Internship Requirements

Apply Your Talent

New! Internship Feedback Form: If you are a student, employer, or faculty member, who is participating (or has participated) in an student internship experience, you can share any related thoughts and feedback with the Career Development Center using this form.

4 & 8 Credit Internship Deadlines

All deadlines are subject to add/withdrawal deadlines.

Summer 2021*
May 7, 2021

Fall 2021
August 31, 2021

Spring 2022
January 10, 2022

1-Credit PDE & CDE Internship Deadlines

All deadlines are subject to add/withdrawal deadlines.

Summer 2021*
August 6, 2021

Fall 2021
November 24, 2021

Spring 2022
April 9, 2022

* Please note that there is only one Summer semester for all internship experiences.

If you are an international student, click here for information on internships and CPT work authorization.

About Internships:

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Internships allow students to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to a professional setting. These opportunities are the perfect way to use the concepts you learn from your major to earn experience along with academic credit or compensation. 

You may complete internships either individually or with recognition from Emerson College. Please note that for-credit internships must be completed with approval from the Career Development Center. Students may not receive retroactive credit.

Review Internship Policies & Internship Code of Conduct:

A couple of specific policies to note:

  • Emerson students may not participate in a credit-bearing internship at a business owned or operated by a current Emerson faculty or staff member.
  • A student may not use Emerson College as a host organization for a credit-bearing internship.
  • Students may not receive retroactive credit.

Internship Resources for…


Steps to Submitting Your Internship:

  1. Secure an internship. Use Handshake to search or find one on your own.
  2. Register for the 499 or 690 internship course within your major. PDE’s do not require initial registration. A registration code will be emailed to you. (View Class Terms & Requirements)
  3. Submit an Experience Proposal through Handshake. The faculty member running your course will be sent your proposal for their final approval.