Internship Registration & Academics

Registering Your Internship

Internships may be registered for zero, one, two, three, or four credits at Drew University and can fulfill the off-campus experience requirement or immersive experience requirement for Drew students. Follow the steps below to register and complete your internship to earn credits towards your degree.

  1. Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development for an INTC-200 Advising appointment. We’ll talk about the internship you’ve found, how it connects with your career plan, securing a faculty evaluator, and the next steps you need to take to register.
  2. Upon completing your appointment, you will receive an email from Handshake outlining your role and responsibilities as a Drew University student intern. Please read these details thoroughly before submitting your agreement.
  3. After reviewing and accepting the internship terms, login to your Handshake account, navigate to the Career Center, and then select Experiences. Click ‘Request an Experience,’ to load the University’s Internship Registration Application. To complete this application form you will need to have handy your internship supervisor name and contact information, your faculty evaluator name and contact information, your proposed internship schedule and responsibilities, the number of credits you are seeking, and other relevant details. If you are interested in requesting internship funding support to help cover the costs of completing your internship then be sure to include that information in the form. Funding requests will be reviewed and responded to on a rolling basis, based on available resources. Please note that students are not guaranteed internship funding.
  4. Once your Registration Application has been submitted and confirmed by the Center for Career Development, Handshake will automatically contact your faculty evaluator and then the internship supervisor to confirm their roles and responsibilities in the internship program. When these approvals have been provided, the Center will receive notification that you are eligible for internship course registration. We will then process the appropriate course registration permissions and notify you by email when you can officially register for the INTC-200 course. If you do not hear from the Center regarding your registration permission within 10 days of completing your Registration Form, you may need to contact your faculty evaluator and/or internship supervisor to bring their attention to Handshake’s approval email.
  5. It is your responsibility to enroll in the course if you wish to receive credit for the internship. Instructions on how to register for classes in Treehouse can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.
  6. Complete the INTC-200 course requirements as indicated in the syllabus found within Handshake Resources. Note that all assignments must be completed by the posted deadlines in order for you to receive credit for your internship.

Credit Requirements

You are expected to work a set amount of hours depending on how many credits you are registered for. Only active work hours during the dates of the term you register for will count towards your minimum required hours:

  • 0 credits = 35 hours onsite
  • 1 credit = 35 hours onsite
  • 2 credits = 75 hours onsite
  • 3 credits = 120 hours onsite
  • 4 credits = 165 credits onsite

INTC-200 is a Pass/No-Credit course. A grade of Pass will be awarded after successful completion of course requirements by the course deadlines.

Summer and January internships are registered and recorded as a Summer or January course, but the credits will appear on your transcript during the following semester (provided all requirements have been met).

International Students

International students can find more information and immigration guidance on working in the US in the Student Career Resources section of the ISSS website. International students should note the following requirements for work authorization approval:

  • All international students must register their internships to abide by CPT regulations
  • Review the CPT process at Drew
  • In addition to the INTC 200 registration process, international students must provide an offer letter from their employer to  International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • Reach out to ccarbone3@drew.edu and ISSS at isss@drew.edu for more information

Degree Internship Requirements

Note that some majors/minors and academic programs may require a for-credit internship, including: Business Studies, Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies, Pan-African Studies, and Women’s Studies.  Internship credits may also be applied to the Arts Administration, Environmental Studies, Spanish and Writing minors.  Approval for any majors/minors must be discussed with the chairperson or director of that department.

Financial Considerations

Per credit charges may be added to your bill if you are not enrolled full-time or if you are registered for more than 21 credits (or less than 12 credits) during the Fall or Spring. These fees will also be assessed for students participating in internships in the Summer and Winter terms. Fees change, so please check with Student Accounts located in Brother’s College or email studentaccounts@drew.edu  before getting your internship registered. Both paid and unpaid internships are acceptable for credit.

  • 0 credit INTC-200: No fee
  • 1 credit INTC-200: $150.00
  • 2 credit INTC-200: $300.00
  • 3 credit INTC-200: $450.00
  • 4 credit INTC-200: $600.00