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What is an Academic Internship at Clark?

An academic internship is a credit-bearing, career-related work experience of limited duration in which an individual takes on responsible roles outside of the traditional university environment. Academic internships may take place in a nonprofit organization, government office, or for-profit business. Depending on the employer, some internships are paid. Internships include mentoring and supervision by a professional in the field; this valuable form of training allows students to explore their career interests.

Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors may earn academic credit for internships during the fall, spring, or summer terms.

Please note that the Academic Internship Program follows the add/drop deadline from the Registrar’s Office. We strongly encourage undergraduate students to submit their Academic Internship Program applications one week or more prior to the add/drop deadline. Applications submitted after the Registrar’s Office add/drop deadline are subject to a late fee.

Note: Graduate students do not use this application process; instead, they work with their academic departments to obtain credit.

Visual and Performing Arts (Studio Art, Art History, Theatre Arts, Screen Studies)


Computer Science

Media, Culture, and the Arts; Marketing



Environmental Science


International Development and Social Change



Political Science



Women’s and Gender Studies