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Internship Information

The main resource for internship opportunities is the Career Center. Many students also find internships through their own personal contacts. Organizational Studies coordinates several internships on a competitive basis in various fields for interested students.

Current OS students may learn about some of the past internship experiences OS students have pursued by visiting the OS CTools site and reviewing the Summer Opportunities Packet.

Many students complete internships mainly for the experience, but if you wish to or are required to receive academic credit for an internship, there are three methods available:

  • ORGSTUDY 299 (1 credit; CR/NC): Undergraduate Internship (not counted toward OS major requirements)
    • Notify the Student Services Coordinator prior to starting the internship indicating the organization and the dates and work hours per week for the internship. The internship must total at least 320 hours overall in order to receive OS 299 credit.
    • Your internship supervisor must send an email to the Student Services Coordinator at the conclusion of the internship indicating that the internship was completed with 320+ hours worked.
    • The Student Services Coordinator will create a permission for you to register for ORGSTUDY 299 (1 Credit, non-graded, not counted toward OS requirements), and you will register on Wolverine Access. Unless you indicate otherwise, the permission will be entered for Fall term following the internship, in order to avoid additional tuition charges for Spring or Summer.
  • ORGSTUDY 499 (1-4 Credits; graded): Independent Study (not counted toward OS major requirements).
    • This course requires that you find a faculty mentor and create an academic independent study project in conjunction with your internship. For more information of the process, please read the Independent Study & Internship Workbook.
  • UC 225 (1 credit; CR/NC): Undergrad Internship (not counted toward OS major requirements)
    • This course is administered by the Career Center, and details are available on their website.
    • UC 225 requires fewer hours of internship work than ORGSTUDY 299 (only 100 hours are required), but has some additional requirements (reflection paper, etc.).