Applying for an "IFC": the Internship for Credit Experience
Students who wish to obtain credit for an academic year, J-Term, or Summer internship experience must complete each of the following steps before the application deadlines.
Because the application and registration process may take one to two weeks, you will need to complete all of these steps at least several days before the application deadline. In addition to the resources below, please consult the college catalog, which contains additional Internship For Credit (IFC) resources and information. Please note: Per the college catalog, "All IFCs are graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. Credit earned for passing an IFC will, accordingly, not count toward a student’s major or minor."
Registering Your Internship for Credit (IFC)
Download the IFC Application from this page. *For electronic signatures, you can set up your application .pdf with Adobe Sign for each faculty member and your employer. Alternatively, they can send an email to you or to firstname.lastname@example.org stating their approval.
Complete and sign the "Student Section" of the IFC Application.
Forward the "Employer Section" to your Internship Supervisor for him or her to complete and sign. (The Employer will need to provide a job description, which includes your internship tasks and responsibilities, as well as an internship offer letter).
Meet with the F&M Faculty member who has agreed to be the Sponsor for your IFC and develop an Educational Plan with them which summarizes the academic component(s) and work product(s) which will result from the IFC. (A sample Educational Plan is available for download, below, and may be used to structure your own plan.)
After your F&M Faculty Sponsor has completed and signed the IFC application, forward the application and Educational Plan to your F&M Faculty Sponsor's Department Chairperson and your F&M Academic Advisor to obtain their signatures.
If you are an F-1 international student, you must complete and include the "F-1 Student Section" of the application.
Having obtained all F&M faculty and employer signatures (or approval emails), email the complete application, Educational Plan, Job Offer, and Job Description to email@example.com to obtain the approval of the Director of Employer & Community Partnerships. Please note that your application will not be approved without a copy of your Educational Plan, Job Description, and Job Offer.
Once the application is deemed complete, OSGPD will deliver the original application to the Registrar’s office within 24 hours. You will receive an email and PDF of your completed application, with the OSPGD signatures.
Upon completion of your internship, the internship supervisor should complete the IFC Employer Evaluation Form (below). This form must be returned to your F&M faculty sponsor at least two (2) weeks before the end of the semester.
Complete applications must be submitted to OSPGD@fandm.edu for review and approval by the dates indicated below. OSPGD will deliver approved applications to the Office of the Registrar by the Drop/Add deadline for each session.
Fall 2020 - Module 1: Monday, August 31st at 3:00pm EDT
Fall 2020 - Module 2: Thursday, October 15th at 3:00pm EDT
J-Term 2021: Tuesday, January 5th 2021 at 3:00pm EST
Spring 2021 - Module 3: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00pm EST
Spring 2021 - Module 4: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT
Summer 2021: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT Applications submitted by the student after the Registrar’s Drop/Add deadline for Summer Session II will be charged a $100 late fee and will be required to complete a petition to the Committee on Academic Status (CAS).
Pricing for Summer 2021 IFCs: $1903 for 1 full credit and $951.50 for a 1/2 credit.
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
To earn 1 credit, students must intern for 96 (or more) hours over both Modules of a semester or during J-Term or summer.
To earn a 1/2 credit, students must intern for 46 - 95 hours over the course of one Module during a semester, J-Term, or summer.
Only 2 course credits from internships may count toward the completion of graduation requirements.
During the academic year, there is no additional fee for an internship for credit UNLESS the student is enrolled as a part-time student (less than 3 credits).
Note: If you do not meet the GPA requirement or are submitting a late application, you must petition the Committee on Academic Status (CAS) for an exemption to these policies. Please see the CAS webpage.
If you are applying for an Internship for Credit, please contact Jessica Haile, Office of International Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about specific requirements, including Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Please allow one week to obtain CPT authorization. Questions about CPT should be directed to the Office of International Programs.
General Questions? -- Email us at email@example.com