Who is eligible for an internship?
All Stamps students are eligible to do an internship. However, many formal internship programs are reserved for juniors and seniors.
How many credits can I receive for an internship?
Students may earn one credit for each 50 hours of internship experience with a maximum of 3 credits applied toward graduation requirements. Stamps posts credits beyond the 3-credit maximum as NFC (not for graduation credit) to a student’s transcript because many employers require that a student earn credit for internships.
NOTE: Internship credits never count for studio credit. Internship credit will be applied toward academic/experiential electives.
Are internships graded?
No grade is assigned. Internships are pass/fail only.
How do I identify internship opportunities?
In many cases, students network for their own internship opportunities; however, check your email! John Luther posts internship opportunities on bulletin boards, and announces them to all students via email, the Stamps website, and John’s Career Tumblr.
Additionally, some U-M sponsored international internships are listed in M-Compass.
The Wonderful Wednesday program (held Wednesdays, noon - 1:00 pm) hosts an Internship Basics workshop each semester.
What are the steps?
- Complete the Internship Proposal form and attach a brief written proposal outlining the type of internship, the tasks, and the length of the internship.
- Secure Internship Proposal form signatures from your supervisor and the Career Development Coordinator. You need to do this before undertaking an internship: the signatures indicate a contractual agreement. Forms are available in the “Forms” section of the website. You must complete the proposal before you undertake the internship in order to get credit.
- Register for the internship (ARTDES 351) after receiving the override from the Career Development Coordinator.
- After the internship is complete, submit a summary and the supervisor’s evaluation (Internship Evaluation Form) to the Career Development Coordinator. Credit will be posted to your transcript on completion of this final evaluation.
What paperwork do I need to get the credit?
3 documents are required for credit:
- the Internship Proposal form, with a written proposal attached.
- a written summary of the experience by the student
- the site supervisor’s performance evaluation (Internship Evaluation Form).
Can my internship fulfill the International Experience requirement?
Yes. As long as the internship lasts at least 3 weeks and is outside the U.S., it could fulfill the International Experience requirement. Proposals are reviewed annually; deadline December 1. There are no exceptions to the deadline. NOTE: this is different from the regular internship proposal process.
Questions? Contact John Luther at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 764-0397.