Frequently Asked Internship Questions

Are all students required to do an internship?
When do students complete their internships?
Where do students do their internships?
How do students find their internship?
Do students get paid for an internship?
Do students receive academic credit for their internship?
How many hours are required for the internship?
Once the student has secured the internship, what are the next steps?


Are all students required to do an internship?

Yes – all Regis students complete at least one internship as a requirement for graduation and some majors may require two internships. Nursing and Nuclear Medicine students use their clinical rotations to satisfy the requirement; Education students can use their student teaching placement to satisfy the requirement.

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When do students complete their internships?

Students can complete an internship once they declare a major. Internships can be done at any time throughout college. Many students choose to do an internship in the summer while others prefer to complete their internship during the academic year. It is recommended that student-athletes plan to complete their internship when not in season.

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Where do students do their internships?

Regis students have interned at a wide variety of organizations: including businesses, and non-profits. Organizations such as John Hancock, Nickerson Public Relations, Alcresta Pharmaceuticals and the Food and Drug Administration are a few of the organizations who have hosted Regis interns. Some students have completed their internship requirement on the Regis campus in areas such as the business office, marketing, admissions, and the Regis Children’s Center – a great option for students with transportation challenges.

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How do students find their internship?

While it is the students’ responsibility to secure their internship, the Center for Internships and Career Placement assists students in identifying internship opportunities as well resume and cover letter writing. Workshops and one-on –one advising is also available.

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Do students get paid for an internship?

That depends on the host organization. Many for-profit organizations offer paid internships whereas non-profit organizations may only have non-paying internship opportunities. The Center for Internships and Career Placement will work with students to help structure their internship requirement with other obligations they may have.

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Do students receive academic credit for their internship?

Yes, provided the opportunity matches the criteria required to award academic credit. The Regis internship is considered a class and either 3 or 4 credits (depending on the major) are awarded for successful completion.

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How many hours are required for the internship?

A minimum of 100 hours is required to satisfy the graduation requirement. For many majors there is also a class that accompanies the internship.

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Once the student has secured the internship, what are the next steps?

Students will need to complete the Internship Agreement Form and submit it to the Center for Internships and Career Placement.

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Contact Information

Susan Clancy Kennedy, Director
Center for Internships and Career Placement
781-768-7271

Mailing Address

Center for Internships and Career Placement
Regis College
Box 77
College Hall, Room 209
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

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