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. Students that have earned the maximum 4-units of INT 200 may continue to register in INT 100

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.