Academic Credit

Virtual Internships knows the importance of academic credit for university students and has therefore worked with our partner CRCC Asia to create an opportunity to gain credit through their School of Record, Saint Peter’s University, or conversely will work directly with each intern to ensure they have the tools and resources available to apply for credit.

How to obtain credit for your Virtual Internship

Determine Your Needs

The first step in gaining academic credit will be to ensure you understand:

  • If you need academic credit 
  • If your home university will accept credit for a virtual experience
  • If credit can be awarded what is the minimum amount of hours you will need to work
  • What additional materials will you need to present in order for credit to be awarded. 

Once you have determined the above the next step should always be to reach out to your university. While Virtual Internships can absolutely assist you in getting credit, each university has a unique set of criteria and it is essential you determine that criteria first.

Determine Your Needs

The first step in gaining academic credit will be to ensure you understand:

  • If you need academic credit 
  • If your home university will accept credit for a virtual experience
  • If credit can be awarded what is the minimum amount of hours you will need to work
  • What additional materials will you need to present in order for credit to be awarded. 

Once you have determined the above the next step should always be to reach out to your university. While Virtual Internships can absolutely assist you in getting credit, each university has a unique set of criteria and it is essential you determine that criteria first.

Reach out to your University

After officially accepting your offer of participation on a Virtual Internship program your Admissions Advisor or Faculty-lead  will be the first and best source for you to reach out with any and all questions. Your Admissions Advisor will be able to explain the opportunities for credit and what will work best for you. If they identify that getting credit through your home institution is the best fit please follow their guidance on how to obtain credit. If they would like you to get transfer credit then follow the below directions.

Reach out to your University

After officially accepting your offer of participation on a Virtual Internship program your Admissions Advisor or Faculty-lead  will be the first and best source for you to reach out with any and all questions. Your Admissions Advisor will be able to explain the opportunities for credit and what will work best for you. If they identify that getting credit through your home institution is the best fit please follow their guidance on how to obtain credit. If they would like you to get transfer credit then follow the below directions.

Email Your Program Experience Manager to Apply for Credit

If you have decided to gain credit from our School of Record, the first thing you will need to do is complete a credit request form. Please email your Program Experience Manager to request the form, and complete it as soon as possible. Your PEM will then review the application and if approved send you an academic credit offer email.

Email Your Program Experience Manager to Apply for Credit

If you have decided to gain credit from our School of Record, the first thing you will need to do is complete a credit request form. Please email your Program Experience Manager to request the form, and complete it as soon as possible. Your PEM will then review the application and if approved send you an academic credit offer email.

Confirm your Request for Credit

Your request for academic credit is not confirmed until you have paid the credit fee which is separate from your program fee, and under a different set of terms and conditions. Requests for Academic Credit need to be paid as soon as possible and at least 4 weeks prior to the internship start date to be approved.

Confirm your Request for Credit

Your request for academic credit is not confirmed until you have paid the credit fee which is separate from your program fee, and under a different set of terms and conditions. Requests for Academic Credit need to be paid as soon as possible and at least 4 weeks prior to the internship start date to be approved.

Complete your International Internship

During your international internship, ensure that you complete all necessary components to receive credit and meet all deadlines. 

 For those receiving credit through our School of Record, participants will need to complete the minimum hours of work and all inputs will need to be completed within two weeks of your Program End Date to include finishing CareerBridge.

Complete your International Internship

During your international internship, ensure that you complete all necessary components to receive credit and meet all deadlines. 

 For those receiving credit through our School of Record, participants will need to complete the minimum hours of work and all inputs will need to be completed within two weeks of your Program End Date to include finishing CareerBridge.

Transfer Credit from our School of Record, Saint Peter’s University.

CRCC Asia and Virtual Internships has partnered with Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our international internship programs. Students will be enrolled in CRCC-295: CRCC Asia Internship Course. 

Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of CRCC Asia’s Global Internship Curriculum, CareerBridge, proof of hours worked, reflective essay, and an evaluation from your host company supervisor. 

In order to be eligible for transfer credit from Saint Peter’s University, participants must be enrolled students or recent graduates from a bachelor’s degree program and provide an unofficial transcript from their home university.

Saint Peter’s University

Saint Peter’s University is a private Jesuit university in Jersey City, New Jersey. Together CRCC Asia and Saint Peter’s have partnered together to ensure that all students are able to gain access to affordable credit opportunities, financial aid, and international internships. Together we have partnered to create a school of record collaboration that utilizes Saint Peter’s academic oversight and understanding along with CRCC Asia’s global internship course, CareerBridge. Saint Peter’s ranked highest in New Jersey, and 12th overall for Social Mobility in the Regional Universities North Category in the 2020 U.S. News & World Best Colleges Rankings and remains amongst the top 100 “Best Regionals Universities in the North.”

