Internship Course Information
The courses listed on this page will get you elective Arts & Sciences credit toward your degree. If you are looking to get credit toward your major or minor for an internship, please see our Department Internship Credit page.
Fall 2022 Internship Credit:
For internships external to UVM, or with a UVM entity such as an academic department or administrative office, you'll enroll in course number AS-190.*
Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 A + an AS-190 LAB section (sections A01-A04)
The lab sections are actually discussion groups that will meet on campus 1 time per month. You MUST enroll in a lab section alongside your AS-190 A course. Please choose a section that works with your schedule. Note that the system will want you to register for both AS-190 A and your lab section at the same time.
Step 2: Edit the amount of credit you are enrolled in - IMPORTANT
AS-190 defaults to 0 credits. It is very important that you edit the amount of credit after you enroll. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. (PDF Instructions).
Step 3: Complete the Required Forms:
- College of Arts & Sciences Internship Credit Information Form (COMING SOON!)
- Your internship site supervisor should review and sign the UVM Internship MOU and the COVID Acknowledgement Letter. They will automatically get an email with a link to the forms and further instructions, but a reminder from you will be very helpful! Please direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you are interning with the Community News Service or the Legislative, Energy & Transportation, Communications, Local Democracy, or Public Health Communities of Practice, please see this page to find the correct course number for these programs.
Fall credit for a summer internship -or- Spring credit for a fall internship
You just completed an internship, but didn't get credit! Register for AS-190 B -- the one-credit course that helps you reflect on your previously completed internship!
This is a one credit graded course that connects your previously completed internship experience with your academic studies and future career opportunities by focusing on professional development and reflective work. To enroll in this course, you should have worked between 80 and 120 hours at an internship. The internship must have occurred during the semester prior to taking this course.
Summer Internship Credit
Do you have an internship this summer where you will complete hours between May and August? Enroll now in AS-190 OL1! Please reach out to Sophia Trigg with any questions.
Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 OL1
Step 2: Adjust the number of credits
This course is variable credit. You will need to edit the amount of credit after enrolling. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. The assignments for this course will be completed on Blackboard. (PDF Instructions).
Step 3: Complete the required forms:
- College of Arts & Sciences Internship Credit Information Form
- Your internship site supervisor should review and sign the UVM Internship MOU. They will automatically get an email with a link to the forms and further instructions, but a reminder from you will be very helpful! Please direct any questions to: email@example.com.
Do I qualify for internship credit?
You ARE eligible for internship credit if your internship is...
- Paid (either by the organization, via UVM internship scholarship, or via external scholarship or stipend)
- Hybrid (some remote and some in-person work)
*If your internship employer does not offer to pay you at least minimum wage, you might ask them about other forms of compensation. Some internships offer stipends, which is a fixed amount of money delivered in a lump sum, used to cover expenses (e.g. a $1,000 stipend for the semester). Other allotments may include housing, food, or vouchers for gym memberships, bus passes, etc. It can’t hurt to ask and credit is available for internships under all of these arrangements.
Internships that qualify for credit are...
- Generally a one-time experience
- Generally 1-8 months in length
- Distinguished from a short-term job or volunteer work in that there is an intentional “learning agenda” that is structured into the experience
- Balanced between the intern’s learning goals and the specific work an organization needs done
Please note that intern positions cannot replace regular, paid, employee positions (i.e. If the company would regularly hire a person to do the work you are doing, but then decided to turn it into an internship position with no reduction in responsibility, or added learning components, then it should be classified as a job rather than an internship).
Please direct any questions about this definition to Sophia Trigg.