Most departments/majors at SIU Carbondale allow students to receive academic credit for internships but each department sets specific guidelines and policies for its students. You may be able to substitute an internship for an elective or required course. Some departments require you to meet specific criteria to receive academic credit for internships. These criteria may include having a specified GPA, obtaining a certain class status (sophomore or junior, for instance), having already completed some fundamental courses in the major, or other similar requirements.
- If you are considering an internship for academic credit, there will be a few forms to fill out and procedures to follow. But, if you follow the policies for your major/department, everything will fall into place.
- You can start your internship search in Handshake.