Frequently Asked Questions - Internships
3 Credits: Students must work a minimum of 8 hours (12 hours for business majors)
6 Credits: Students must work a minimum of 16 hours (24 hours for business majors)
9 Credits: Students should work a minimum of 32 hours/week
Typically, students complete internships during their junior and senior years, but freshman and sophomore students may also participate depending on the employer. Some organizations have early deadlines, so it is helpful to start planning at least a semester ahead. Check your department's class year requirements related to for-credit internships.
Typically, departments allow students to complete 2 internships for credit during their academic career at Stonehill. Check with a faculty member in your department for specifics. You can also complete additional internships for experience (no credit).
We strongly recommend that you complete at least two internships before leaving Stonehill.
Yes. The majority of internships are unpaid, but you can receive credit and get paid. During the summer, consider completing an internship for 1-2 days a week and working part-time the remainder of the week. Then you can have the best of both worlds: related experience and money!
No, although some majors do require internships as part of the program. Make sure you check with your faculty advisor. If you do not receive credit for an internship, the experience will still go on your resume.
In general, grading is usually based on a combination of student journals, a paper and supervisor evaluations, and is determined by the faculty moderator. Visit our website for a listing of faculty moderators by department.
Stonehill students can participate in co-ops at the discretion of their academic department.
Who can participate: Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above (exact criteria may be flexible and can be determined by the student’s academic department)
When will the program run?
Summer to Fall Co-Op (July – December):
Student earns no-credit or 3 credits in the summer, but earns 9 credits for work in the fall semester (ideally through the Stonehill in the City Program)
Spring to Summer Co-op (January – June):
Student earns 9 credits for work in the spring, and earns no credit or 3 credits for work in the summer (ideally through the Stonehill in the City Program)
Co-ops last over the course of two semesters, or 6 months. They are full-time and many are paid, particularly those in the fields of science, operations and technology. Students generally have more responsibility and receive more training then they would to participate in a 3-month internship. Some co-op programs are rotational. Traditional internships are typically 3-4 months long and are part-time (although this is not always the case).
Students have two options. Both options require approval from a faculty moderator prior to leaving campus for the summer.
- Summer for Summer Credit: Students register with the Registrar’s Office, pay summer school tuition and complete all required hours and academic work over the summer.
- Summer for Fall Credit: Students register with the Registrar’s Office, pay a small administrative fee, complete all required hours over the summer and most academic work during the fall semester. Students have the option of counting the summer internship as a sixth course during the fall semester if their GPA is 3.3 or higher.
Unfortunately, due to the closure of campus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, summer On Campus Housing will not be available for the summer of 2020.
Notify your faculty moderator or a Career Advisor as soon as possible. If you are participating in a Washington DC, Los Angeles or New York City internship, you should also notify your program coordinator or placement representative.