An internship is a closely monitored applied experience in a professional setting, with definite learning objectives incorporating reflection on and integration of theories and concepts with practice.
Internships are an excellent way to explore career choices and gain experience valued by employers and graduate schools. When searching for experiential learning opportunities like an internship, students utilize Career Center resources, as well as meetings with academic advisors, faculty and career counselors.
To participate in the internship curriculum and to have the experience recorded on the transcript, students must register with the Internship Notation Program (INP). The INP is available to matriculated students in any year or major who have secured an eligible internship experience in the fall, spring, or summer term. Arrangements at the internship site and INP registration must be coordinated at the beginning of the experience; retroactive notations are not granted. The registration form is found in Gateway. Contact the Career Center to discuss internship protocol and options.
Global Internship Options
Many Dickinson students engage in an internship while studying off-campus. Depending on the program, an internship experience may be recognized/documented through Dickinson’s non credit Internship Notation Program (INP; registered as INTR 7xx), a credit-bearing seminar (INTR 301), or other established curriculum (INTD 390 or INTR 7xx for credit with a faculty member supervising). Contact the Center for Global Study and Engagement and the Career Center for more information about global internship opportunities.
301 Internship Seminar
Studies in the seminar will analyze the workplace through the prism of the liberal arts. Through guided readings, oral and written reports, and structured conversations, students will critically reflect upon and analyze their workplace experiences. Students will study the formal and informal structures of the workplace through a variety of liberal art disciplines, and develop a sense of how their liberal arts education serves them in the workplace. Offered at Dickinson Centers abroad.
Prerequisite: Must be simultaneously engaged in an internship. This course is offered credit/no credit only.
7xx Internship with departmental designation
Two options are available:
INP: Through reflective exercises, assessments, and feedback, students address program goals related to self-assessment, self-directed learning, values integration, career exploration and professional development. The INP is available to matriculated students in any class year or major who have secured an eligible internship experience. The program runs in the fall, spring, or summer terms. Several majors and certificate programs allow or require the INP to fulfill a graduation requirement. Students receive a non-credit notation (INTR 7xx) upon successful completion of the internship and INP components. Arrangements for the internship and INP registration must be coordinated at the beginning of the experience; retroactive notations are not granted. This course is offered credit/no credit only.
For academic credit with a faculty supervisor: This is available to students who are in majors which require an internship with academic credit. Students receive credit for the combination of coursework and the work at the internship site. Arrangements for the internship must be made in advance. Students wishing to undertake a faculty-sponsored internship need to consult with the faculty sponsor during the semester preceding the one in which the internship will be undertaken. Students will register via Banner after consultation with the supervising faculty member. This course is offered credit/no credit only.