Seeking Credit for Your Undergraduate Internship?

If you are a UO business student, please review the information below. If you are not a business student, please check with the UO Career Center regarding their Internship for Credit options.

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1. Do you need the credit?

Students seek internship credit for a variety of reasons:

  • International business students are required to take a 1-credit course to comply with CPT requirements.
  • Domestic business students may opt for credit if:
    • Their internship employer requires students to receive college credit for their internship experience.
    • It makes sense to add a single credit to meet the needs of their academic plan.

How to decide if seeking credit is right for you?

  • Speak with an Academic Advisor to find out whether adding this single credit would make sense given your specific academic and graduation goals. It’s important to weigh the costs and benefits of pursuing internship credit.
  • If you are an international student, meet with ISSS.

2. Internship Criteria

  • The internship must run for at least six weeks over the term.
  • The internship must be project-based or involve industry-specific learning activities or skill development.
  • Unpaid internships that can be used for credit must follow the Fair Labor Standards Act internship criteria.
  • The organization must define your position as an internship and allocate time and resources to identifying mutual goals and providing supervision, feedback, and evaluation.

3. Registering for the 1-Credit Course

International Business Student Process:

  1. Please contact ISSS and complete the CPT application through their website on iConnect
  2. You will receive an email confirmation from ISSS if they approve your CPT application
  3. Complete this form –once the form is completed, the course instructor will automatically be alerted
  4. The course instructor will email you once registration for BA 404 has been opened for you
  5. You will need to register for BA 404 and pay all tuition and fees
  6. Once the term begins, you will have access to BA 404 assignments through Canvas
  7. Complete and upload assignments on time to ensure that you “Pass” the course

Domestic Business Student Process:

  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor
  2. Complete this form –the course instructor will automatically be alerted
  3. The course instructor will email you once registration for BA 404 has been opened for you
  4. You will need to register for BA 404 and pay all tuition and fees
  5. Once the term begins, you will have access to BA 404 assignments through Canvas
  6. Complete and upload assignments on time to ensure that you “Pass” the course