The internship program is one of the distinctive features of a TUJ education. Students find it useful to not only gain valuable work experience, but also to build their future career plan. In fact, many students choose to find the same kind of job as they undertake during their internship.

Types of TUJ Internships

Credit InternshipsNon-Credit Internships

Credit Internships

Credit internships are a valuable way to gain practical work experience, while earning academic credits. Students usually work from 10 to 20 hours per week on site under managerial supervision.

Credit Internship Course

The academic internship course is a 3-4 credit course within your major.

In order to be eligible to take the internship course, students need to have completed a minimum of 60 credits with a 2.5 or higher GPA or a minimum of 45 credits with a 3.0 or higher GPA (as well as some foundation courses required by each major). The internship course is led by a faculty supervisor. Assignments vary depending on the course taken. Students need to intern for a minimum of 140 hours to earn 3 credits. Final grade for the internship course is also determined by the faculty supervisor.

Who is involved with credit internships?


This varies based on the internship, but in general there are at least 4 people involved:

  • Student
  • Internship sponsor/supervisor
  • Faculty supervisor (professor in charge of the course registered for)
  • Internship coordinator (in the Career Development Office)

What is the internship application process?

Internships are offered every semester. In order to participate in a credit internship, students must attend a Credit Internship Information Session the semester before they plan to do the internship. The internship application procedures will be explained at the session.

Internship Application Cycle

Semester of Intended Internship Information Session Internship Application Deadline
Spring (Jan – April) early October early November
Summer (May – July) early March early April
Fall (Sept – Dec) mid June early July

Specific details will be advertised on campus, online, and via email. Students can register for an Information Session via email or by visiting the Career Development Office.

There are several steps in the internship application process:

  1. Preparing the application: this involves determining your eligibility, choosing an appropriate internship and working on the internship application materials.
  2. Submitting the application
  3. Interviewing with internship sponsors: students should practice interviewing and be prepared for a professional interview usually on-site at the internship location
  4. Registering for academic credit: students need to register for the internship via the TUJ Internship Approval Form by the Course Add deadline

Non-Credit Internships

In addition to credit internships, TUJ also offers students the option to do internships on a non-credit basis. A non-credit internship is a volunteer experience – students do not receive credit and there is no official involvement with TUJ. All students are eligible to apply.