Applied Learning Internship Courses

Internships allow students to test out a future career, learn new skills, apply classroom knowledge and network with professionals. Get started here!

 

 

Earning Credit 

UAlbany students can obtain academic credit for internships by enrolling in one of two University-wide courses.  

These courses are conducted online and include required academic assignments that focus on learning objectives, reflection and evaluation of the internship experience. Since all course assignments may be submitted online, students can earn credit for internships anywhere in the world.

Course enrollment is limited to situations approved by the Center for Experiential Education and/or the course instructor. Students will be required to participate in an online internship orientation before registering for the course.  

Students may not earn more than 6 credit hours for U UNI 288 and U UNI 289 combined. Equivalent credit for prior experience is not available, due to the academic component of the internship course.

 

U UNI 288 Applied Learning Internship (1 credit)
  • 50+ on-site internship hours over the semester, in addition to an online course with assignments. 
     

  • Minimum GPA 2.0 and at least sophomore standing, S/U graded; Permission of CEE or instructor required to register. 
     

  • Read more about this course in the Undergraduate Bulletin

U UNI 289 Applied Learning Advanced Internship (3 credits)
  • 150+ on-site internship hours over the semester, in addition to an online course with assignments.
     

  • Minimum GPA 2.0 and at least sophomore standing, S/U graded; Permission of CEE or instructor required to register. 
     

  • Read more about this course in the Undergraduate Bulletin

Many academic departments and programs also offer internship courses. Some programs require internships, clinical placements, and/or practicums.

See a list of additional internship courses offered by UAlbany's nine schools and colleges for undergraduate and graduate students.

Students can also opt to participate in internships without earning academic credit. Often those opportunities are paid but some are volunteer experiences at places like non-profit organizations.

Registering for an U UNI Internship Course
Step 1: Choose your course

U UNI 288 (1 credit): 50 hours of internship service and required academic assignments completed online through Blackboard. 

U UNI 289 (3 credits): 150 hours of internship service and required academic assignments completed online through Blackboard. 

Read more about these courses in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Step 2: Secure your internship

Students are expected to secure an internship on their own. There are many resources available to you: 

  • Search on the University’s job and internship board, Handshake.
     

  • Visit the Office of Career and Professional Development, in person or online. 
     

  • Check with your academic department to see if they maintain a list of internships. 
     

  • Use your network. Ask faculty, family and friends if they know of any opportunities.
     

  • Meet with the career services staff within your school or college.  
     

  • Talk to your academic advisor about planning for and finding an internship. 

Step 3: Contact the Instructor

Email the course instructor, Sarah Murphy, at [email protected] to notify her of your interest in the course. You must have a 2.0 GPA or higher, a minimum of sophomore standing and an internship for the semester in which you plan to take the U UUNI course.  

The instructor can provide resources if you need help finding or securing an internship, or if you have any questions about your eligibility. 

The instructor will also give you an Internship Proposal/Intake Form, Internship Orientation Manual and a link to the Internship Orientation Quiz to complete.

Step 4: Complete and submit the necessary forms

Complete the Internship Proposal/Intake Form by contacting the organization where you would like to serve as an intern. 

Read the Internship Orientation Manual and complete the Internship Orientation Quiz

Review the Internship One Sheet and ensure you have completed all necessary steps to apply.

After completing the Internship Orientation quiz, email the Internship Intake Form to the instructor at: [email protected].

If your internship is approved, you will be given a permission number to register for the class. 

Step 5: Register for the course

Register for the class on MyUAlbany using your permission number. 

Contact your instructor, internship supervisor and the Center for Experiential Education if you have any questions or concerns. 

Note for International Students

All international students interested in doing an internship should meet with International Student and Scholar Services to receive Curricular Practical Training authorization before beginning an internship.