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Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

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 during the summer. In addition, the college recently approved limited academic credit for internships.


Important COVID-19 Information

Updated April 15, 2020—For the summer of 2020, The Lazarus Center will only consider Praxis and Internship Credit proposals in which students work remotely. Students are encouraged to work at least 120 hours, but 220 hours is preferred if possible. All Praxis stipends will be $3,000. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 3. 

For updates on Smith’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.


Requirements for Praxis and/or Internship Credit

 

PRAXIS
(Unpaid Internship)

PAID INTERNSHIP
(No Praxis)

NO CREDIT

Before
• Praxis Application, including all required forms
• Written Statements
• Supervisor Confirmation Form

After
• Summer Activity Report
• Verification of internship completion & brief overview of performance

Does not apply.

CREDIT

Before
Praxis for Credit application, including all required forms
Internship Learning Agreement 
• Written Statements
• Supervisor Confirmation Form
• International students apply for CPT
• Must relate to major, minor or concentration

During
• Weekly journal throughout summer & work on Internship Learning Agreement goals

After
• Summer Activity Report
• Final Reflective Essay
• Supervisor Verification of Internship completion (confirms 200 hours and gives brief overview of intern's performance)

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

During
• Weekly journal throughout summer & work on Internship Learning Agreement goals

After
• Final Reflective Essay 
• Supervisor Verification of Internship Completion (confirms 200 hours and gives brief overview of intern's performance)