How to Get Academic Credit for an Internship

Step 1: The Application


  • You must have at least a 2.5 GPA in the internship discipline and a 2.0 GPA overall

  • Completion of nine credits or three courses at the 200-level or above at Hood in the field in which you wish to intern 

Signatures Needed Are:

  • Career Center 

  • Designated faculty adviser

  • Department chair

International students must obtain the signature of the international student adviser. 

Step 2: The Student Learning Agreement

Once you have completed Part A, Part B requires information about the site you have chosen. Be sure to include an email address for the person who will be supervising you at the site. 

Parts C, D and E should be completed by you and your faculty adviser.

Signatures Needed Are:

  • Designated faculty adviser

  • Student

  • On-site supervisor

Step 3: Student Waiver Form

  • Student signature needed

Step 4: Orientation:

You must register for an orientation seminar with the career center. Check Handshake for orientation dates, call (301) 696-3583 or email 

You must bring your completed paperwork to orientation which includes:

  • Application

  • Student learning agreement

  • Student waiver form 

Step 5: Registration

The career center will sign the bottom of the application.

You must take the yellow copy of the application to the registrar’s office.

Step 6: Time Sheet

  • You are required to complete 40 hours per credit earned.

  • Timesheets are due to the career center on the last day of classes.

Signatures Needed Are:

  • On-site supervisor

  • Student