The College of IST firmly believes that the best option for an internship experience involves real-world engagement with companies and/or faculty-led research. During this unprecedented time, we recognize that not all students will have an opportunity to leverage such an experience at its fullest.
We understand your challenges and want you to have the most appropriate internship experience that works with your specific situation. No matter the circumstances, however, it is in your best interest to take advantage of the best possible internship opportunity you can secure. Organizations still very much value the experiences you bring, in addition to your academic credentials. We are hopeful that these flexible options will provide opportunities that work for your current and future plans.
Learn more about the college's internship requirement.
Registering Your Experience for Credit
If you have an internship or research project you'd like to have approved for credit, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below. Once received, IST's Office of Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement will follow up with specific registration information.
- Name of the company or faculty member hosting the experience
- Brief description of work to be completed
- Anticipated start date
- Anticipated hours
- The option you would like to register
Options to Complete the Internship Requirement
- Deadline to register June 30.
- Open only to students graduating with a bachelor's degree on or before May 2022.
- Can be completed in the semesters: summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022.
- Deadline to register June 11.
- Only for students planning to graduate with a bachelor's degree on or before December 2021.
- Can only be completed during the summer 2021 semester.
- Students must meet with the Office of Career Solutions to gain approval.
- All students taking this option will be enrolled through the University Park IST 495 classes.
Students planning to graduate after May 2022 should plan to complete a full 300-hour internship according to Option #1 or contact the Office of Career Solutions with concerns.