How to Pursue Academic Credit for Internships
Deadline for the Fall 2023 Semester is August 20th at 5 p.m.
All steps below will need to be completed by August 20 at 5 p.m. in order to have your internship experience count as academic credit in the Fall 2023 semester. Note that most applications take 5 business days to process. Late submissions or incomplete internship applications will not be accepted, and the deadline will not be extended.
Step #1: Meet with a Seidman Academic Advisor
Meet with an Academic Advisor in Seidman to determine if you are eligible and if internship credit is an option for your personal graduation plan. Schedule an appointment by visiting this webpage. General business majors are REQUIRED to have a for-credit internship to graduate.
Step #2: Read the policy and approval process
Review the policy. Internships for credits are more than just “jobs,” they are new learning experiences equivalent to taking a 490-college level class. Not all jobs qualify for credit, and the experience must be new, not a job you have already done/are doing. For more information on internships and how to be approved, please visit our website.
Step #3: Secure Internship
Secure Internship- The Career Center here at GVSU can be a big help in this process.
Steps #4: Complete Seidman Internship Agreement & Learning Objectives
Complete the Seidman Internship Agreement form. This should be as accurate and detailed as possible. The job description should align with the learning objectives. The internship system will email you with status updates. You can also follow your internship agreement status by visiting the Seidman Internship Agreement system here.Be sure to check the notes at the bottom of your agreement.
Step #5: Sign Up for Class through Banner
If/when the Seidman Internship Agreement is approved, your next step is to sign up for the course! You will receive instructions on how to do this via your GVSU email. Make sure to keep an eye on your email during throughout the Seidman Internship Agreement process as you will receive important information regarding your application status.
Step #6: Complete coursework and internship
You will have academic assignments/tasks during your internship. Complete coursework through Blackboard. Make sure to keep up with deadlines and complete all assignments on time.
For more information regarding internship information and eligibility, please read the detailed FAQ page.