What internships are eligible for credit?

An internship is defined by Barrett as a single, short-term work assignment that offers the student the opportunity to enhance classroom knowledge. Your internship should consist of career-related professional work experiences that will promote your academic and personal goals. The internship experience can be paid or unpaid, but it should not be a part-time job, whereas the scope of your responsibilities should be more than basic administrative and clerical tasks.

Students are able to earn zero, two, or three credits for their internship experience combined with the coursework for HON 484.  See the table below for more information regarding the for-credit and zero-credit options for HON 484.

Internship Parameters and Regulations

Students have substantial flexibility in finding and determining internships. The college gives careful consideration to the student’s quality of experience. As a result, certain restrictions do apply as follows:

  1. Internships cannot be a continuation of full-time, part-time or summer job.
  2. Internships must be NEW experiences; thus, students must start their internship and be enrolled in course credit during the same semester.
  3. Internships are not allowed with companies owned or managed, fully or in part, by family members nor can internship positions be supervised, directly or indirectly, by family members.
  4. Internships involving direct payments from clients and customers to students are not allowed.
  5. Internships at companies that have student ownership or promises of ownership to the students are not allowed.
  6. Internships cannot be used to receive credit for any other class in addition to HON 484.

Internship Course Registration Process

Internships should be pursued as early as possible (usually in the preceding semester) in order to secure the internship itself and make sure that all appropriate pre-conditions are met for both the company and the college. Remember: businesses are independent companies and they have their own priorities, requirements and timelines. Likewise, the college has its own deadlines in order to operate effectively. It is the student’s responsibility to navigate this process to meet the following deadlines.

Spring 2018 Deadlines and Important Dates

  1. All paperwork must be submitted to Sarah Hipolito by Friday, December 22, 2017 before 4:30pm to process everything prior to the First day of classes.
  2. Internship start dates can range from December 5, 2017 through January 15, 2018.
  3. Classes begin on January 8, 2018, so be sure to login to Blackboard on this date, even though the first in-person session isn’t until January 17, 2018.
  4. In-person sessions will take place once a month on the following Wednesday nights from 5pm to 7:50pm.  All in-person sessions must be attended.
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018

Remember, this is a class with actual graded coursework beyond your time at the internship site.  Be aware that you will not receive credit for just showing up to your internship and not participating in the class.

HON 484 For-Credit and Zero-Credit Options

Click on the titles below to view your credit options.

For-Credit Option

For-Credit Option

Students who wish to receive honors credit for an internship experience through HON 484 are required to attend the in-person class.

Number of Credits:          Total Site Hours:

2 credits                            90 hours

3 credits                            135 hours

  • Enrollment is processed on a first come, first served basis.  You can begin the process by filling out the online application form.
  • After filling out the online application form, you will be contacted via email with the next steps in the registration process.

Zero-Credit Option

Zero-Credit Option

The zero-credit option is available when you are unable to take HON 484 for credit due to circumstances including the class is full, there is a time conflict, or you are not interested in the work required for credit.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Register for a minimum of 15 credits
  • Participate in a legitimate internship experience
  • Complete necessary paperwork

Contact Sarah Hipolito for more information on the zero-credit option.

Important Dates for HON 484

There is an application process that must be completed before you can register for HON 484.  Please make sure you give yourself enough time to do so by these deadlines.

  • Application Deadline:  December 22, 2017 by 4:30PM - All paperwork must be submitted by this date
  • Semester Begins:  January 8, 2018
  • Internships must begin between December 4, 2017 and January 15, 2018

HON 484 Application Materials

Online application form

 After you complete the Online Application Form, the following documents will be emailed to you:

  1. Internship Educational Agreement
  2. Student Placement Agreement for PAID Internships (sent digitally to your supervisor from ASU, if applicable)
  3. Student Placement Agreement for UNPAID Internships (sent digitally to your supervisor from ASU, if applicable)
  4. Book Form
  5. Cover Letter Template (docx)

(Click here to view a cover letter example)

HON 484 Internship Application Process