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INTERNSHIP REGISTRATION PROCESS

Internships are one of the best ways to explore career options and gain professional experience. They can also be a way to satisfy the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement. Students should register their internship during the term in which they complete the majority of their hours.

Registration Forms

All students completing an internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits should complete the Internship Registration Form. Please read the instructions below before completing your registration.

Zero-Credit Internships

  • Before submitting your form, notify your boss/supervisor that you will be registering your job/internship at Augsburg and that they should expect to complete an evaluation of your performance at the end of the term.
  • When completing your registration form, choose “Non-Credit Internship” for the department and course number.

Credit Internships

Discuss your internship with your faculty supervisor before completing this form if you are completing a 2 or 4-credit internship. This form will be automatically sent to them for approval.

Internship & Augsburg Experience Requirements

Zero-Credit Internships

  • In order to have your 0-credit internship fulfill the Augsburg Experience, you must complete the following assignments:
    • Location & Supervisor Survey and
    • Final Reflection Assignment. 
    • All assignments will be posted and submitted in Moodle

Credit Internships (2 and 4 Credits)

  • Your faculty supervisor will determine the assignments and due dates that are required for your internship. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If approved, all registered internships (0, 2, or 4 credits) will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Absolutely. Internships done for academic credit or non-credit may be paid or unpaid. The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work supports the position statement on paid internships written by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) that internships should be paid.

• International students in F-1 status wishing to complete a paid off-campus internship opportunity, must register their internship for academic credit and apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) prior to beginning an internship experience. For additional information on regulations for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), please visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Employment page or contact an ISSS
Advisor.
• Unpaid internships in your field of study can be used to fulfill your Augsburg Experience graduation requirement. Paid internships for credit will also satisfy the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Zero-Credit Internships

• Internships may be graded on a traditional A-F or P/N basis. In some departments, internships are graded on the P/N basis only.
• At the beginning of the internship, you and your faculty supervisor will develop learning goals for the academic expectations for the internship. Most faculty require students to complete a daily/weekly journal, an extensive final reflection paper, a portfolio, final evaluations, and other assignments related to the major. The faculty awards a grade or pass based on how the student meets the expectations outlined in the learning goals.

Credit Internships

• Credit-bearing internships may be graded on a traditional A-F or P/N basis. In some departments, internships are graded on the P/N basis only.
• At the beginning of the internship, you and your faculty supervisor will develop learning goals for the academic expectations for the internship. Most faculty require students to complete a daily/weekly journal, an extensive final reflection paper, a portfolio, final evaluations, and other assignments related to the major. The faculty awards a grade or pass based on how the student meets the expectations outlined in the learning goals.

• A student may complete up to 16 internship credits to count towards graduation.
• A student may complete more than one internship at the same site if new learning opportunities are offered for each internship. Students can complete as many zero-credit internships as desired.

• Most employers begin recruiting one season ahead (i.e. employers will hire at the beginning of the fall semester for a spring internship).
• Some employers (particularly large companies) with competitive internship programs start hiring interns up to 11 months in advance.
• Check out our online resources for links under search for a job/internship to find internship opportunities.

Zero-Credit Internships

You may use your job to fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement. Please talk with your supervisor/boss about your plan to have your work count towards fulfilling a school requirement.

Zero-Credit Internships

Yes. Please review the article Best Practices for Virtual Internships. While this article is geared toward employers, it may be helpful for you as you look to make the most of your internship.

Credit Internships

Please check with your faculty advisor.

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