Academic credit for internships varies by department at CU Boulder. There are many options for students. First, check with your academic advisor or visit your academic department’s website. If you are required to receive credit by your employer, CSVC 1000 provides alternative credit opportunities.

Departmental Internships for Academic Credit

College of Arts & Sciences

Internships for academic credit are not offered, but they do offer a co-op (cooperative education) program. Learn more here.

College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Music

College of Music has academic credit for internships through the Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Meet with your academic advisor for more information.

Environmental Design Program

Internships for 1–3 credits are only available to upper-class students with a CU GPA of 3.0 or higher.

College of Media, Communication and Information

A credit option is available, see complete information on the CMCI internship website.

Leeds School of Business

Leeds does not offer internships for academic credit. The one-credit CSVC 1000 internship class will provide credit, so students can be eligible for their internship.

School of Law

School of Law offers externships for academic credit for doing substantive legal work with a government or non-profit agency.

Alternative Credit Opportunity: CSVC 1000

If you are unable to get credit through your major and your employer requires credit, you can sign up for an extra credit internship class through Career Services, CSVC 1000. This is a one-credit, pass/fail class that does not under any circumstances count toward your graduation requirements. The only requirement for this course is that you must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the semester that you participate in the internship (or for summer internships, you must be enrolled in 12 credits during the following fall semester).

For information on CSVC 1000, please contact Dylan Mark.