Internship 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.

 

 

Types of Internship to Register for Credit
Departmental (XXXX 395)INTD 395Zero Credit Option
1-15 credits (repeatable, but no more than 15 total credits)1-15 credits (repeatable, but no more than 15 total credits)0 credits
Open to all students (> 2.75 GPA or with department chair approval)Open to all students (> 2.75 GPA or with approval from the Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment)Open to all students (not GPA requirement)
Internship relates to academic majorInternship may or may not relate to majorInternship may or may not relate to major
Internship must be career relatedInternship must be career relatedAvailable to all internships
Credit is letter gradeCredit is pass/failNo credit
Credits may count towards major (limits are set by individual departments)Credits count towards graduation requirement of 120 creditsDoes not satisfy major/minor requirements (no credits). Appears on transcript.
Requires academic work and reflective workRequires reflective work (journals, portfolio)N/A
40 hours of work per credit hour40 hours of work per credit hourN/A
Students may receive no more than 15 internship credits towards 120 credit graduation requirementStudents may receive no more than 15 internship credits towards 120 credit graduation requirementN/A
Supervised by a professional at the internship siteSupervised by a professional at the internship siteSupervised by a professional at the internship site
Overseen by academic departmentsOverseen by the Office of the Provost and the Department of Career DevelopmentN/A
May be paid or unpaidMay be paid or unpaidMay be paid or unpaid
Availability varies by departmentAvailable year-round (all semesters)Available year-round (all semesters)
Credit granted to internships related to students' academic majorGrants credit to inter-departmental internships like Walt Disney World College Program or internships unrelated to academic major of the studentAvailable for all internships