There are a number of courses a student can take to receive academic credit while participating in an internship.
J697: Internship credit (1 credit ONLY)
Deadline for Fall 2023 is Friday, September 22, 2023.
Declared journalism undergraduate majors and sports communication certificate students may earn credit if their internship meets credit guidelines and are interning at least 10 hours per week. This course can be taken a maximum of three times, in different semesters; however, the internship and/or responsibilities must be different.
Internship credit guidelines
To receive credit for an internship, you are actually receiving credit for academic coursework that is assigned to you by a SJMC faculty member. To be considered eligible for credit, it must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum confirmed 10 hours per week (or 150 hours per semester).
- An assigned work supervisor who will be accessible to you and is responsible for your work during the course of the semester. The supervisor cannot be another student.
- A job description documenting that at least 60 percent of the intern’s duties are related to the field of communications and/or sports communication. We understand that interns are used for a variety of support services, and that can include running errands, clerical work, and other office related tasks. However, in the spirit of the learning experience the internship is meant to be, we ask that more than half of what your responsibilities will be is related to media or communications.
- To earn the one credit, you will be required to complete academic related coursework assigned by your faculty sponsor.
- J697 is counted as advanced credit.
Instructions for completing J697 Internship Registration
- The student will first complete the J697 Application Form and then have their internship supervisor sign the form (or include an email confirming you are participating in the internship).
- Email or speak with a faculty member to confirm that they will work with you on the academic component in order to receive credit. They should either sign the form or you can provide an email from the faculty member confirming their agreement to sponsor you.
- Email the form to Pam Garcia-Rivera for approval.
- You will then receive an email providing authorization to enroll (you cannot enroll until authorization is provided).
- If you are taking J697 during the summer term, you will be billed for summer tuition. Learn about the costs here.
- Questions: Contact Pam Garcia-Rivera, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This online course, funded by the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, combines your internship with a credit-bearing UW course. The internships are offered during fall, spring and summer with limited enrollment.
Students doing an internship abroad can get credit through the Worldwide Internship Program course. This online course includes internship reflection as well as academic consideration of cross-cultural relations in the global workforce.
IIP plans to resume offering the three credit, online IS-523/WIP course for in-person internships abroad in summer 2022.
For more information, contact the International Internship Program at email@example.com.