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Praxis Funding & Internship Credit

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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 or interterm 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.


2023 Interterm Applications Now Open!

Interterm Praxis and/or credit-bearing internships must consist of at least 100 hours over 3 weeks. Students may apply for Praxis funding only, credit only or combine Praxis with credit.

Interterm stipends:

  • $1500 for U.S.-based internships
  • $2000 for internships abroad and not in one's home country
  • Internship credit (IDP 117) grants .25 credit for qualifying internships

NOTE: First-years are not eligible for Interterm Praxis, but may apply for credit-only. 2023 J-grads are not eligible for Interterm Praxis or credit.

DEADLINE: Friday, December 9, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and approved as they are received.

QUESTIONS? Email lazarus@smith.edu or schedule a “Praxis Internships & Internships for Credit” appointment via Handshake.

START YOUR APPLICATION NOW


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