Hawkeye Experience Grant

Is your summer internship eligible for funding through the Hawkeye Experience Grant?

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Sherry Rhinehart

Sherry Rhinehart

Senior Specialist, Employer Engagement & Experiential Education

Jennifer Noyce

Associate Director, Experiential Education

0 Credit Hour Course and Transcript Notation 

General Information 

  • This does not meet the Tippie RISE Requirement for business students.  

  • This does not meet CPT/Academic Training requirements for international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa doing full-time internships during the fall or spring semesters.  

  • If you have financial aid or scholarships, be sure to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to make sure you will still be eligible.  

  • Students must have secured their internship in advance of enrollment.  

  • Students are eligible to receive 0 credit hours and transcript notation.  

  • Once the internship is approved, students register for the course that aligns with their college - CCP:1005:0001 Internship in Liberal Arts & Sciences for example. 

  • This internship course provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their experience during a midterm evaluation and for their supervisor to complete an evaluation.  

  • Engineering students with internships/co-ops should register through Engineering Career Services.


  • Receive official University recognition of the internship through a notation on your transcript.  

  • Maintain full-time student status for deferment of student loans.  

  • Gain valuable work experience without paying full tuition. This is helpful during unpaid internships. 

  • Registering an internship often fulfills an organization’s credit requirement to complete the internship. 

  • Reflect on your growth by completing an evaluation. 

  • Receive valuable feedback from a supervisor evaluation.  


  • Professional experience which relates to student's major field or career interest 

  • At least 80% professional work 

  • Occupies at least one academic term (fall, spring or summer) 

  • Intern must work a minimum of 10 hours per week 

  • Internship must be at least 10 weeks during spring or fall term, or 8 weeks in summer 

  • Requires continuous supervision by a professional in the field (not a student) 

  • Student must have earned at least 12 semester hours of UI coursework 

  • Must be in good academic standing (if below good academic standing, academic advisor approval is needed) 

To be Completed Throughout the Course and Internship Experience 

  • Harassment Bystander Training Online 

  • Internship Evaluation completed by Student and Employer 

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