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Academic Internship Requirements

  • Students who want to pursue an academic internship need to have completed 12 credit hours in the noted discipline or a related field of study and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Credits earned at other institutions may only be considered if a transcript has been submitted and evaluated by the College of DuPage Office of Student Records.
  • Students who want to pursue an academic internship are required to work with a faculty adviser who will oversee the term of the internship. Students who have a preferred faculty member identified should secure authorization from that faculty member prior to starting the internship. Career Services will assist students who do not have a faculty member identified.
  • All internship positions will need to be approved by the Career Services Center and the appropriate academic department.
  • Academic internships must coincide with an appropriate academic term. The Career Services Center can assist students with the available options.
  • All internship hours must be completed during the same term the student is enrolled in the internship class.
  • Academic credit is earned by completing the required work hours and the academic assignments identified by the faculty adviser.
  • Internship credit is earned by the following work hour calculations:
      • 75 work hours + coursework = 1 credit
      • 150 work hours + coursework = 2 credits
      • 225 work hours + coursework = 3 credits
      • 300 work hours + coursework = 4 credits


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Employer Job and Internship Postings

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.