An internship can provide undergraduates an opportunity to explore career possibilities, apply academic knowledge to real-world challenges, and develop professional skills and habits. Students are expected to guide their unique search for an internship and may choose to partner with the Career Center as they investigate possible internship opportunities. Students may apply to earn academic credit for an internship experience in the fall or spring semesters or during the summer.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates are eligible to earn up to three, pass/fail, internship credits to be counted toward their 120 credits required for graduation so long as no more than 18 total pass/fail credits are being counted toward graduation. These internship credits do not count toward major, minor, or University core requirements. Upon internship approval, the student will be enrolled for UNAS4197 Internship One, UNAS4198 Internship Two, or UNAS4199 Internship Three for the semester during which the student has the internship. A student’s first summer internship credit (UNAS4197) is non-tuition bearing. Students choosing to earn credit for a second (UNAS4198) or third (UNAS4199) summer internship experience will be charged by the credit hour during the summer of the internship.
Students doing a summer internship are encouraged to consider the Career Center’s Praxis Summer Program in order to enhance their internship experience, by reflecting on and strengthening the skills they are developing.
Upon written verification by the internship supervisor that the student successfully completed the responsibilities of the internship, a passing grade will be recorded on the student’s transcript. If the student does not fulfill the responsibilities of the internship experience, a failing grade will be recorded. With written approval of the internship supervisor, a student enrolled in a one-credit internship may withdraw from the internship through the University course withdraw process, subject to the standard deadline. In such cases, a W will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
To be approved to receive one credit for an internship in The Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, students must:
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Morrissey students may seek approval to earn one credit for an internship experience over the summer months. To qualify, the internship must be a minimum of 50 total hours and the internship supervisor must agree to submit a final evaluation of the student’s work at the end of the internship experience. Students are eligible to take a total of three, one-credit internships over the course of their undergraduate studies.
One-credit internships are awarded a pass/fail credit. As such, these credits cannot count toward majors, minors, or university core requirements.
To get your internship credit approved, you must complete the following three steps: commit at least 50 hours total to your internship, complete both the Internship Approval process and Internship Information & Supervisor’s Approval form, and have not previously earned three, one-credit internships and/or received 18 Pass/ Fail credits.
The first summer internship (UNAS4197) has no fee associated with it. However, if you choose to earn credit for a second (UNAS4198) or third (UNAS4199) internship, you will be charged by the credit hour during the summer of your internship.
One-credit internships are graded on a Pass/Fail scale. Students will earn a Passing grade once the University receives written confirmation from your internship supervisor that you fulfilled the responsibilities of the internship. If a student does not fulfill the requirements or responsibilities of an internship, they will receive a failing grade.
Yes, students may earn one University credit for a paid internship.
Boston College offers several internship funding opportunities for students. In addition to the different centers and academic departments that offer funding, the Career Center offers funding for unpaid internships for students with any level of financial need through the Eagle Intern Fellowship (EIF). Students must secure their unpaid internship prior to applying for the fellowship. For more information about the EIF eligibility criteria, application process, and more, please visit the Career Center website or contact the Career Center directly.
International students are only eligible to have an internship in the United States if they are approved for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Approval for the CPT requires international students to earn University credit for their internship experience.
Students who are seeking internships are encouraged to start the search process early as hiring timelines vary greatly by career field. The Career Center website provides information and resources to get you started. Handshake provides an extensive database of internship opportunities, which you can search by your field of interest, location, and more. We also recommend that you schedule a career coaching appointment with a Career Center staff member to get started on or to strategize your search.