incur a fee based upon the number of credits. Students may take IDPT 415 (0.25 credit, summer internship) for no charge one–time. Students must have the registration complete prior to the start of the given term and internship.
The catalogue description and general expectations for internships for credit follow:
INTERNSHIP ***MUST MEET WITH THE ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TO ADD COURSE***
This course can only be added to your schedule by completing the Register for an Internship for Credit Form, Internship Support Form, and completing the process detailed on the APEX website. A structured, usually off-campus experience, in which a student extends classroom knowledge to a work position within a community, business, or government organization. Student interns work and learn under the joint guidance of a host organization supervisor and a College of Wooster mentor.
The student must arrange the internship in advance through the appropriate department or program. No more than six internships, and a maximum of four Wooster course credits, will count toward graduation. (.25-4 course credits) S/NC course. Prerequisite: The approval of a College of Wooster mentor, department chair, the faculty adviser, and the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning is required. May be repeated. S/NC Annually.
How to Register an Internship for Credit
Before you begin an internship:
- Meet with the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and complete the Register for an Internship for Credit form with your faculty mentor: Register for an Internship for Credit. There is a link at the end of the form to forward to your advisor/chair for approval.
- The faculty mentor should complete the Internship Support Form: Internship Support Form .
- If you are an international student, on an F-1 visa, you are required to obtain and complete the required paperwork from International Student Services (ISS) before registering for this internship credit.
- Complete the following safety forms for in-person experiences: https://collegeofwooster.formstack.com/forms/emergency_action_plan
The following will help you complete the registration form and develop your Internship Learning Plan:
While on your internship: The following resources will be useful to you and your faculty mentor:
Questions? Need help? Contact the Experiential Learning Staff.