Credit Options

At SUNY Geneseo, students have the option of receiving departmental credit or elective credit through INTD 395.   Departmental internships are generally open to juniors and seniors meeting certain GPA requirements.  Students ineligible for departmental credit such as sophomores or students interning in areas unrelated to their major may receive credit through INTD 395.  Below, the two credit options are summarized.  

The Geneseo Experience (INTD 395)                Departmental Internships (xxx 395)

1-15 credits

1-15 credits

Open to all students

Open to juniors and seniors

Internship may or may not relate to major

Internship relates to academic major

Internship must be career related

Internship must be career related

Credit is pass / fail

Credit is letter grade

Credits count towards graduation requirement of 120 credits

Credits may count towards major (limits are set by individual departments)

Requires reflective work (journals, portfolio)

Requires academic work and reflective work

Repeatable

Repeatable

Students may receive no more than 15 internship credits towards 120 credit graduation requirement

Students may receive no more than 15 internship credits towards 120 credit graduation requirement

Supervised by a professional at the internship site

Supervised by a professional at the internship site

Overseen by the Office of the Dean and the Department of Career Development

Overseen by academic departments

May be paid or unpaid

May be paid or unpaid

Available year-round (all semesters)

Availability varies by department

Grants credit to inter-departmental internships like Walt Disney World College Program or internships unrelated to academic major of the student

 

 Credit granted to internships related to students' academic major