Credit for Your Internship

SSC 493, Section 001 Social Science Internship: Methods and concepts from social and behavioral sciences applied in career-related settings.

Once you have secured an internship, or even if you still need assistance finding one, our office can be a resource!

Course instructors serve as liaisons between enrolled students and their internship site. If students experience issues or have concerns involving their internship, they should not hesitate to contact us. We are prepared to communicate with the internship site to come to a resolution.

Basic Course Information

  • Internship must be related to student’s academic and/or career goals
  • Students do NOT need to be a College of Social Science student to enroll in SSC 493
  • Requires College-level approval before student is enrolled
  • 2.5 overall minimum GPA and Academic Advisor approval
  • Pass/No Grade course
  • Variable credits offered, 3-12
  • Each credit earned requires three hours of work per week for the duration of the semester. Example, a 3 credit internship requires 135 total hours to be completed (9 hrs per week x 15 weeks = 135) *See chart below*
  • On-line D2L course assignments

How to Apply

Note: you MUST have an internship already to apply for credit

  1. Meet with your advisor to ensure that the credits will count towards your degree requirements
  2. Fill out the following application (Select Social Science Internship Course):https://form.jotformpro.com/studyaway/ExpLearning_Application 
  3. Email your internship supervisor the following form: https://form.jotformpro.com/studyaway/Supervisor-TA
  4. We will enroll you in SSC 493. You do NOT enroll yourself in the course

 

 Hours Worked to Credits Conversion Chart

Over the duration of a semester:

3 credits → 3 x 3 x 15 = 135 Total Hours Required

4 credits → 4 x 3 x 15 = 180 Total Hours Required

5 credits → 5 x 3 x 15 = 225 Total Hours Required

6 credits → 6 x 3 x 15 = 270 Total Hours Required

7 credits → 7 x 3 x 15 = 315 Total Hours Required

8 credits → 8 x 3 x 15 = 360 Total Hours RequiredSave 

9 credits → 9 x 3 x 15 = 405 Total Hours Required

10 credits → 10 x 3 x 15 = 450 Total Hours Required

11 credits → 11 x 3 x 15 = 495 Total Hours Required

12 credits → 12 x 3 x 15 = 540 Total Hours Required

Deadlines:

Fall Semester - September 29th

Spring Semester - February 2nd

Summer Semester - June 8th

Note: extenuating circumstances are taken under consideration for late applications, please contact our office with questions

 

For more information, contact:

Daniel Casey-Dunn
Service Learning & Domestic Internship Coordinator
Office of Study Abroad, Study Away and Internships

Berkey Hall 201
Phone: 517-353-9291
caseydun(at)msu.edu
To make an appointment, please click here.