Zero-Credit Undergraduate Internships

Beginning summer 2014, the University Board of Trustees approved a new program intended to reduce the cost for undergraduate students who participate in ONLY full-time internships during a semester and earn no academic credit.  Program parameters are the following:

  • Undergraduate students only are eligible; graduate students enrolled in the courses are charged the applicable program tuition.
  • Cost is $200 tuition, the applicable semester’s General Fee and university student health insurance fee, unless student is approved to opt out of the health insurance. Students should contact the Student Health Insurance Office with any questions.
  • Special rate applies if student is enrolled in ONLY the internship course at 0 credits for the applicable semester.
  • Students in one of the below approved zero-credit internships only are reported as full-time for loan deferral purposes.

Currently Approved Internship Courses:

Course Course Description
ACCY 290 Prof Internship in Accountancy: Formalized learning experience in combination with practice of accounting while engaged in an internship with a public accounting firm, business, or other off-campus organization; prior approval of learning plan and a summary report of learning experience are required.
ACES 293 International Internship: Supervised, off-campus experience in a field directly pertaining to a subject matter in agricultural and consumer economics. NEW Fall 2023
ASRM 398 Actuarial Internship: Full-time or part-time practice of actuarial science in an off-campus government, industrial, or research laboratory environment.
ARTD 399 Internship in Design: Off-campus internship of design.
ARTS 399 Internship in Studio Arts: Off-campus internship of studio arts.
BUS 299 BUS Internship: Accommodates students who must be registered for a course at the University while completing an internship, either because the internship is unpaid and the company requires registration, or because of visa requirements. Only internships in the Gies College of Business will be considered.
CHBE 210 CHBE Internship: Full-time practice of chemical science in an off-campus industrial setting or research laboratory environment. Summary report required.
CHEM 293 Cooperative Education Practice: Off-campus cooperative practice of chemistry or chemical engineering in industrial or governmental facilities. Each chemistry or chemical engineering student participating in cooperative education must register for CHEM 293 for each off-campus term.
CHEM 295 Chemistry Internship: Full-time practice of chemical science in an off-campus industrial setting or research laboratory environment. Summary report required.
ENG 310 Engineering Internship: Full-time practice of engineering in an off-campus government, industrial, or research laboratory environment. Written work report, on-line Experiential Learning report and on-line ABET report required.
FAA 398 Sustainable Design Internship: Supervised field experience in a full-time or part-time internship position related to the field of Sustainable Design.
JOUR 495 Internship Seminar: Seminar based on an experience in a professional, industry related internship.
IS 269 BSIS Internship Experience: Designed to provide students an opportunity to apply the skills and concepts learned in Information Sciences classes to a work environment. Students will complete internships of their choosing under supervision and will be expected to complete activities online including a reflective paper and presentation. The goal of this course is to provide an experience that will form a connection between a student’s academic career and career goals for the future. Restricted to BSIS students only.
LA 345 Professional Internship: Professionally supervised field experience in design offices and public agencies intended to introduce students to practice. Students work in the department-approved firm or agency of their choice.
LAS 289 Internship Experience: Students follow a program of study and research through an approved internship.  Written work report required.  Restricted to College of LAS students.
MACS 495 Internship Seminar: Seminar based on internship experience.
MATH 399 Math/Actuarial Internship: Full-time practice of math or actuarial science in an off-campus government, industrial, or research laboratory environment. Summary report required.
MCB 198 Internship: Full-time internship at another University or an off-campus medical facility, research institute or other approved institution.
MUS 459 Professional Internship: Professional work with an approved musical organization that is external to the School of Music, in an area related to the student’s academic program; exposure to and participation in professional music-related activities. NEW Fall 2023
THEA 490 Professional Internship: Professional work with an approved host theatre or institution in an area related to the student’s academic program; exposure to and participation in professional theatre. NEW Fall 2023
UP 390 Planning Internship: Professionally supervised field experience in public and private planning or development agencies.