Non-Credit Internships (Augsburg Experience)

At Augsburg, internships can be registered for a non-credit internship course to fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement.  This option recognizes the learning inherent in integrating your education with internship or related experience.

What qualifies for the non-credit internship?

  • Experience must be related to your major, minor and/or career goals.
  • Positions must offer an opportunity to apply theory to practice in a work setting with opportunity for clear application of coursework and enhancement of knowledge and skills.
  • Students will be required to create learning strategies, observable objectives and systematic evaluation of the learning processes and outcomes.
  • Positions may be paid or unpaid.
  • Sites may include approved relevant part-time jobs during the school year, full-time or part-time relevant summer job opportunities, or internships in a students major field.
  • Student must complete a minimum of 80 hours on the internship site, but are strongly encouraged to complete additional hours to have a more meaningful opportunity to contribute to the organization.
  • Start and end dates for experiences are flexible, but students must be registered for the internship during the term in which they are completing the experience.

Non-Credit Internship Registration and Requirements

The non-credit internship acknowledges the learning and academic value of a work-based learning experience. It is a non-credit recognition and there is no registration fee. Students registering for a non-credit internship are required to:

  1. Once you have an internship site lined up, attend an internship orientation session or meet with the Internship Specialist in the Career & Internship office to discuss your internship/job and your learning goals.
  2. Register for the Non-Credit Internship for Augsburg Experience during the open registration period. (For summer 2014: Register for the course GST009 available in the Career & Internship Services office.)
  3. Complete the Internship Learning Agreement goals connecting education and work experience and reflect on the experience.
  4. Complete the Augsburg Experience reflection paper based on learning during the internship.
  5. Students receive a grade of “P” (participation with no credit) when requirements are completed and approved.

Looking for an internship?

If you have questions about finding an internship opportunity, contact Strommen Career & Internship Services at 612-220-1148 or to schedule an appointment to discuss your interests and possibilities.