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All students enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor degree within the College of IST are required to complete a credit-bearing internship experience prior to graduation, regardless of their campus location. University Park and commonwealth campus students should check with their campus Career Services Offices to determine their requirements. World Campus students must also complete this degree requirement but have two options:

An Internship

  • This may or may not be called an "internship”. To fulfill this option, a student may use a fulltime position, provided that the work is related to their major field of study and they complete a minimum of 300 hours within this field. Students must complete all deliverables associated with the IST 495 credit course administered through Canvas. Sometimes students have been able to use their current organization, working with their internal HR connections, to create an opportunity which will allow them to transition into an IST or SRA unit at their current location. Other options for non-traditional "internship" experiences can be found on our Internship Program website.

Credit By Portfolio

  • This option is for professionals who have significant experience within the field. They are generally upper level individuals who are able to build a portfolio of their work. To use this option, students must submit a proposal following the requirements outlined on the Credit by Portfolio website. Once approved, they submit the completed portfolio for review and, if satisfactory, are awarded credit, fulfilling the internship requirement. These projects must have been completed within the past two years and must be of a depth and breadth that represent a deep understanding of the professional IT field.

View this helpful WEBINAR for more information or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.



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