World Internships offers two options for receiving academic credit for your internship.

Option 1: Transferable credit arranged through World Internships

Earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed below through our partnership with Plymouth State University.

The following table contains the academic field, the Plymouth State University course number that will appear on your transcript and the range of credits available. Contact a program advisor for more information about which fields are available for-credit in which locations.

Click Course Name for Syllabus Course Number Credits Applicable Fields for Transfer credit
Art History AH 4880 3-6 Museum Studies, Curation
Anthropology AN4610 3-12
Business BU 4600 3-12 Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International
Communications and Media Studies CM 3950 3-6 Advertising, Communication, Film and Television, Journalism, Public Relations
Criminal Justice CJ 4580 3-6 Criminology, Law
Dance DN 4410 3-12
English EN 4950 3-12 English and Literature only offered as pass/fail.
Environmental Planning EPL 3960 3-6 Environmental Science and Sustainable Development
Geography GE 3960 3-6
Graphic Design AG 4900 3-6 only offered to students with senior status(students must have completed the equivalent of 90 credits).
History HI 4000 3-6
Music MU 4410 3-12
Philosophy HI 4000 3
Political-Science PO 4010 3-12
Social Science SO 3910 3-6 Psychology
Sociology SO 4601 3-12
Theater TH 4410 3-12
Tourism Management TH 4410 3-12 Eco-tourism, Hospitality, Tourism, Recreational Management.


To receive credit from World Internships through Plymouth State University, interns’ major or minor must be one of the above listed fields and must have a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately 2 full years) of college or university credit.




There is an $800 fee for interns who wish to participate in the for-credit internship program. There is no price difference for 3, 6, 9, or 12 credits.


Credit will be assessed and given based on the successful completion of a variety of assignments: essays, journals, and/or evaluations and will be assessed by this grading rubric.

Interns must complete:

  • Minimum three page pre-departure paper based on intern’s goals for the program
  • Directed, reflective internship journal completed by intern during the program (four entries)
  • Mid-term online evaluation completed by intern
  • Evaluation completed by internship supervisor
  • 8-10 page reflective essay on overall learning experience

Credit is given in letter grade format (A,B,C,D,F) in a specific academic discipline. The amount of credit is awarded based on the number of hours interned: 120 hours = 3 credits; 240 hours = 6 credits; 360 hours = 9 credits; 480 hours = 12 credits.

Interns will receive a transcript 6-10 weeks after the program ends with the letter grade and the number of credits earned. The number of hours that can be completed depends on type of internship and location.

Plymouth State University — World Internships’ accrediting partner — is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit, both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that have impact both regionally and globally.

Option 2: Credit arranged through your home institution

Many students are able to arrange for credit through their respective universities. Contact your study abroad office, academic advisor or career services office to see if this option is available at your school.