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BIS 484 Internship (1-9 Hours)

BIS 484 provides the opportunity to earn elective credit anywhere from 1-9 hours depending on the number of hours spent at an approved internship site, and completing course assignments that include journal reflections that relate course work to your experience. This course is also available for both BIS majors and non-BIS majors who are unable to obtain internship credit from their respective degree programs.

Students are able to use almost any internship to qualify for BIS 484 credit. There is no specific list students must choose from to obtain credit. As long as this internship is a new experience that has 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. Also, you may not have any relation to your site supervisor, the organization’s owner, or any other conflict of interest. In addition, it should relate to your degree in some meaningful way.

BIS 484 is offered in the fall A, fall B, fall C, spring A, spring B, spring C, summer C, and summer B sessions. All sections of BIS 484 are graded with a letter grade and do not have a pass/fail option.

Fall A 2017August 25, 2017
Fall B 2017October 20, 2017
Fall C 2017September 1, 2017
Spring A 2018January 16, 2018
Spring B 2018February 15, 2018
Spring C 2018January 23, 2018
Summer A 2018May 25, 2018
Summer B 2018July 9, 2018

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

Credit HoursTotal Internship Hours
1 credit45 hours
2 credits90 hours
3 credits135 hours
4 credits180 hours
5 credits225 hours
6 credits270 hours
7 credits315 hours
8 credits360 hours
9 credits405 hours

Internship Application Requirements

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

  • 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.

  • 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

Mail all the above required items to:

Internship Application
c/o Nicholas Maddox
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts 
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 871901
Tempe, AZ 85287-1901


You may drop it off in person to Nicholas Maddox’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


You may scan and email it to Nicholas.Maddox@asu.edu.


Fax the document to 480-727-6344, attention Nicholas Maddox.

If you have questions, please contact us at 480-965-1970, or email Nicholas.Maddox@asu.edu.