Internships

FMS 99 Course Information


Doing an internship for credit provides you with faculty guidance, support, and reflection throughout your internship experience. Some internship sites require you to receive academic credit.

For-Credit Internships—Fall or Spring Semester
To earn academic credit for an internship during the fall or spring semester, you

  • must enroll in FMS99 Media Internships.
  • will earn 2 or 4 pass/fail SHUs (credits). Course requirements vary depending on the credit option you choose. See FMS99 sample syllabus for more details.
  • must intern at an on-site location in the Boston area (some remote/virtual hours permitted with consent of the instructor).
  • work a minimum of 75 hours (2 SHUs) or 150 hours (4 SHUs), complete short papers and weekly writing assignments, and attend meetings with advisor Leslie Goldberg.

Sample FMS99 Syllabus

For-Credit Internships—Summer
To earn academic credit for an internship during the summer, you

  • enroll in FMS 99 Media Internships through the Tufts Summer School. You will have to pay for this course.
  • will earn 2 or 4 pass/fail SHUs (credits). Course requirements vary depending on the credit option you choose. See FMS99 sample syllabus for more details.
  • can intern at an on-site location anywhere in the world (some remote/virtual hours permitted with consent of the instructor).
  • work a minimum of 75 hours (2 SHUs) or 150 hours (4 SHUs), complete short papers and weekly writing assignments, and attend virtual meetings (by phone or FaceTime) with advisor Leslie Goldberg.

"Career Credit" Internships—Summer Only
During the summer only, you might be able to receive non-academic career credit through Tufts Career Center's "Internship Credit" program. Career credit is free (You do not have to enroll in FMS99 or pay for the course) but does not earn numerical credit towards graduation. Therefore you cannot count this internship towards your FMS major or minor, other major or minor, or graduation requirements. International students are not eligible for career credit. For more information, read more about internship credit for international students.

You must ask your employer in advance if the organization requires academic course credit or will accept career credit. If the organization requires academic credit, you must sign up for FMS99 through the Tufts Summer School.