Internship opportunities are available in all colleges. In many cases, the internship is a required part of the college curriculum. Internship is designed to provide eligible students with practical work experience in their chosen field of study while earning academic credit. Internships generally vary between 4.5 and 13.5 credits, depending on the academic program of study. For details regarding specific program options and eligibility requirements, please refer to the current catalog for the appropriate campus.
Students are also encouraged to contact Experiential Education & Career Services for details regarding internships for specific academic programs and refer to Internship Programs. For locations, hours and contact information, please consult the JWU Directory.
Beginning in January, eligible students register for the term in which they wish to take an internship in the upcoming academic year. Students are urged to register early to secure their internship in their chosen term, as selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students with a required internship who don’t register by the stated deadline will be automatically registered for a term by Experiential Education & Career Services. For more information, visit Internship Registration.
Students who do not meet prerequisites 3 months prior to the selected term may be dropped from the internship and reassigned a new term. Additionally, internship registration will be removed if a student withdraws or fails to enroll in any term prior to their selected internship term.
Graduate students need to meet with Experiential Education & Career Services prior to registering for internship. These students must have their internships approved by the graduate department chair. Once approved, Experiential Education & Career Services will register the student for internship.
Students interested in participating in an internship outside of the US can find details on International Internships.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Some academic programs and/or sites require a 2.75 GPA.
- International internships require a 3.25 GPA.
- Graduate internships require a 3.5 GPA.
Internships for International Students
Due to immigration regulations, international students are only permitted to participate in an internship (curricular practical training) if it is included in their curriculum program. All internships are subject to an approval process through Experiential Education & Career Services and the International Student Services Office. International students must submit all paperwork at least 2 weeks before the end of the previous term to Experiential Education & Career Services to allow enough time to process the internship request. Failure to do so will result in the internship not being approved. Note: International students who work on campus must consult with Student Employment and the International Student Services Office to determine eligibility to work on campus while completing an internship.