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Academic Credit and Real-World Experience
Career and Professional Development

» Internships at Chapman University

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% 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

  • Internship courses are offered year-round (fall, interterm, spring and summer semesters) and are registered through the Office of Career and Professional Development.
  • Internship courses follow the same tuition and credit policies outlined in Tuition and Interterm General Policies.
  • Internship registration deadlines are posted annually on the Academic Calendar. If a student missed the deadline to register their internship, they may petition to late-add the course.
  • If you anticipate any delays with the submission of this application, it is your responsibility to ensure you are enrolled full time for financial aid purposes. You have the option to enroll in the temporary Internship Placeholder Course.
  • To register for internships in the United States, students must complete the online internship applicationHow to register your internship »
  • To register for and learn about pre-approved international internships, students can contact the Center for Global Education.

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Earn Academic Credit for Your Internship

Ready to register your internship? Log into the Internship Portal to get started. Note: Always double-check the official academic catalog for the most accurate information regarding academic internship courses.

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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?