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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.

Praxis & Internship Credit for Summer 2021

Applications are now open. We review applications as they are submitted. Apply early for early approval.
The deadline to apply has been extended to May 20, 2021.

POLICY UPDATE 3/30/21: Students are strongly encouraged to pursue remote internship opportunities during summer 2021. Any student who wishes to use college funding or credit to support an in-person opportunity must submit a Petition for In-Person, Smith-supported Internship with their Praxis, Praxis with Credit or Credit-Only application. Any internship that is granted approval must take place in the U.S. or in a student's home country.


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)