CRCC-295: CRCC Asia International Internship Course

This course provides international off-campus experiential learning activities designed to provide students with opportunities to make connections between the theory and practice of academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment.​ Through direct observation, reflection and evaluation, students gain an understanding of the internship site’s work, mission, and audience, how these potentially relate to their academic studies, as well as the organization’s position in the broader industry or field. Students will produce a critical reflection on their internship experience demonstrating how they have addressed specific learning goals.

Credit Options are:

 

Number of Credits3 Credits6 Credits9 Credits
Minimum Hours Required 120 direct internship hours worked240 direct internship hours worked360 direct internship hours worked
Total Price$300 USD$550 USD$750 USD

Credit from Your Home Institution

Virtual Internships works with various institutions worldwide to quantify credit for our programs, allowing interns to obtain pre-existing home university credit for the work completed in our internship programs. This can include supervisor evaluations, collecting a reflective essay, provision of our Global Employability Certificate received after completing our global internship curriculum, CareerBridge, or providing detailed information on our program inclusions.

If receiving credit through your home university, Virtual Internships can provide:

  • A written confirmation of your guarantee of an internship placement and program inclusions for the Virtual Internship Program
  • A direct contact to provide additional context to our program should your faculty lead or academic advisor ask for a Virtual Internships Liaison
  • A Placement Project Plan of your confirmed company placement with outlined tasks and responsibilities. 
  • A written referral post-program noting supervisor evaluation, confirmed hours worked, and intern profile.

Credit for Virtual Internships Foundations High School Program

At this time Virtual Internships does not have any academic credit options for our foundations program. Please check-back as we continue to adapt and evolve our programming to best meet the needs of our students. Virtual Internships hopes to offer academic credit for our Foundations program in 2021.

Transfer Credit from our School of Record, Saint Peter’s University.

CRCC Asia and Virtual Internships has partnered with Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our international internship programs. Students will be enrolled in CRCC-295: CRCC Asia Internship Course. 

Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of CRCC Asia’s Global Internship Curriculum, CareerBridge, proof of hours worked, reflective essay, and an evaluation from your host company supervisor. 

In order to be eligible for transfer credit from Saint Peter’s University, participants must be enrolled students or recent graduates from a bachelor’s degree program and provide an unofficial transcript from their home university.

Saint Peter’s University

Saint Peter’s University is a private Jesuit university in Jersey City, New Jersey. Together CRCC Asia and Saint Peter’s have partnered together to ensure that all students are able to gain access to affordable credit opportunities, financial aid, and international internships. Together we have partnered to create a school of record collaboration that utilizes Saint Peter’s academic oversight and understanding along with CRCC Asia’s global internship course, CareerBridge. Saint Peter’s ranked highest in New Jersey, and 12th overall for Social Mobility in the Regional Universities North Category in the 2020 U.S. News & World Best Colleges Rankings and remains amongst the top 100 “Best Regionals Universities in the North.”

CRCC-295: CRCC Asia International Internship Course

This course provides international off-campus experiential learning activities designed to provide students with opportunities to make connections between the theory and practice of academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment.​ Through direct observation, reflection and evaluation, students gain an understanding of the internship site’s work, mission, and audience, how these potentially relate to their academic studies, as well as the organization’s position in the broader industry or field. Students will produce a critical reflection on their internship experience demonstrating how they have addressed specific learning goals.

Credit Options are:

 

Number of Credits3 Credits6 Credits9 Credits
Minimum Hours Required 120 direct internship hours worked240 direct internship hours worked360 direct internship hours worked
Total Price$300 USD$550 USD$750 USD

Credit from Your Home Institution

Virtual Internships works with various institutions worldwide to quantify credit for our programs, allowing interns to obtain pre-existing home university credit for the work completed in our internship programs. This can include supervisor evaluations, collecting a reflective essay, provision of our Global Employability Certificate received after completing our global internship curriculum, CareerBridge, or providing detailed information on our program inclusions.

If receiving credit through your home university, Virtual Internships can provide:

  • A written confirmation of your guarantee of an internship placement and program inclusions for the Virtual Internship Program
  • A direct contact to provide additional context to our program should your faculty lead or academic advisor ask for a Virtual Internships Liaison
  • A Placement Project Plan of your confirmed company placement with outlined tasks and responsibilities. 
  • A written referral post-program noting supervisor evaluation, confirmed hours worked, and intern profile.

Credit for Virtual Internships Foundations High School Program

At this time Virtual Internships does not have any academic credit options for our foundations program. Please check-back as we continue to adapt and evolve our programming to best meet the needs of our students. Virtual Internships hopes to offer academic credit for our Foundations program in 2021.