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Participate in a science-related internship in the summer
by pxs913 last modified Mar 06, 2013 10:32 AM History

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Internships may or may not earn academic credit, so part of your planning will be determined by whether or not you'd like to earn academic credit for your experience.

Here are a few things you can do in advance if you'd like to apply for an internship:

  • Check with your academic advisor one to two semesters before applying to determine whether or not you can use internship credit (SC 294 or SC 494) to fulfill any specific degree requirements in your major. If you can, then be sure to keep those spots open in your academic plan, so you can apply for academic credit when you secure an internship.
  • Start looking for and applying to internship, undergraduate research experiences (REUs), and other career-related summer opportunities early - some organizations have deadlines in late fall for the following summer!
  • Sophomore year is NOT too early to start thinking about getting experience. Some organizations might require specific skills that you don't have yet, since you haven't completed a lot of upper-level science courses, but there also are opportunities for students who have a good basic science foundation.
  • If you have secured an assignment and would like to know if it is eligible to receive academic credit, consult the main Internship page and follow the required steps.
  • If you have an internship and don't want to get academic credit, just notify the Science Career & International Education office where you'll be working, so we can add it to your student record.
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