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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 summer internships. Internship Credit provides .25 credit for qualifying summer internships, and may be used up to 3 times during a student’s time at Smith.


Requirements for Praxis and/or Internship Credit

 

PRAXIS
(Unpaid Internship)

PAID INTERNSHIP
(Not eligible for Praxis)

NO CREDIT

Before
• Praxis Application, which includes:
- Supervisor Confirmation
- Faculty Adviser Sign-Off
- Written Statements

After
• Final Activity Report
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion

Does not apply.

CREDIT

Before
Praxis with Credit application, which includes:
- Supervisor Confirmation
- Faculty Adviser Sign-Off
- Written Statements
• Must relate to major, minor or concentration
• International students apply for CPT (CPT internships must relate to major)

During
Weekly journal throughout summer.

After 
• Final Activity Report
• Final Reflective Essay
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion

Before
Credit-only application, which includes:
- Supervisor Confirmation
- Faculty Adviser Sign-Off 
Must relate to major, minor or concentration
• International students apply for CPT (CPT internships must relate to major)

During
Weekly journaling & work on Internship Learning Agreement goals.

After
• Final Reflective Essay 
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion