Getting Credit for Your Internship
Some employers/industries require students receive academic credit for their internships. The solution for most Northwestern students is to enroll in an academic internship program which grants students credit for their internships taken concurrently during a given quarter.
There are several different ways to get academic credit for your internship at Northwestern University. For students who cannot afford to pay for credit please consider the zero credit options.
Below is a list of contacts for various programs in existence at Northwestern. If you do not see your college or school represented, please contact the appropriate dean or head of your department.
School of Communication
- Zero credit and .25 credit option: SoC students interning in any location, and non SoC students interning only in Chicago. Students can also receive 1-4 credits.
- School of Communication Internship Program Available in New York City, Los Angeles & Chicago/Evanston
McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
- Zero credit option: Several options for McCormick undergraduate and graduate students only
- McCormick Professional Engineering Internship Program, Contact: Helen Oloroso, Assistant Dean, Director of Cooperative Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medill School of Journalism, Integrated Marketing Communications
- Zero credit option: Offered all quarters for Medill undergraduate and graduate students only
School of Education & Social Policy
- Zero credit option: SESP 114 (SESP students only; summer only); MSLOC 495-0 (MSLOC graduate students only)
- Summer Field Studies (Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C.), Contact: Nathan Frideres, Coordinator at email@example.com.
Bienen School of Music
- Contact: Kay Price, Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
- Zero credit option: GEN LA 114-0 (usually in summer, but offered all quarters), Contact: Tessie Cachola, email@example.com
- .25 credit option: Through Chicago Field Studies called: CFS 291-0 (summer only) Download Application for Summer 2012
- Chicago Field Studies, Contact: Karen Allen, Assistant Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anthropology Field Studies, Contact: Cynthia Beth, Program Assistant, email@example.com
- Archaeological & Environmental Field Studies, Contact: Professor James Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Art History, Contact: Matt Joynt, Program Assistant, email@example.com
- Gender Studies, Contact: Emily Gilbert, Program Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
- History, Leopold Fellows, Contact: Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch, Assistant Director, email@example.com
- Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Contact: Regina Grafe, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org