How to Register for an Academic Internship
Seaver College defines an academic internship as a structured, supervised, professional work experience within an organization. The internship is guided by learning goals and reflective assignments. It is supervised academically by a faculty member and professionally by an internship supervisor. All academic internships must be approved in advance, and students must be concurrently enrolled in academic internship units (0 or more units). Students who have completed 25% or more of their total internship work hours and have failed to register may no longer enroll in units related to that particular internship. Individual majors or internship courses may have additional requirements.
It is important that you have confirmation from your faculty member that they are able to oversee your internship before you begin this form.
Students studying on an F-1 visa status must additionally be authorized for curricular practical training by the Office of International Student Services (OISS) in order to participate in an internship.
Seaver College does not grant academic credit for:
- Remote or online internships
- Internships occurring at a home-based business
- Internships where the student's supervisor or the head of the organization is a family member.
Internships must adhere to labor laws. As such internships occurring in the State of California must abide by California overtime regulations. If a student is required to intern for more than 40 hours in a week, 8 hours in a day, or more than 6 days in a row, the student must be paid overtime. Internships occurring in other states must abide by those regulations.
COVID 19 Accommodation: Due to the impact of COVID 19, Seaver College will allow remote internships to be eligible for academic credit through the Fall 2023 term.