SVA allows eligible students to receive three (3) studio elective credits for an approved internship. Internships are graded based on the requirements below, and are awarded a Pass/Fail grade. Students may not begin working until their online application has been approved by Career Development and they have been registered for the course (international students must also obtain CPT approval and a new I-20 to begin working). Credit can only be awarded for the semester in which the student interns; it cannot be awarded retroactively. For information on eligibility, requirements, and enrollment steps, see below.
The Internship for Credit Program is now online! You can log in to the online internship application system, SVACareerLink (careerlink.sva.edu) using your MySVA username and password. The online application for SPRING 2018 opens on December 4. The DEADLINE to complete your spring online internship application is January 13. Registered students may begin working at their internship as early as January 8, provided your application have been approved, including CPT for international students.
If this is your first internship, you must watch the video before beginning your application.
If you have questions, please first review the FAQs section below.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Your Letter of Hire from your employer must list your start and end dates, which must fall within the current semester dates. Your Start Date MUST BE AT LEAST 2 WEEKS FROM THE DAY YOU SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION! If it is sooner than that, it could delay your registration and start date even further.
If you have questions that aren't answered below in the FAQ's section, or need further assistance, please contact [email protected]