Majors Eligible to Receive Academic Credit for Internship Completion

  • Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance
  • German
  • Human Resources
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Justice and Public Policy
  • Lay Ministry
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Political Science
  • Public Relations
  • Sport Management
  • Youth Ministry

Requirements for academic credit will need to be handled by the student and appropriate faculty advisor.

View the complete listing of academic majors and programs.

Best Practices For Internships

Structured Internship Experience.

The employer provides a well-structured internship experience through activities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing interns with the opportunity to do work of a professional nature
  • Strong orientation process and sufficient training
  • Well-defined, measurable goals established in writing
  • Provides constructive feedback through regular mentor/intern meetings
  • Provides the tools and resources the intern needs to do a good job (e.g., a workspace, access to phone, computer, etc.)
  • Assignment of a mentor who is committed to the internship, has the time to mentor, and who truly likes to teach
  • Adheres to the regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)

Professional Development Opportunities.

The employer provides opportunities for the intern to grow professionally through activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Supports the intern’s attendance at meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Builds opportunities for networking with other professionals, in-house or in a wider professional setting
  • Encourages community engagement by providing opportunities to work with other employees on community-related projects
  • Provides opportunities to demonstrate learning

University Engagement.

The employer proactively establishes relationships with colleges and universities through activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Participation in on-campus career fairs
  • Being available for class, club or campus organization presentations
  • Acting as a job shadow host or mentor
  • Participating on advisory boards
  • Willingness to provide informational interviews
  • Posting internship opportunities on school job boards

Starting & Maintaining a Quality Internship Program Guide

Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertains to Internships

For additional resources, visit the Milwaukee Area College Internship Consortium website.