CAS Internship Program

Interning off campus next semester? Earn course credits – and a BU Hub unit – through the CAS Internship Program while you intern.

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Program Overview

Beginning in Spring 2024, the CAS Internship Program offers undergraduates in the College the opportunity to take CAS IN 299 alongside an approved off-campus internship.

CAS IN 299 is a two-credit, seminar-style course that carries the Teamwork/Collaboration BU Hub unit. Taught by Connector staff, the course compliments the experiential learning you’ll be doing in your internships, by encouraging critical self-reflection and the development of career readiness competencies.

Program participants are responsible for securing your own internship placement and for completing an application in the semester prior to taking CAS IN 299. Enrollment is limited, and a competitive admissions process is anticipated. Only students admitted to the program receive permission to register for CAS IN 299. Read more about the application process and eligibility requirements below.

The priority deadline for Spring 2024 is December 1, 2023. Submissions received after December 1, 2023 will only be considered if seats remain available in CAS IN 299.

CAS IN 299 cannot be repeated for credit; participation in the CAS Internship Program is limited to one semester.

Course Format

CAS IN 299 meets in person on the CRC every other week during the semester, on Mondays from 4:30-6:15 pm in Spring 2024. It is a two-credit, pass/fail course; the credits count towards graduation requirements in CAS as an elective. CAS IN 299 does not count for major credit. To receive credit for the course and earn the BU Hub unit for Teamwork/Collaboration, students must attend all class meetings and complete the required coursework. Coursework includes regular reading assignments, individual and collaborative writing exercises, and a team-based final project.

Eligibility Requirements 

To be considered for admission to the CAS Internship Program in Spring 2024, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University
  • Have an expected date of graduation no earlier than Spring 2024
  • Plan to study on campus in Spring 2024 (i.e., students on leaves of absences from BU or studying away from campus next semester are ineligible to apply)
  • Be able to attend every class meeting of CAS IN 299 in Spring 2024, on Mondays, from 4:30-6:15 pm
  • Have attended one of the CAS Internship Course Information Sessions
    • Note: As of November 7, 2023, the scheduled information sessions have concluded. Please email to inquire about satisfying this requirement.
  • Have secured an off-campus internship offer for Spring 2024 by the application deadline of December 1, 2023
  • International students must also meet the additional requirements related to work authorization described in the section below.

Internship Requirements

To be considered for admission to the CAS Internship Program in Spring 2024, you must secure an offer from an off-campus organization to intern on or before the application deadline of December 1, 2023. Your internship must meet the following criteria:

  • Start on or before January 22, 2024
  • Continue through the week ending on May 3, 2024
  • Require you to intern a minimum of 6 hours per week and a total of at least 80 hours during the Spring 2024 semester (these hours may be either in-person or remote or hybrid)
  • Be offered through an organization that is not affiliated with BU (e.g., internships at Boston Medical Center will not be considered)

International Students: Additional Requirements and Information 

International students are welcome to apply for the CAS internship Program but will need to demonstrate appropriate authorizations before beginning the internship.

F-1 international students must:

  • Secure an internship directly related to your major field of study
  • Receive approval from the department/program in which you are a declared major
  • Be maintaining valid status and have completed at least one year of full-time enrollment in the US
  • Obtain CPT employment authorization to support the internship before the internship begins

International students on all other immigration classifications should consult with your ISSO advisor prior to submitting an application to confirm eligibility and/or obtain required authorizations in advance.

Application Instructions and Process

Please complete the following steps to be considered for admission to the CAS Internship Program and enrollment in CAS IN 299.

Frequently Asked Questions

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