To fulfill the requirements of the INBM major, a student must complete at least one field experience. The experience should be a meaningful, professionally oriented activity. This requirement allows a student to apply and expand classroom knowledge, gain experience valued by employers and graduate schools, and explore career choices.


  • Students who entered Dickinson in Fall 2018 or later have two options: Registered Internship Notation Program (INP), and Registered Internship while Studying Abroad.  These options are described below.

Resources available to help a student find and prepare for an internship:

  • Students can utilize resources in the Advising, Internships & Career Center as early as their first-year. From individualized appointments and drop-in hours, on- and off-campus programs, to online resources and alumni groups, students can work with the Center to explore opportunities and potential career paths, connect with alumni, and identify opportunities to meet their interests.
  • For INP specific questions, please contact Amity Fox, Associate Dean and Director of Internships.
  • Students should check Handshake for internship postings and watch for specific emails regarding announcements, opportunities, and application deadline dates.

Registered Internship Notation Program (INP)

  • The student participates in an internship while registered with the Internship Notation Program (INP). INP enrollment should occur before starting the internship. Retroactive approval is not possible.
  • Experience must be a minimum of 8 weeks and 80 hours. It can be remote or in-person, paid or unpaid.
  • Register through Gateway. The INP staff coordinates all necessary paperwork and approvals with the INBM department.
  • Upon completion of the internship and INP requirements, the experience is documented on the student’s transcript as INTR 764 with a "PA" grade. The credit awarded for INP will fulfill the INBM internship requirement, but it will not replace one of the 32 courses required to earn a Dickinson degree. There is no tuition charged for INP enrollment.
  • For additional information on the INP, see the program’s website or contact Amity Fox, Director of Internship Programs.

Registered Internship while Studying Abroad

Options in this category vary depending on the study abroad program; a student should ask about internship opportunities while exploring approved off-campus programs. Examples include:

  • Interning while studying through the Dickinson in DC program
  • Completing the Intercultural or Internship Seminar while interning in Malaga or Toulouse
  • Completing the INP while interning in Moscow, Bremen, Norwich, or other abroad locations

Updated July 2021