Students register internships to -

  • Receive course credit or transcript notation

  • Reflect on the experience

  • Meet a requirement of their employer or degree program

  • For Pomerantz Career Center internship courses, students must have their internship before registering.

 

Have Questions?

Sherry Rhinehart

Sherry Rhinehart

Senior Specialist, Employer Engagement & Experiential Education
Jenny

Jenny Noyce

Associate Director, Experiential Education

Important Deadlines

 

Deadlines Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Enter internship information on Handshake
 
Now through September 21 Now February 10 Now through June 8 Now through September 14
Last day to register or change existing registration on MyUI
 
August 28 January 23 May 15 August 27

Beginning today you must "Initiate an Add Request on MyUI" -
https://registrar.uiowa.edu/add-course-myui-closed

August 29 January 24 May 16 August 28
$100 late registration fee begins
 
September 6 January 31 May 30 September 5
PCC Academic Internship Course - 
Last day to register for the semester
September 21 February 10 June 8 September 14
0 Credit Hour Course - Last day to register for the semester October 1 February 17 June 15 September 21
Interns complete the midterm evaluation
 
October 10 - November 11 March 6 - April 7 June 26 - July 28 October 9 - November 10 
Supervisors complete the evaluation
 
October 25 - November 25 March 31 - April 21 July 11 - August 5  October 23 - November 24 

Options for Registering

These are the options you will see listed in "Experience Type" on the Handshake form.  The links share eligibility requirements.  Once you have discussed your options with your academic advisor and decided which course to register for, you will seek approval of your internship for the course via the Handshake form.  Career Center staff review these forms and then notify you of approval.  Once approved, you are administratively released to officially register for the course on MyUI.

Form to Choose in Handshake 
 
Fulfills for CPT Requirement  
for F1 & J1 Students 
Fulfills  
Tippie RISE Requirement 
Credit Hours Offered
Must pay tuition for the hours
Transcript Notation Offered 
Hours Requirement 
 Coursework Required 

0 Credit Hour Internship & Transcript Notation 

No 

No 

No 

Yes 

10+ hours per week for 8 (Summer) or 10 (Spring/Fall) weeks 

Midterm evaluation Career-Ready Bystander Training

CCP:1201 Academic Internship (1-3 Credit Hours) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

6 weeks minimum 

Midterm evaluation  Career-Ready Bystander Training Additional coursework 

LS:3011 Leadership Certificate Capstone 

 Yes 

Yes  

 Credit Optional 

 Yes 

6 weeks minimum 

 Midterm evaluation 

Additional coursework 

F-1 & J-1 Zero Credit Hour Internship for CPT Requirement 

Yes 

No 

No 

Yes 

 10+ hours per week for 8 (Summer)  or10 weeks (Spring/Fall) 

Midterm evaluation  Career-Ready Bystander Training

F-1 & J-1 CCP:1201 Academic Internship (1-3 Credit Hours) - for CPT 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

6 weeks minimum 

Midterm evaluation  Career-Ready Bystander Training Additional coursework 

Field Experience for CPT Requirement 

Yes 

No 

No 

No - no registration on MyUI 

Less than 10 hours per week or less than 8 weeks in length 

No requirements 

Winterim Externship – CCP:1017 

No 

No 

No 

Yes 

Short duration during winter break 

Evaluation 

CCP:2020 Washington Center Internship Program  

Yes 

Yes 

Yes + Fee 

Yes 

For students participating in the Washington Center Internship program only 

See website for details 

  1. Log into your Handshake account. 
    **You must have confirmed an experience prior to requesting to register for an internship course. 

  1. Click on "Career Center" at the top, then "Experiences" in the middle of the page, and "Request an Experience" - complete the form by picking the "Experience Type" that aligns with the course you want to take above and make sure to include the supervisor's email address. F1 & J1 students must also request CPT approval from ISSS 

  2. Within one week of adding your internship information on Handshake, you will receive an email and a note in Handshake with instructions for adding the internship course on MyUI. If you do not add the internship course on MyUI, it will not appear on your transcript and you will not be officially registered for the course. 

    For all Internships: To receive the passing grade, you must complete the Career-Ready Bystander Training and Midterm Evaluation. 

Questions? Call the Pomerantz Career Center at 335-1023 or email Jennifer-Noyce@uiowa.edu

Internships can only be registered for credit or for transcript notation during the term they are occurring, and registrations must follow course registration deadlines (see Important Deadlines above).  The internship and course must be at the same time. 

If you have already completed an internship, you cannot register it retroactively but you should make sure to put it on your resume or CV and update any online career profiles you have (ex. LinkedIn).

If your internship is abroad, you are required to meet with staff in Study Abroad (1-319-335-0353) to discuss safety, health, and cultural context.  You must complete Study Abroad's travel registry before you will be approved for a Pomerantz Career Center internship course.  You will use the Internships Abroad option in Handshake when requesting approval for registration.   

If you complete the forms on Handshake and your internship is not approved, Career Center staff will ask questions about your experience to clarify hours, job duties, or supervision.  The Career Center will coach you on talking to your employer about changes so that the experience will meet the course requirements. If changes are made, the Career Center may then approve your experience for internship course registration.

You will most likely want to choose one of these options in Handshake - F-1 & J-1 Zero Credit Hour Internship for CPT Requirement; F-1 & J-1 CCP:1201 Academic Internship for CPT Requirement; or the Field Experience for CPT Requirement . However, international students in the Leadership Certificate will enroll in the LS:3011 Leadership Certificate Capstone. 

More information here.

Your supervisor is the person at your internship site who you will be meeting with regularly, overseeing your work, and providing you feedback.  They will be sent an evaluation near the end of the term for CCP:1201 Academic Internship, LS:3011, and the zero credit hour internship courses. Your supervisor is not your academic advisor, honors advisor, or course instructor.  Make sure to input your supervisor's email address in the form on Handshake.  If your supervisor changes over the course of your internship, let your course instructor know and the Handshake form will be updated.

Some internships may be eligible for honors program credit. Discuss requirements with your Honors Program advisor. 

If you would like to have your internship experience noted on your transcript for 0 credit hours, you must first register as a non-degree student with the Office of Admissions. You must also be set up to register for the semester - please do so by contacting the Academic Advising office at 319-353-5700. Once you have been admitted as a non-degree seeking student and have received a “registration number”, please follow the steps under the "Instructions for Registering" above.