Q: How do I get an internship?
A: Internships are competitive because they are in great demand. You will need to identify and apply for an internship, just as you would for a job. It will be your responsibility to procure the internship prior to enrolling in a credit-bearing class. If needed, ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services can help you line up possible internship sites, write a cover letter, and prepare a resume. Visit ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services page for more information on finding an internship.
Q: Where do I find an internship?
A: While there are many sources out there, we highly recommend finding an internship opportunity listed in Handshake or reaching out to an organization you are interested in. You can also make an appointment with the internship coordinator to explore opportunities.
Q: Can I complete the internship over the summer and then apply for credit in the fall?
A: No. The hours that you work in your internship must be completed during the semester in which you register. Retroactive credit cannot be given for internships.
Q: What terms are internship credit offered?
A: SST 484 is offered in C session during fall, spring, and summer terms. Remember, summer tuition applies.
Q: How many hours do I have to work per week?
A: To earn 3 credit hours you must work a total of 135 hours. During the fall and spring semesters, this works out to be about 9 hours a week on the job.
Q: What do I have to do besides work at my internship to earn credit?
A: In addition to working your internship hours, you are required to register for SST 484/584. You are expected to complete career-related assignments, record all internship hours, and your site supervisor will be asked to submit one final evaluation about your performance during the semester.
Q: How do I enroll in SST 484/584?
A: Email SSTAdvising@asu.edu for the Internship Credit Application
Q: Can I receive internship credit if I am being paid or receiving a stipend?
A: Yes. Many internships end up being not paid, but if you find an internship that is paid you can still earn academic credit for the internship.
Q: Will I receive a grade for my internship?
A: Yes. SST 484/584 is a graded course where you receive a letter grade based on completion of hours and assignments.
Q: I am an online student. Can I still do an internship?
A: Yes, you can do an internship in your area or find an internship position that is 100% virtual.