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. 

Spring 2022 Internship Credit:

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Whether you have an internship in Vermont or elsewhere in the U.S. (remotely), we have a course for you! No internship yet? Enroll now to get help with your internship search throughout the summer! Please get in touch with instructor Richard Watts if you have any questions or concerns.

Registration Instructions

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 (CRN 12622) + 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 , it is where you will complete your group discussion work for the 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. 

  • AS-190 A01 = T 2:50-3:40 (CRN 15642)
  • AS-190 A02 = R 2:50-3:40 (CRN 15643)
  • AS-190 A03 = T 4:25-5:15 (CRN 15644)
  • AS-190 A04 = R 4:25-5:15 (CRN 15645)

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. The assignments for this course will be completed on Blackboard. (Instructions for how to register for a variable credit course).

Step 3: Complete the Required Forms:

*If you are interning with the Community News Service or the Legislative, Energy & Transportation, Communications, or Vermont Research/Local Democracy Communities of Practice, please see this page to find the correct course number for these programs.

Spring credit for a Fall or Winter internship:

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Did you have an internship in fall 2021, but didn't get summer credit? Register for AS-190 B (CRN: 15685) this spring -- the one-credit course that you complete by reflecting on your previous 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. 

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 Richard Watts with any questions. 

Registration instructions

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. (Instructions for how to register for a variable credit course).

Step 3: Complete the required forms:

 

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)
  • Unpaid*
  • Remote
  • In-Person
  • 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
  • Include learning activities such as learning objectives, observation, reflection, evaluation, and assessment
  • An effort is made to establish a reasonable balance between the intern’s learning goals and the specific work an organization needs done
  • Promote academic, career, and/or personal development

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 Internship Coordinators Richard Watts & Sophia Trigg

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QUICK HELP:

Contact the College of Arts & Sciences Experiential Learning Coordinator, Sophia Trigg

Contact the Career Center for immediate help with your application materials. 

College of Arts & Sciences Internship Policy:

The College of Arts & Sciences follows the University Policy on Academic Internships with the following clarifications (as of April 2016):

A maximum of 12 hours of internship credit may be counted toward the B.A. or B.S. degree. Individual departments determine whether internships count toward the major and minor. Students are expected to either enroll in an internship course or work independently with a faculty member to design a readings and research project that complements the internship activity. Internship work must be done during the same semester in which the student is enrolled for internship credit.

What is AS-190?

AS-190 is an elective internship course that you complete in conjunction with an internship experience. The course aims to help you connect your experience to your academics and complete essential professional development work, like resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Your assignments will include: 

  • Reflections
  • Resume
  • Linked In Site
  • Tracking Hours
  • Informational Interview
  • Supervisor Evaluation