Internship Programs

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. For details regarding specific programs, please refer to the current catalog.

Students are encouraged to contact the office of Experiential Education & Career Services for details regarding internships for specific academic programs or refer to careers. For locations, hours and contact information, please consult the JWU Directory.

Registration

Beginning in January, eligible day program 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 who are required to select an internship and don’t register by the stated deadline will be automatically registered for a term by Experiential Education & Career Services.

Students who do not meet prerequisites 3 months prior to the selected term may be dropped from 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.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Some academic programs and/or sites require a 2.75 GPA.
  • International internships require a 3.25 GPA.

Credits

Internships generally vary between 4.5 and 13.5 credits, depending on the academic program of study.

Academic Programs

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences internship opportunities are available. Students can use their elective credits to complete an internship once they have completed 90 credits.  

College of Business

Internship opportunities are available primarily for students who have completed 90 credits. Students use their elective credits to complete internships.

College of Culinary Arts

Depending on the specific major within the College of Culinary Arts, there are different internship requirements and options. Some academic programs include a required sophomore-level internship while others require a senior-level required internship or study abroad. It is important that students refer to the catalog for program-specific details. 

College of Hospitality Management

In some academic programs within the school, a 3000-level, 13.5 credit internship is required as part of the curriculum. Students who have completed 130 credits also have the opportunity to complete a 4000-level internship using their elective credits.

Internships for International Students

Due to immigration regulations, international students are only permitted to participate in an internship if it is included in their curriculum program. All internship assignments are subject to an approval process through Experiential Education & Career Services and the International Student Center. Note: International students who work on-campus must consult with Student Employment to determine eligibility to work on campus while completing an internship.