Internships - Student Information

What is an Internship?

Internships are defined by Lander's course catalog as an academic experience designed to give students practical work exposure in the field closely related to their majors.

How many hours will I work in an internship?

Internships come in both part-time and full-time positions depending on the employer.
- Part-Time:  10-15 hours per week
                   160-175 hours per semester

- Full-Time:  30-40 hours per week
                  600 hours per semester

Will I be paid?

Payment for internships is different for every opportunity based on the place of business and whether it is a full-time or part-time position.  The U.S. Department of Labor provides information concerning internships as related to the Fair Standard Labor Act.  Click here to read Fact Sheet #71 for complete details.

Can I earn academic credit?

At Lander University most departments offer academic credit for approved internships. For an internship to be approved for academic credit, the department representative, worksite supervisor, and student must agree on the expectations, commitments, and learning outcomes in the work experience.

Steps to Request Academic Credit

You can request that the internship be considered for credit at Lander University by completing the following steps:
  1. Speak with your academic advisor
  2. Complete the "Application for Internship Form" (Registrar's Office)
  3. Submit the completed form to the Registrar's Office



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