Internship Credit & Recognition

for Undergraduate Students

Internship Credit

Students often enhance their academic learning, explore career options, and gain professional experience through internships.  Many students earn credit for internships through their majors and earn elective credit through CCAS 2154.
The following information highlights university internship opportunities and resources:

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences Elective Internship Options

CCAS 2154: Elective Internship

Contact CCAS Advising for additional questions

CCAS Academic Department Internships

Information about potential internship opportunities housed within CCAS academic departments. Students should consult with their academic department of interest to inquire about internship opportunities that may not be represented on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which internship option is right for me?

  • CCAS 2154 offers credit toward graduation and the cost varies per the number of credits at the usual hourly tuition rate.
    • Requirements include: identifying a faculty advisor, readings and completion of a research paper and a minimum number of intern hours.
  • Internships through your majors are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

How do I register for CCAS 2154?

Visit the CCAS Internship page, complete the application, and submit to the CCAS Advising Office prior to the end of the 4th week of classes.

How do I register for an internship through my major?

Contact your academic department to learn about the internship credit options in your program.

I’m a first-year student and I would like to earn credit for an internship.  How do I register for CCAS 2154?

  • CCAS 2154 requires that you have completed 30 credit hours to participate in either of the courses.

I need a letter of verification for my employer that I will receive credit for my internship. Is that something you provide me?

  • CCAS 2154: You will need to provide the employer information and what is required for the letter in an email to [email protected] with the deadline for the letter. CCAS will write a verification letter for you. Allow 3-5 business days to process the verification letter.


Questions about elective internship options at GW?

If you have a question or would like more information on CCAS 2154, contact [email protected].