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Internships are experiential learning, where students gain direct experience in a professional setting, allowing them to explore their career interests. Internships also open up opportunities for students to gain supervision and feedback from professionals in the field.
Students may engage in internships:
Credit and Grading Information
A student may earn a total of eight credits from internships (and/or summer projects), throughout the entire study period at AUW. Students may distribute these credits in any manner they see fit, as long as they have secured approval from the faculty advisers of their internship and/or summer projects.
For any one internship, the student can earn a maximum of four credits, depending on the number of hours worked, as below:
Supervising faculty retains the right to determine how many credit(s) students earn per 30 working hours in their internship. Although hours worked at the internship may meet or exceed 30 hours, faculty may award fewer credits or require additional work from students, based on academic merit.
Refer to the IFC Agreement Form, and/or contact Prof. Harunur Rashid (CDIP Faculty Advisor to the IFC Program) for further details.
Procedure for Earning Credit
To support achievement of these goals, different aspects of the student’s internship experience will be overseen by the CDIP Faculty Advisor, an academic adviser, and the on-site internship supervisor. To obtain academic credit, the student will be required carry out the following steps in order: