Current Students

Registering for Credit

In order to receive credit for an internship, students must register for HCDE 495 Professional Practice (undergraduate) or HCDE 601 Internship (graduate).

HCDE 495: Students should register for three credits of HCDE 495.

HCDE 601: Students may register for a minimum of two credits and a maximum five internship credits in a given quarter. A maximum of five internship credits may be counted towards a degree in HCDE.

Students wishing to receive credit for an internship must register for credits the quarter they complete that internship. HCDE will not approve retroactive credits for internships prior to registration.

Review the Variable Credit Registration Policy.

To receive credit for an internship:

  1. Ensure you meet the prerequisites for an internship.
  2. Ensure your internship will meet the department's internship requirements.
  3. Fill out the internship letter of agreement (PDF).
  4. Fill out the online internship form.
    You must upload both a completed letter of agreement and a resume to the form.
  5. Once your internship form has been approved, you will receive an entry code for HCDE 495 or HCDE 601.

Students should complete this process as soon as they have defined their internship opportunity.

The approval process might take a week or more; if students delay getting approval, they might end up being forced to pay late-registration fees. In addition, even if students intend to take the internship credits in a later quarter, they should still get the internship approved before beginning the work. (Otherwise, students could learn too late that the work does not qualify for internship credits.)