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

McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science

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

Bienen School of Music

Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences