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Skidmore College
Office of Student Academic Affairs

Credit-bearing Internships

Please read this advice before you begin the process of proposing a credit-bearing internship! Guidelines can be found here. Questions? Please contact Terri Mariani, Coordinator for Student Academic Affairs.

NOTE: you will not receive academic credit if you submit the application after the start of the internship. 

Application checklist:

Please name all files in the following style: Last name, First name - IFC - Document Name and submit to

Earning academic credit through an internship can be particularly rewarding for students as an application of their academic work to other life situations, as an exercise of their liberal arts skills and perspectives, and as a bridge between college and career. In recent years Skidmore students have earned valuable experience and academic credit in government agencies, retail and industrial organizations, publishing houses, banks, law firms, radio and television networks, and art, music, and theater organizations. Internship affiliations can be arranged by students themselves or in consultation with the Career Development Center, or be made available through alumni and friends of the college.

Once they have completed a first semester at Skidmore, qualified students may apply for internship experience, and academic credit, during any semester of the academic year, including both summer sessions. Note: Students will be charged the regular application and tuition fees as for any other credit-bearing course taken during the academic year at Skidmore. $333 per internship credit will be charged for summer session internships.

The IN-100 Exploration Internship is available as an introductory experience to qualified students in any academic discipline. IN-100 internships for credit can be approved for 1-4 credits. Many departments and programs at Skidmore offer professional internships for credit at the 299 or 399 level. These opportunities are centered on a specific academic discipline, are offered at a more advanced level than IN-100, and often carry prerequisites. Grading may be on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Consult the course descriptions in the Catalog for departmental and program listings for details.

Faculty: please see the Helios site for information about compensation.

Deadline Dates

NOTE: applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of the internship or no credit can be awarded.

  • Fall 2024 - Wednesday, September 11
  • Spring 2025 - Tuesday, January 28
  • Summer 2025, Monday, June 23

Please contact Terri Mariani (518-580-5725) for all questions regarding internship credit.