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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Saint Anselm College's internship policies?
  2. Who is eligible to apply?
  3. How much time does an internship take?
  4. What are some important factors to consider when choosing an internship?
  5. Are internships available for academic credit?
  6. How do I obtain academic credit?
  7. How will I be graded? Who will give me a grade?
  8. What is the interview process for internships?
  9. How do I register?
  10. When will I start my internship?
  11. Do all of my application materials have to be completed for consideration?
  12. Do I need a car?
  13. What if I cannot accept the internship?

If you have a question that is not addressed below, please send email to internships@anselm.edu.


  1. What are Saint Anselm College's internship policies?
    Visit our internship policies for a full explanation.

  2. Who is eligible to apply?
    A student who has achieved a GPA of 2.0 overall at the end of four semesters is eligible for consideration for an internship. This includes juniors and seniors. Department Chairs may petition the Dean's Office to waive this requirement for indivdual students.

  3. How much time does an internship take?
    Internships require a significant time commitment. The academic department is to determine how many hours of work are required of each intern. For students interning through the Career Development Center, 140 hours at the site are required for a four-credit internship; 336 hours at the site are required for an eight-credit internship.

  4. What are some important factors to consider when choosing an internship?
    Choose an internship that fits your personal and educational interests. Also, you need to think about the type of environment in which you would like to intern; for instance, organizational environment, the setting, and the skills you want to learn or improve.

  5. Are internships available for academic credit?
    Internships are available for academic credit, either through the Career Development Center or the academic department of your major. At the will of the agency, students may also receive pay or a stipend for the internship experience. Pay is not guaranteed. The issue of pay must be negotiated between the student and the agency.

  6. How do I obtain academic credit?
    You may choose to obtain credit through your academic department or through the Career Development Center if you wish to receive Business/Economics credit. Contact your academic advisor to receive credit in your major. Contact internships@anselm.edu for information on receiving Business/Economics credit.The respective academic department is to state clearly what it expects the student to obtain through an internship experience which cannot be provided in academic programs on campus and which enhances the academic formation of the student.

  7. How will I be graded? Who will give me a grade?
    The department, in concert with the Dean of the College and the Registrar, is to determine how many courses the internship program replaces.  The department is to determine how many hours of work are required of each intern. For students interning through the Career Development Center, 140 hours are required for a four-credit internship; 336 hours are required for an eight-credit internship. The department is to indicate how the grade is completed.

  8. What is the interview process for internships?
    Because students apply directly to the prospective internship agency, interviews are scheduled at the will of the agency. Students will be given a deadline as to when the internship needs to be solidified, typically by the add/drop period each semester.  It is advised to plan in advance and contact agencies of interest the semester prior.

  9. How do I register?
    You will be registered once you have been approved by your academic department or the staff of the Career Development Center, depending on the type of credit you wish to receive.

  10. When will I start my internship?
    Unless other arrangements have been made with your site supervisor, internships typically begin the second week of the semester.

  11. Do all of my application materials have to be completed for consideration?
    Yes, your application, cover letters, resumes, and formal acceptance from the internship agency must be submitted for consideration. Application materials vary based on department.

  12. Do I need a car?
    Depending on where the internship is located, you may need a car.  Many on-campus offices have internship opportunities for students if you do not have access to a car.

  13. What if I cannot accept the internship?
    It is good practice to thank everyone involved in your internship interview process and notify them of your intentions in writing. Students who cancel without notice will not be permitted to re-apply to the internship program.

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