Internship for Credit

The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) offers one Experiential Learning (EXP) credit for qualifying summer internships. CPD 451 provides students the opportunity to engage in professional development, further career exploration, and/or refine professional interests though an external, on-site summer internship placement. Students must work at least 140 work hours over no fewer than four weeks. Internships may be paid or unpaid and remote internships may qualify. Summer Research Scholars (SRS) are not eligible for CPD 451 credit. Course may be repeated for degree credit, but a maximum of 3 CPD internship credits toward the university limit of 9 credits may be applied toward degree requirements. Students may only register for one CPD internship per summer. Retroactive credit for prior internships is not available.

CPD 451 requires instructor consent.  To request consent, submit an application. Course information is available in Handshake's CPD 451 Resource folder. Course application deadline is July 1.

Due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19, only international internships arranged through a W&L approved provider are permitted.  Applications must be submitted through the Center for International Education.  Direct all questions about this process to Cindy Irby.

Visit the University Registrar's website for general information about summer registration and drop/add policies. If you have questions about internships or credit policies, visit internship Q&As for students and faculty. Direct other inquiries to Lorri Olan, olanl@wlu.edu.