experience counts. Because it counts, Columbia College offers internship and
practicum opportunities to give you hands-on work experience on a local,
national or international level. Internships and practica are a great way to
discover your talents and strengths along with your likes and dislikes in a
coordinated by faculty working with a
designated supervisor in the agency or organization. Students are expected to work in an agency or organization for a minimum of 45 clock hours for every semester hour for which they enroll. In other words, if a student enrolls for an internship worth 9 semester hours, the student is expected to work 405 clock hours during the term in which enrollment takes place.
Internships are available in the junior or senior
academic years. Two course numbers are assigned
for internships: 399 and 499. Students enroll for
credit during the term in which they undertake the
internship. They may enroll for credit up to a maximum
of 12 semester hours at each level; however,
certain departments may limit the number of hours
for internship. Some programs require a cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or higher for enrollment in internships.
Evaluation of student performance is made by
the faculty member and the agency supervisor. The
successful completion of contracted papers,
projects and tasks must occur before credit is given.
Read about the benefits of internships.
For more in-depth information on policies regarding internships, read the
section of the Undergraduate Catalog.