Internships for academic credit are coordinated through the center for professional development in the A_LAB. All internships for credit are supervised by a full-time member of the Oglethorpe faculty; part-time faculty members may supervise internships for credit only with prior approval of the experiential education committee and the provost.
Students seeking an internship for credit must have at least sophomore status and must be in good standing (see Sec. 6.22.), with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade-point average. Transfer students must have completed at least one semester at Oglethorpe prior to requesting an internship. Students must complete an application packet including an online application, paper registration form, online learning agreement, and (if earning more than four hours of academic credit) a paper internship appeal form. The learning agreement must include an academic writing component in conjunction with the internship. Internship final papers must be five pages per semester hour earned (i.e., a four semester hour internship will yield a 20 page final paper). Interns must spend 30 hours on site for every semester hour of credit received.
All internships are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, and total credit awarded for internships cannot exceed 12 semester hours. Specific application deadlines apply: April 22 for summer semester; August 25 for fall semester; January 13 for spring semester.
Students who wish to engage in internships on a voluntary basis do not need to apply for academic credit; however they should follow the basic guidelines for internships and are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the center for professional development in the A_LAB.