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|
|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|
|English||EN 4950||3-12||English and Literature only offered as pass/fail.|
|Environmental Planning||EPL 3960||3-6||Environmental Science and Sustainable Development|
|Graphic Design||AG 4900||3-6||only offered to students with senior status(students must have completed the equivalent of 90 credits).|
|Social Science||SO 3910||3-6||Psychology|
|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.