Aurora University

Applying for Internship Credit

Eligibility Requirements

Class Standing & Program Requirements
In order to earn credit during your internship, you will need to be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student at Aurora University. Work with your Student Success Advisor to determine how an internship for credit will impact your graduation plans. Plus One students should contact Brianne DiPasquantonio (dipas@aurora.edu). 

 
Hours Worked
Undergraduate students will need to complete a minimum of 200 hours of work throughout the semester to earn four credit hours (the equivalent of one course). Graduate students will need to complete a minimum of 300 hours of work throughout the semester to earn six credit hours (the equivalent of two courses). Check with your internship site to make sure they can guarantee you these hours, as your ability to earn credit depends on the hours worked. Although you may complete the required number of minimum hours before the end of the semester, you are still required to log weekly hours along with completing course-related work as listed in your course syllabus.

Applying for Internship Credit

Once you have secured your internship and are ready to talk about earning credit for your experience, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Register for the internship course related to your major (ACC, BUS, CSC, FIN, MKT, COM, GRD, WRI, LED, PSC, etc. 3940/4940/6940 Internship – see WebAdvisor to register).

  • Undergraduate Students: If you are attempting to add your major’s internship course to your schedule and can’t find the class, it is likely because you are registering after the priority deadline.
    • If you want to complete a Summer 2021 internship, register before March 1, 2021.
    • If you want to complete a Fall 2021 internship, register before July 1, 2021.
    • Registering for the internship course in WebAdvisor does not guarantee your enrollment for credit. All remaining steps must be completed prior to the priority deadline to avoid being dropped from the course.
  • Graduate Students: Consult your advisor to determine how completing an internship will impact your graduation requirements and proceed to Step 2. Plus One students should consult Brianne DiPasquantonio (dipas@aurora.edu)

Step 2: Self-enroll into the Internship Onboard Moodle Site.

Step 3: Secure your internship. Visit the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy’s Internship Website for a list of recommended resources. 

Step 4: Complete required application materials on the Internship Onboarding Moodle Site.

  • Complete the Dunham School Internship Application along with both your signature and your supervisor’s signature and learning goals (available on Moodle)
  • Upload your current resume
  • Upload your job description on company letterhead. You can also ask your supervisor to email the job description to dipas@aurora.edu
Summer 2021 Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: July 1, 2021

While applications may be accepted after the priority deadlines listed above, applications received after these dates cannot be guaranteed a full review in time for the upcoming semester.

Step 5: Await an email from the university indicating the final decision on your internship. Your paperwork will be processed as it is received.

  • If your application is approved:
    • You will receive an email confirming the internship is approved for credit. No further action is required.
    • If you are not already registered in your major’s internship course, you will be manually registered into the course.
  • If your application requires additional information:
    • You will be contacted by Dawn Lipscomb or Brianne DiPasquantonio. Please provide any additional information promptly so that review of your internship can continue.
  • If your application is not approved:
    • The university cannot award credit for your internship experience. This may happen for a number of reasons including, but not limited to: the internship site is not an approved site, incomplete application materials, does not meet academic learning goals for the major, insufficient hours projected, etc. You may submit application materials for a new internship.
Questions? View our FAQ Page or email
Brianne DiPasquantonio (dipas@aurora.edu).