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:
Be sure to review available funding opportunities below.
Step 1: Secure an internship
The Seaver College Career Center 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 http://www.pepperdine.edu/internationalstudents/f-1-students/cpt.htm 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.
Step 3: Complete the forms
1 unit = 45 hours
2 units = 90 hours
3 units = 135 hours
4 units = 180 hours
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 2014: September 5, 2014
Spring 2015: January 23, 2015
Summer 2015: Session 1 - May 13, 2015
Session 2 - June 10, 2015
Session 3 - July 8, 2015
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
* 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.
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