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Internships Not For Credit

Students often complete internships that are non-credit bearing, which can be paid or unpaid. Internships, whether they are credit-bearing or not, can significantly enhance what is being learned in class. Please exercise care as you consider the various aspects of doing a non-credit bearing internship since there is no involvement from faculty/staff at HPU. Be sure that you clearly understand the work you will be asked to do. Internships are intended to be a win-win, helping students grow personally and reflect on their career, while offering valuable service to the host site. HPU recommends, though cannot require, that non-credit sites follow the same expectations as credit-bearing sites. The expectations are as follows:

  • Provide a safe workplace, adequate training and supervision
  • Follow state, federal, and relevant professional requirements, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and EEOC guidelines
  • Have at least one full-time employee who can serve as the supervisor/mentor and be a resource for the student
  • Have in place a policy discouraging harassment in all forms and make this policy known to interns
  • The workplace cannot be located in a private home

Internships can often be the first step toward a rewarding full-time position, so be sure that you maximize the opportunity. Please review the following article from Business Insider offering 15 ways to stand out as an intern. If you have already completed a non-credit bearing internship while at HPU, please complete this form so that Career & Internship Services has a record of your accomplishment and can share with appropriate faculty and departments.

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