Occasionally, organizations may require that students pursuing internships with them must be doing the internship in affiliation with their college/university. At Davidson, students who must receive academic credit for their internship are now able to receive it.

The only students who qualify for this course are students doing unpaid internships that require academic credit as a condition of participating in the program and international students who have been approved for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The course will be assigned as XPL 099 and, while it will appear on your transcript, will not count as one of your 32 courses required for graduation. Grading will be Pass/Fail. All course requirements must be met to pass the course.


For International Students

International students may participate in an off-campus internship related to their majors regardless of whether or not they are paid. International students must receive Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization from ISP in place of the Learning Agreement. Upon completion of the internship, XPL 099 will be added to their transcript. Please refer to the 鈥淐urricular Practical Training鈥 page for additional information. Please contact Sara Nobles (sanobles@davidson.edu) to register.

For Domestic Students 

Domestic students completing unpaid internships that require academic credit as a condition of participating in the program may register for XPL 099. Academic credit must be required by the organization offering the internship (not optional or encouraged). Please contact careers@davidson.edu to register.

Credit Eligibility Letter Request

If your internship application requires you to show proof of eligibility for credit in order to apply, send an email to careers@davidson.edu

In the body of the email, include this information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Student ID 9-digit Davidson ID number
  • Addressee Name, Courtesy Title (Mr./Ms.) and Job Title
  • Organization
  • Organization Address
  • Addressee Email
  • How You Want the Letter Sent: Fax or Email; To You or the Internship Site

Credit Confirmation Letter Request

If you have received an internship offer you plan to accept that is contingent on you receiving credit for the internship, and you need a letter verifying that you will receive this credit, email careers@davidson.edu. In the body of the email, include the same information (listed above) that you would include if you were requesting a credit eligibility letter.

Liability Forms or Agreements

If your internship site asks 麻豆传媒应用 to sign any liability forms or agreements, email these documents to careers@davidson.edu and the Matthews Center team will review them with Davidson's legal counsel to determine if they can be signed.