Internships

Internships for credit must be educational experiential opportunities that meet the criteria established by Occidental and approved by the Hameetman Career Center (HCC). 

Students are only allowed to enroll in one internship course per semester. To meet the 80 hour per semester requirement, students are encouraged to register within the first two weeks of the semester. Students must register in the appropriate internship course (see below) by the deadlines.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status
  • Ability to complete a minimum of 80 hours per semester in an internship
  • Registered in at least six units for the semester at Oxy
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better at the time of application for internship credit
  • Complete a reflective essay and internship evaluation as instructed by the HCC
  • The HCC will request two performance evaluations (mid and final) from the student's supervisor
  • For INT 200 Only - Students must identify and obtain approval from a faculty supervisor and complete all academic assignments.
  • Students are required to notify the HCC, faculty supervisor, and on-site employer supervisor before dropping an internship. If a student drops the internship course, the appropriate paperwork must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.


Letter grades are not given for internship courses. Students enrolled in INT 100 or INT 200 receive CR/NC grades for internships. Retroactive enrollment will not be approved and credit will not be given even in cases where an internship has been completed. Students enrolling in INT 200 course for the summer will be charged reduced fees for the 2-units, there is no fee for INT 100. See the summer website or consult the HCC or Student Accounts Office for fee information.

On-campus Internships:

Students are allowed to obtain an unpaid on-campus internship and receive credit through the HCC INT 100 and INT 200 internship course. To ensure that students obtain the experiential learning that is consistent with off-campus internship opportunities in the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors, departments wishing to create internship opportunities must work with the HCC to assure that they are developing an internship that ascribes to the HCC's experiential learning criteria. Paid on-campus employment opportunities, including Work Study, department research, etc. are not eligible for INT 100 and INT 200 enrollment. For a complete outline of requirements and criteria  for on-campus internships, please contact the HCC.

INT 100

INT 100 is a zero unit internship course that will be included on the student's transcript. Internship approval and course completion is coordinated and monitored by the HCC. If a student fails to complete the required 80 hours, reflective essay and/or internship evaluation the student will receive a NC on their transcript.

INT 200

INT 200 is a two unit course. A student may only enroll in one INT 200 internship course during a semester. Students may not exceed a total of four units from internships during their entire enrollment at Occidental College. However, students may take additional INT 100 courses for zero units, which will appear on the transcript. In addition to the criteria listed above, the student must secure an on-campus faculty supervisor to assign, supervise, and approve the academic component of the internship. The faculty supervisor must be a full-time faculty member on-campus. The reflective component and performance evaluations, coordinated by the HCC, are shared with the faculty supervisor and may be used at the discretion of the faculty supervisor when grading the internship.