CISA Elective Internship Options

You can earn anywhere from 1-9 hours of elective credit for one specific internship experience, and up to 12 hours of elective credit for internship experiences, by enrolling in and completing some academic assignments while working at an approved internship site. Course assignments will include journal reflections that relate course work to your experience, and the number of credits you can earn depends on the number of hours spent at an approved internship site. 

Students are able to use almost any internship to qualify for 484 credit. There is no specific list of placements students must choose from to obtain credit, but the internship should relate to your degree in some meaningful way.. As long as this internship is a new experience that you have begun recently and not something that you have been working on for years as part of a current job, then we are always open to discussing providing elective internship credit for students. In order to receive credit, you must be enrolled in an internship course and all hours completed must be completed within the semester dates. Other stipulations are that you may not have any relation to your site supervisor, to the organization’s owner, or any other conflict of interest.  

We can offer the following credit hours for hours obtained at an internship site:

Credit HoursTotal Internship Hours
1 credit45 hours
2 credit90 hours
3 credit135 hours
4 credit180 hours
5 credit225 hours
6 credit270 hours
7 credit315 hours
8 credit360 hours
9 credit405 hours
10 credit450 hours
11 credit495 hours
12 credit540 hours

Offered Sessions

Course OfferedSessions AvailableCredits OfferedMajor Requirment
ABS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-6ABS Majors Only
CAP 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)3CAP and PSY Majors Only
COM 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)3COM Majors Only
ENG 484C Session (Fall and Spring)1-12Any Major
HST 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-12HST Majors Only
IDS 484A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9IDS Majors Only
ISS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)3ISS Majors Only
ISS 584C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)3ISS Majors Only
MAT 484C Session (Fall and Spring)1-6MAT Majors Only
MLS 584A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9MLS Majors Only
OGL 484A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9Any Major
OGL 584A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9OGL Majors Only
POS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)3POS Majors Only
STS 484C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)3STS Majors Only
TWC 484A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9TWC Majors Only
TWC 584A, B, and C Session (Fall, Spring, Summer)1-9TWC Majors Only
VTS 484A, B, and C Session (Fall and Spring)3VTS Majors/Certs Only

Session Deadlines

Session Deadline
Spring A 2022 (1/10 - 3/1)Due December 9, 2021
Spring C 2022 (1/10 – 4/29)Due December 9, 2021
Spring B 2022 (3/14 – 4/29)Due February 17, 2022
Summer A 2022 (5/16 - 6/24)Due April 28, 2022
Summer C 2022 (5/16 - 7/8)Due April 28, 2022
Summer B 2022 (6/29 - 8/9)Due June 9, 2022
Fall A 2022 (8/18 - 10/7)Due July 28, 2022
Fall C 2022 (8/18 – 12/2)Due July 28, 2022
Fall B 2022 (10/12 – 12/2)Due September 22, 2022

Internship Application Requirements

To apply for your internship, we need ALL four of the following documents: 

  1. A confirmation letter from your site supervisor on official company letterhead or from their company email, including phone contact information, that indicates when the internship will take place and that they understand you will need to complete the required number of hours based on your enrollment request. 

  2. A completed 484 Credit Sheet

  3. A copy of your resume

  4. The internship site must also complete the Student Placement Agreement

    • Leave the university signee part blank, but your mentor must sign on behalf of the facility.
    • For the facility portion, the mentor will write in:
      • Facility: name of internship site or company
      • Signed: sign their name (legal signature)
      • Printed: print their name
      • Title: the title they hold at the company or site
      • Start date: The start date should be the first day of classes or the day they sign the agreement (whichever the site prefers)
      • End date: The end date needs to be the last day of the semester or a later date chosen by the site up to 5 years

Submit your Application

Please scan and email your application documents to the internship and experiential learning coordinator, Hahnna Christianson, at

You may also drop off your application in person to Hahnna Christianson’s attention at one of the Integrative Sciences and Arts offices:

    • Tempe campus - Urban Systems Engineering (USE), 138
    • Downtown Phoenix campus - University Center (UCENT), third floor
    • Polytechnic campus - Santa Catalina (SANCA), 2nd floor


Join the Internship and Experiential Learning Coordinator for Virtual Drop-in advising! For more detailed information about the virtual advising sessions offered and directions on how to log in, visit the VSDA Website

For CISA 484 advising, you can log in to Zoom ID: 83348205610 

    • Tuesdays: 1 - 3 PM (Arizona Time) 
    • Thursdays: 10 AM - 12 PM (Arizona Time)

If you have any additional questions or concerns or are not available for drop-in hours, feel free to schedule an appointment or call 480-965-1970 for assistance. 

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