NOTE: Your internship dates can vary, and should fall within the start and end dates of course. You may apply as soon as your internship dates are confirmed. Before your internship begins, students should be approved and enrolled in the course.
** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.
One pathway to pursue an academic internship is the OISP Independent Internship option: Emory College Summer Independent Internship course INTERN 497: Advanced Practicum for the Major. This option allows for students to:
Design their own internship experience (utilize Emory Career Center and/or other networks to find internship)
Obtain approval letter to provide to employer that documents student is earning academic credit for internship
Have academic internship credit denoted on the Emory College transcript
Earn 1-credit towards total hours needed to graduate
For international students only: whether your internship is paid or unpaid, you should work with your ISSS advisor to obtain work authorization in advance, if eligible.
To be eligible for INTERN 497: Advanced Practicum for the Major, students must meet the following criteria:
Have previously enrolled in INTERN 496 during a prior term.
Be currently enrolled in Emory College of Arts and Sciences: Business school students or students from all other schools are not eligible to participate. Students who have graduated are not eligible to participate.
Be in good academic standing: Students on academic probation are not permitted to participate.
Secure an internship within the United States: Exceptions are made for international students returning to their home country for internship experiences.
Meet minimum internship hours: 120 internship hours; any exception must be approved by the instructor based on the number of hours and project-based work completed
Internship should take place between May 17 - August 6, 2021. Exact dates can vary as long as they are in this time range.
Define how the internship experience is integral part of a student’s academic experience at Emory: Students should identify clear goals of what they want to achieve through the internship. Students should seek internships that are related to their short-term and/or long-term career goals.
For international students only: You must have a declared major by the time of application
Students are enrolled in INTERN 497 will receive 1 credit. The course description is as follows:
INTERN 497: Advanced Practicum to the Major
The Advanced Practicum provides the student with an opportunity to further explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to a professional work setting. Pre-and post-internship assignments are constructed to help students think intentionally about their internship experience, career goals, and professional development.
Pre-requisite: INTERN 496
Process to receive credit:
Student pays a $50 processing fee total (non-refundable)
Tuition for 1-credit is assessed. Tuition waiver is applied. No additional cost to the student.
1-hour workshop that takes place in late April/early May
Evaluation submitted by internship supervisor that verifies total hours completed
Course grade is S/U. Course credit will appear on the transcript. One credit hour will count toward hours needed to graduate.
Once your summer internship is confirmed, submit the online application: Application cycle is open late-January to mid-July. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Click here to start application.
Submit processing fee: $50 fee is required to process your application. The fee is submitted online (via credit card) at the time of application. No refunds are provided.
Receive INTERN 496 approval: Once your application is complete, it takes approximately 10 business days for final approval. A letter of approval may be requested for your employer.
Verify course enrollment: OISP will enroll you in INTERN 497 for 1-credit. Enrollment takes place in early May.
Review OPUS account: OISP will post an award amount to cover the tuition costs of your course. You will see the tuition charge and the award amount posted in OPUS (no additional charges will be required by the student other than the $50 processing fee paid at the time of application submission). If you are enrolling in additional summer courses (Maymester, on-campus, online or study abroad), OISP will adjust your account so appropriate tuition and fees are assessed. Contact OISP if you have questions regarding your account charges.
Attend 1-hour workshop in early May: The workshop will be offered on campus in Atlanta prior to summer term. More details to be announced.
Complete internship: Minimum hours required is 120; any exception must be approved by the instructor based on the number of hours and project-based work completed
Obtain employer evaluation from your supervisor (no later than August 2): All employers must submit an evaluation at the completion of the internship. Students will directly upload the evaluation to the online checklist. Grades should be posted at the end of the summer, see calendar for guidelines. If OISP does not receive an evaluation prior to this date, a grade of Unsatisfactory will be assigned to a student's transcript.
Review grade in OPUS: OISP will post S/U grade to your course in August.
Students will abide by the Emory College Honor Code, which governs all academic work, and the Undergraduate Code of Conduct, which governs conduct requirements. Any violation of either Code will result in actions that may include a written warning or dismissal from the course at any time.