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There are a variety of different ways that you can receive U-M academic credit for your internship.

If you will be speaking primarily in French, German, or Spanish during your internship, you may be eligible to receive credit through the language department. Information and criteria for credit through Romance Languages & Literatures and German can be found below.

You may also opt to receive credit through your department, if your department offers credit classes for internships. Please see below for a list of departments that offer internship credit. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

Lastly, all LSA students are eligible to receive credit for their internships through the LSA Internship Program’s Applied Liberal Arts (ALA) courses.

French Credit

French 381 is the class you will take to get French credit for your internship. The class is 3 credits. You must have completed 5 semesters of French and be placed in an internship where you will use French on a daily basis in order to be eligible to enroll. You will blog in French while abroad, submit a paper in French about your experience upon your return, and prepare a presentation in French about your experience. The credit will be part of your course load during the fall semester following your internship. The class does not meet regularly during the semester.

German Credit

German 351 is the class you will take to get German credit for your internship. The class is 3 credits. You must have completed 5 semesters of German and be placed in an internship where you will use German on a daily basis in order to be eligible to enroll. You will blog in German while abroad, submit a paper in German about your experience upon your return, and prepare a presentation in German about your experience. The credit will be part of your course load during the fall semester following your internship. The class does not meet regularly during the semester.

Spanish Credit

Depending on your level of spoken Spanish, you will be placed into either Spanish 299 or Spanish 428. Both classes are 3 credits each.

For students who want to receive credit for the internship at the 200-level (Spanish 299), the enforced requisite is one of these classes: SPANISH 275, 276, or SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324.

For students who want to receive credit for the internship at the 400-level (Spanish 428), the enforced requisite is Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.

You must speak Spanish throughout your internship abroad. As part of this course, you will blog in Spanish while abroad, write a paper upon your return, and give a presentation in Spanish about your experience. The 3 credits will be part of your Fall course load during the semester that follows your internship. The class does not meet regularly during that semester.