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Applications & Forms

Application Forms

All forms required for your application should be filled out electronically, signed* by a supervisor or faculty adviser, and sent back to you. Upload the completed forms in your online application (see Application Links below)

*Due to remote work conditions, no physical signature is required. Please use electronic signature.

Supervisor Confirmation Form
Required for all Praxis and Praxis Plus applications, including Praxis with Credit.
This form confirms internship offer and describes internship duties and supervision.

Faculty Adviser Sign-Off*
Required for all Praxis and Praxis Plus applications, including Praxis with Credit.
This form confirms that you and your adviser have communicated about your internship plans and goals.
*NOTE: Students applying for support of internships required by a concentration must obtain Faculty Sign-Off from their Concentration Adviser. 

Written Statements Form
Required for all Praxis and Praxis Plus applications, including Praxis with Credit.
Your Written Statements help us evaluate your internship for Praxis funding.

Concentration Director Confirmation
For Praxis Plus applications ONLY.
This form confirms your eligibility for Praxis Plus funding.

Internship Learning Agreement 
For Credit-only application. (Not required for Praxis or Praxis with Credit applications)
Must be completed with your Internship Supervisor and then signed by you, your supervisor, and your faculty adviser.
*NOTE: Students applying for credit in support of internships required by a concentration must obtain signature of their Concentration Adviser. 

NEW: Petition for In-Person, Smith-Supported Internship
Required for any student who wishes to use Praxis funding or Credit to support an in-person internship (including Praxis, Praxis with Credit, or Credit-Only applications).

Student Insurance & Liability Waivers
Some employers require interns to obtain liability waivers from their schools. Students who are asked to provide a waiver must go through the Five College Risk Management Office. Scroll to the bottom for Smith College instructions.


Application Links

The deadline to apply is May 13, 2021.

Summer 2021 - Praxis & Internship Credit Applications
Please select the appropriate link to begin your application:

Praxis or Praxis Plus

Praxis with Credit or Praxis Plus with Credit
For those who want to combine Praxis funding with Internship Credit

Internship Credit

Questions? praxis@smith.edu


Requirements for After Your Internship

After you have completed your internship, you must submit:

  • Verification of Internship Completion - (Required for both Praxis and Credit-only Internships): Please ask your supervisor to submit an email to praxis@smith.edu, confirming hours worked and commenting on your work performance. Verification must be in English or translated by Smith faculty member prior to submission.
     
  • Final Activity Report (Summer 2021) - Required for all Praxis Internships (including Praxis w/ Credit)
     
  • Final Reflective Essay (Summer 2021)- Required for all credit-bearing internships (including Praxis w/ Credit). This online form includes an upload space for your essay, which will be submitted to your faculty adviser to determine pass/fail. See our Guide to Writing Your Final Reflective Essay.

For Summer 2021, dhe deadline to submit end-of-internship documents is August 31, 2021.