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How to Register for an Academic Internship

In order to receive academic credit for an internship, the internship must be approved.  Thus the registration process is different from that of other classes. The Seaver Dean's office will register you once you have satisfactorily completed the steps listed below.

Here's how to get started

Step 1: Secure an Internship

Seaver College Career Services offers resources to assist with résumé preparation and your internship search.  Be sure to take advantage of this valuable resource. Students majoring in communication should take advantage of the internship resources in the Communication Division.  Contact Debbie Wideroe for more information.

If you are an international student with an F-1 visa, the Department of Homeland Security regulations stipulate that you must have been lawfully enrolled full-time for one full academic year under the same SEVIS number before engaging in an internship (Curricular Practical Training - CPT.) Please visit the Office of International Student Services (OISS) website for important information and instructions. You may not begin any work until you have completed the Seaver Dean's internship registration process and then finally been authorized to work by your Designated School Official (DSO).

Step 2: Find an internship professor

In order to receive academic credit for an internship, you will need an internship professor. For assistance in finding an internship professor, please contact your division's office manager (see Division Contacts tab below).

Step 3: Complete the forms

1 unit = 45 hours

2 units = 90 hours

3 units = 135 hours

4 units = 180 hours

  • Secure signatures.  You will need to get a signature from your employer, faculty member, division chair (of your major), and the assistant dean.
    • To obtain the signature of the assistant dean, deliver signed forms to the Seaver Dean's office (TAC Suite 320).  At this point we will register you.

Important Deadlines: Students must submit their completed forms to the Seaver Dean's office (TAC Suite 320) no later than the second Friday of the term by 5 p.m. PST.

Fall 2015: September 11, 2015

Spring 2016: January 22, 2016

Summer 2016: Session 1 - May 11, 2016
                        Session 2 - June 8, 2016
                        Session 3 - July 7, 2016

Late Registration: You must petition the credits committee to request registration after the deadline.  Submit your completed internship registration form along with your petition. Click here for the petition form.

Step 4: Confirm your registration on WaveNet

You will receive an email from Ellen Snow or Esther O'Connor stating that you have been registered. Please go to WaveNet to confirm your registration.

Division Contacts


Divisional Dean: Dean Baim

Office Manager: Rhonda Huddleston


Divisional Dean: Ken Waters

Office Manager: Esther O'Connor

Fine Arts

Divisional Dean: Cathy Thomas Grant

Office Manager: Danah Sanders

Humanities and Teacher Education

Divisional Dean: Michael Ditmore

Office Manager: Genny Moore

International Studies and Languages

Divisional Dean: Paul Begin

Office Manager: Shannon Latson

Natural Science

Divisional Dean: Rodney Honeycutt

Office Manager: Stephanie Adler


Divisional Dean: Tim Willis

Office Manager: Tiffany Ferguson

Social Science

Divisional Dean: Steve Rouse

Office Manager: Bob Escudero

Funding Opportunities

Randall and Lindley Travel Scholarship

To help offset the travel costs incurred by students participating in internships during the fall and spring terms, the Randall and Lindley families have generously donated money to assist students.

  • Eligibility: Enroll in at least one graded unit. Additional units may be taken credit/no credit.
  • Distribution: As long as funds are available, each eligible student will receive a $500 travel scholarship toward their student account.* (As long as funds are available.)
  • Students are only eligible for one of these scholarships.

* It is possible that some students may not be eligible even when enrolled in one graded unit of scholarship. This level of eligibility is determined by financial aid policies.

Summer Internship Scholarships

To help offset the tuition costs incurred by students participating in internships in the summer, Seaver College offers a scholarship of up to 2 units.

  • Eligibility: Enroll in at least one graded unit. Additional units may be taken credit/no credit.
  • Process: Simply mark the "Summer Scholarship" box on the internship/field work agreement.
  • The deadline for receiving the summer scholarship is the same as the summer session 3 registration deadline. All paperwork must be submitted and the student must be registered by this deadline in order to be eligible for the summer scholarship. No late registrations will be considered.

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