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Internships – Registering for Academic Credit

Some student interns choose to earn academic credit as a part of their internship experience. This can be due to a variety of reasons including:

  • A requirement by an internship host
  • A requirement within an academic catalog
  • To fulfill upper division credits



  • An internship must be completed in the semester you’re getting academic credit per the Registrar’s academic calendars.
  • Internships require approximately 45 hours of work for each hour of academic credit awarded.
  • No more than twelve (12) credits earned in internships 293 and 493 may be used to meet university graduation requirements.
  • Internships are graded on either a pass/fail basis
  • Internship credit is considered academic credit and will be billed as such depending upon your part- or full-time status during the semester you’re interning.

Internship Application for Credit

Once you have obtained an internship and are ready to register for academic credit, you must fill out the Internship Application for Academic Credit to have the course added to your academic schedule. Please review the following information on how to complete the application.

  • Access the Internship Application for Academic Credit
  • Log in using your Boise State username and password
  • Click the plus (+) sign next to Internship Application for Academic Credit on the left hand side of the page. Click on the option Create an Application.
  • Enter all required information (fields with * are required)
  • Hit SUBMIT

Things to remember: You will not be registered for your internship course until your department internship coordinator and organization supervisor approve your internship application. It is your responsibility to check your email through the registration process in case any questions arise.

After you submit your application, it goes to the Internship Coordinator for Approval → Your Internship Supervisor → To the Registrar’s Office to be added to your academic schedule.

Academic Course - HLTH 493 or HEP 493

After you register, you will be added to either a HEP 493 or HLTH 493 internship depending on your major. This is an asynchronous course delivered through Canvas that has a goal of helping you reflect on and articulate your internship. In this course, you can look forward to:

  • Creating learning out comes and goals for your internship
  • Developing your resume
  • Creating a final project that encapsulates your experience