The Internship for Credit Course, CSPL 493, is now being administered by the Gordon Career Center. Please visit to learn about internship for credit options, how to enroll in the internship for credit course CSPL 493, and course eligibility, requirements, and policies. Questions? Please email

Wesleyan University makes no guarantee about the accuracy of information provided by external employers. We recommend that students conduct their own due diligence when evaluating opportunities and to report to the Gordon Career Center any inaccuracies they encounter. If students have any concerns about applying to or accepting a position they are advised to contact the Gordon Career Center staff. The University is not responsible for safety, compensation, working conditions, or any other aspect of off campus employment.

The following policies have been adopted by the Educational Policy Committee:

Tuition for CSPL 493 (.25 credits): There is no cost for students participating in CSPL493.*

Enrollment: Please note that you will not be enrolled in CSPL 493 until both your Student Info Form and Internship Description Form are received and reviewed.

Participation: If you are on strict probation, you are not eligible for internship credit.

Multiple internships: You can participate in CSPL 493 up to two times for credit. If you plan to intern for a second time with the same organization and wish to receive academic credit for the experience, your final reflective essay must document the ways in which the second internship entails responsibilities or assignments that differ significantly from those of the first internship. Please note that there may be instances where the content of your final reflective essay will prompt staff to take further action. For example, in the case of workplace harassment, faculty and staff will reach out to appropriate partners on campus to ensure student safety and privacy.

Internships at Wesleyan: Students that intern with Wesleyan University cannot both be paid and receive credit. This is similar to Wesleyan University policies related to Course Assistants and Teaching Apprentices.

Requirements: The minimum number of hours for an internship credit is 40 hours. There is no maximum; it is up to you to determine how many work hours are reasonable for your schedule.

Withdraw: If you wish to withdraw from CSPL 493 without having a “W” appear on your transcript, you must inform the Internship Course Administrator within 10 days of the start date of the internship indicated on the Description Form. If you drop out of the internship later, the internship fails to materialize, or terminates for some other reason, you must notify the Internship Course Administrator immediately of the circumstances, otherwise you may receive a U for the course.

BA/MA student taking CSPL493**: Students are permitted to earn .25 internship credit during the summer between the BA and MA careers. This is permitted so long as the it meets the following conditions:

  • The student will be enrolled as NRS-Internship for Summer 2016 as a non-degree graduate student.
  • The student’s MA graduate admit term will be Fall 2016.
  • The Summer 2016 .25 earned internship credit will appear on a separate Non-Degree Graduate student transcript.

*PLEASE NOTE: Typically there is no cost for this course. Exceptions do exist. Please contact the Internship Course Administrator  for clarification if necessary.

**PLEASE NOTE: Example based on a student in the Class of 2016. The Summer 2016 .25 earned internship credit cannot count towards the BA degree, nor the MA degree.