Our location in Wichita, as well as our 34 year-old program has allowed us to form strong relationships with public, private, and nonprofit organizations that offer a variety of internship opportunities. These positions are an invaluable way for WSU students to gain professional experience to complement the strong academic fundamentals they learn in the classroom.
Through the Office of Cooperative Education and Internships, students have an opportunity to earn Academic Credit for an internship, or enroll in Zero Credit and have an internship recognized on their academic transcript.
Academic Credit Option
In addition to completing the internship, students must enroll and pay tuition, submit learning objectives, complete a mid-term visit, complete a student self-evaluation form, and submit a final project assigned by a faculty member.
Zero Credit Option
This option allows students to document an internship on their official academic transcript through a transcript notation. No tuition is paid.
In addition to completing the internship, students must enroll in Zero Credit, submit internship agreement form, attend reflection meeting with coordinator, submit an hour’s verification form, and complete a Zero Credit Assessment at the end of semester. All Zero Credit Internship positions must be paying positions.
Students choose to take an internship for Zero Credit for several reasons:
If students meet the above eligibility requirements and: