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Internship Resources: Internship Courses

Undergraduate Internship Courses

Undergraduate students have two different options for an internship course: a course for credit and a course for no credit. Students should speak with their Student Success Advisor to determine which option may be best for them.

IDST 4003: Seminar with Internship

  • Can count as an elective
  • Financial Aid eligible
  • Variable credit based on hours of internship

Credit Hours

Hours of Internship

3

30

4

45

5

60

6

75

 

CAEX 3500: Undergraduate Internship

Requirements

  • Undergraduate students must have completed ENGL 1010. Walden recommends that students have completed 90 credit hours in their program before applying for the internship course.
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program
  • Students must submit all documentation for approval at least 4 weeks in advance of the course.

Disclaimer:

This internship course is not a part of a program designed to lead to professional practice or non-practice licensure or certification including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. Included are some example activities that may be acceptable as well as some activities that are not acceptable.

Acceptable

  • Observation
  • Resource referrals
  • Case Management
  • Community organization
  • Education and activity coordination

Not Acceptable

  • Psychotherapy or mental health counseling
  • Individual, family, or group therapy
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Potentially dangerous tasks
  • In-Home Client Visitation/Assessment

For more information about optional field experiences courses and application documents contact Career Services at CareerServices@mail.waldenu.edu.

 

Graduate Internship Courses

Graduate students without a required Field Experience component of their program can apply and register for CAEX 6500/6501. The course does not fulfill program requirements, but provides the agreement between the internship site and Walden that many organizations require to accept student interns.

CAEX 6500/6501: Graduate Internship

Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program
  • Students must submit all documentation for approval at least 4 weeks in advance of the course.

Disclaimer:

This internship course is not a part of a program designed to lead to professional practice or non-practice licensure or certification including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. Included are some example activities that may be acceptable as well as some activities that are not acceptable.

Acceptable

  • Observation
  • Resource referrals
  • Case Management
  • Community organization
  • Education and activity coordination

Not Acceptable

  • Psychotherapy or mental health counseling
  • Individual, family, or group therapy
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Potentially dangerous tasks
  • In-Home Client Visitation/Assessment

For more information about optional field experiences courses and application documents contact Career Services at CareerServices@mail.waldenu.edu.