Want class credit for your internship?

Register for an internship seminar course (see list by major below) and pay tuition based on the number of credits. Register at the beginning of the semester you'll be completing your credit internship; retroactive internship credit is not granted. Credit internships normally count as electives. Some academic departments allow a second internship for credit towards graduation (not another elective). Calvin will accept 12 internship credits. Any over 12 will not be counted for graduation.

If you are not eligible for an internship course, you can still complete a non-credit internship to gain professional experience. If you are unsure what is best for you, contact Beth Cok at bcok@calvin.edu for assistance.

  • Archaelogy: IDIS 340 Field Work in Archaeology
    Description: Offered in conjunction with field work done by Calvin faculty and qualified field schools of other universities, summer, three to six credit hours
    Prerequisites: IDIS 240 and permission of the instructor
  • Art: ART 380 Internship in Communication Design
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three credit hours, work at least ten hours per week; to enroll in this course, students must submit a written proposal to the chair for approval.
    Prerequisites: Five studio art courses and departmental approval
  • Art: ART 385 Internship in Visual Studies
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three credit hours, work at least ten hours per week; to enroll in this course, students must submit a written proposal to the chair for approval
    Prerequisites: Five studio art courses and departmental approval.
  • Biology: BIOL 385 Internship in Biology
    Description: Offered fall, spring, interim, and summer, zero to four credit hours,
    Prerequisites: At least a sophomore standing in Biology, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, an average GPA of 2.0 or better in all credited science and mathematics courses, and approval by both the department and the off-campus employer
  • Business: BUS 359 Internship in Business
    Description: Offered fall, spring, and summer, four credits, work at least ten hours per week
    Prerequisites: BUS 160, BUS 203, and permission of both the internship coordinator in the Career Center and internship professor
  • Chemistry: CHEM 385 Internship in Chemistry
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three or four credit hours, work at least 10 hours per week
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, must have cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, an average GPA of 2.0 or better in all credited science and mathematics courses, must have completed the second semester of Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 232) or equivalent, must complete a research agreement form, and be approved by both the department and the off-campus employer
  • Communications Arts and Sciences: CAS 346 Internship in Communication
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three credit hours
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, 2.5 GPA, and permission of the department
  • Computer Science: CS 394 Senior Internship in Computing
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three credit hours, work at least 10 hours per week, includes information systems students
    Prerequisites: CS 262 and senior standing
  • Congregational and Ministry Studies: CMS 381 Internship
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three credit hours, work at least 8 hours per week in internship opportunities in a congregation
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, permission of instructor and completion of at least 2 courses in the CMS minor
  • Engineering: ENGR 185/285/385 Engineering Internship or ENG 387 International Eng Internship
    Description: Summer, zero credit hours (receive transcript recognition), work full-time for 9 consecutive weeks
  • English: ENGL 380 Internship
    Description: Offered fall, spring and summer, four credit hours, work at least ten hours per week in a job related to English studies
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, 2.0 college and department GPA, and permission of advisor
  • Environmental Studies: ENST 385 Internship in Environmental Studies
    Description: Offered fall or spring, three credit hours,
    Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 210, 302, and permission of the instructor
  • Geography: GEOG 385 Internship in Geography
    Description: Offered fall and spring, three credit hours
    Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 210, 302, and permission of instructor
  • History: HIST 393 Internship in History
    Description: Offered spring, 3 credit hours, at historical institutions or sites in other appropriate fields of work, as approved by the History department.
  • International Development: IDS 359 Internship in Development
    Description: Offered fall and spring, 12 credit hours, work for four to five months with World Renew
    Prerequisites: IDS 201 or SPHO 205, IDS 355 or STHO 212, Sociology 253, a semester educational experience in a developing nation or its equivalent, appropriate language capabilities, and junior/senior status
  • Kinesiology: KIN or RECR 346 Field Internship
    Description: Offered fall, spring and summer, 3-12 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Recreation majors must first complete all courses in the recreation program, other Kinesiology majors must have junior or senior standing, all students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and the approval of the department advisor.
  • Political Science: POLS 380 Internship in State or Local Government
    Description: Four to six credit hours, work at least 16 hours per week
    Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior status; appropriate course background in political science or related fields, and permission of the Calvin instructor
  • Psychology: PSYC 380 Internship in Psychology
    Description: Offered fall and spring, 4 credit hours, work at least eight hours per week
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior psychology major, completion of course sequences related to the internship specialization (information available from the Psychology department), and departmental approval of student application
  • Sociology: SOC 380 Internship in Sociology
    Description: Offered spring, three credit hours, work at least eight hours per week
    Prerequisites: Senior sociology major, completion of Sociology 151, 255, and completion of or concurrent registration in Sociology 318 and 320

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