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Did you know that 80% of Chapman students intern?

Internship courses give students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining practical work experience, an increased understanding of and exposure to a given career field, opportunities to transform classroom knowledge into “real-world” application, tangible skills and other professional development opportunities.

An astonishing 70.4% of internships result in full-time job offers nationally. By successfully completing internships, students become increasingly competitive candidates in the job market. 

Chapman University allows students to receive academic credit for both paid and unpaid internships. Internships are registered through the Office of Career and Professional Development, rather than studentcenter.chapman.edu.

Registering & Earning Academic Credit for an Internship

Below are the basics and general deadlines for registering and earning academic credit for your internship. Once you're ready to register, follow the steps on the Academic Credit page

Remember: Always double-check the official academic catalog for the most accurate information regarding academic registration.

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Internship Alternatives (Workshop Recording and Resource Guide)

Just because you don't have an internship, does not mean your professional progress has to halt. There are creative, actionable solutions and meaningful ways that you can build valuable transferable skills, even during a lapse in employment without an internship. Here are resources to get you started.

Internship Orientation (Workshop Recording)

Is this your first time interning? Watch this video where Chapman's Internship Coordinator and Career Educators share tips on how to make the most out of your first few weeks, impress your boss, become a part of the team, advocate for yourself, and make valuable, lasting connections during your internship.

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Drop-In Hours

During the Fall and Spring, students can swing by the Career House for 15-minutes of assistance with basic career needs and questions - no appointment necessary. Summer and Interterm Career Support is available via appointment only.


Both virtual and in-person career appointments are available for students and alumni. 

Schedule career appointments via Handshake »


Explore upcoming career events on Handshake or events.chapman.edu


Address Career House
342 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
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Internship Support

Contact Chapman's Internship Coordinator for help navigating the entire internship process. 

(714) 744 -7688


The unpaid internship myth

Did you know: Chapman is one of a select group of schools that allows students to pursue academic credit for both unpaid and paid internships?