Bassett Academic Internships

Bassett internships offer you the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining valuable real-world work experience.

General Information

  • R-MC course 

  • Credit given by department (3 hours)

  • Each department has an Academic Department Liaison for internships. Please contact your liaison the semester prior to the semester you indeed to intern. Some internships may take as long as six months of advance notice to set up.

  • Intern may not receive wages or compensation

  • View step-by-step application process for detailed instructions for planning a Bassett Internship.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.25

  • Minimum hours earned: 48 (Junior Standing)

  • Course Registration

  • Bassett internship application submitted through MyMaconWeb by deadline date

  • Applications can only be submitted for the following academic terms between the dates indicated below:

    Term Application Window
    Fall 2017 Monday, August 7 -
    Friday, September 15
    January Term 2018 Monday, September 18 -
    Thursday, January 11
    Spring 2018 Thursday, January 18 -
    Monday, February 19
    Summer 2018 Friday, May 25  -
    Monday, June 11

Participation Requirements

  • Pre-Internship information sessions, either through the EDGE or through the Academic Department Liaison, are strongly recommended

  • 160 hours recommended – 130 required for academic credit

  • Daily reflective journal of internship activities and learning

Placement Model

  • Student will work through the appropriate Academic Department Liaison

  • Academic Department Liaisons interview each student intern to determine each student's internship objectives.

  • In most cases, the Academic Department Liaison is responsible for recruiting, selecting and vetting appropriate sites to match departmental learning objectives.

  • Students may participate directly in the selection/development of a particular site (i.e. find their own internship), but all placements must be approved by the Academic Department Liaison and each internship must meet admission and participation requirements and meet the learning objectives of the department and the Bassett Internship Program as a whole.

See Bassett Internship application process, step-by-step for detailed instructions for planning a Bassett Internship.

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Brittany Wilkerson '16

Wilkerson interned at the Virginia IVF and Andrology Center in Richmond, Virginia. "I loved going to the lab every day and being part of a team that helps couples who can't otherwise conceive a child," she says. "I cannot imagine working in another field."

Read more about Brittany's Internship

More Information

George Spagna, Ph.D.
Director, Bassett Internship Program
Phone: 804.752.7344 Email:

Contact Your Academic Liaison