The Economics Department provides access to various internships with for-profit and non-profit companies and governmental agencies. Although an internship can be undertaken during any term (with special arrangements), most internships occur during the summer months.

Internship information can be found at the Center for Career Development on Stevens Street.


Internships for Credit

In order to earn a full academic credit for an internship experience, Gettysburg College has outlined standard internship guidelines as follows:

  • All students who participate in an internship for credit must register with Career Services.
    The Internship must be approved by the academic department before the experience begins.
  • A Learning Contract must be signed by the student, the site supervisor, the faculty sponsor and the academic department chair, and returned to Career Services.
  • For an accredited internship in Economics, the student must consult with an Economics Professor at least one month prior to the end of the semester preceding the period in which an internship is to take place. Together, they shall determine a mutually agreeable set of expectations and provide a written statement outlining the internship, with which the on-site supervisor must agree.

In order to earn a half academic credit for an internship experience, Gettysburg College has outlined standard internship guidelines as follows:

  • All students who participate in an internship for credit must register with Career Services. The Internship must be approved by the academic department before the experience begins.
  • A Learning Contract must be signed by the student, the site supervisor, the faculty sponsor and the academic department chair, and returned to Career Services.
  • The student must work a minimum of 80 hours in the internship placement.
  • During or upon completion of the internship, the student must complete a written reflection on the internship focusing on the extent to which the internship me the goals stated in the learning contract. The student and faculty sponsor will agree on the form of this reflection.

For more information, contact Dr. Char Weise.