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Praxis Funding & Internship Credit

Catherine Singleton ’11J, Praxis 2010. Photography by Judy Roberge.

Smith has a strong commitment to ensuring students are able to participate in experiential learning opportunities that will allow them to connect their academic endeavors with robust experience in their field of interest.

Praxis funding supports students participating in qualified unpaid internships. In addition, the college recently approved limited academic credit for internships.


Requirements for Praxis and/or Internship Credit

 

PRAXIS
(Unpaid Internship)

PAID INTERNSHIP
(Not eligible for Praxis)

NO CREDIT

Before
• Praxis Application, including all required forms:
- Supervisor Confirmation Form
Faculty Adviser Sign-Off Form 
Written Statements

After
• Final Activity Report
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion (confirms hours and gives brief overview of performance)

Does not apply.

CREDIT

Before
Praxis with Credit application, including all required forms:
- Supervisor Confirmation Form
Faculty Adviser Sign-Off Form 
Written Statements
• International students apply for CPT
• Must relate to major, minor or concentration

During
Weekly journal throughout summer.

After 
Final Activity Report
Final Reflective Essay
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion (confirms hours and gives brief overview of performance)

Before
Credit application, including
Internship Learning Agreement 
• International students apply for CPT
• Must relate to major, minor or concentration

During
Weekly journaling & work on Internship Learning Agreement goals.

After
Final Reflective Essay 
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion (confirms hours and gives brief overview of performance)