Types of Internships

Students may be eligible for credit-bearing internships or non-credit internships. 

Credit-bearing internships:

  • Provide 3 college credits to students who successfully complete the internship
  • Require 135 hours of on-site work and 15 hours of class time over the course of one semester
  • Require an average of 9 hours of work per week and one hour of class time per week over the course of one semester

Non-credit internships:

  • Require 64 hours of on-site work over the course of one semester
  • Require the completion of a number of brief reflection writing assignments over the course of the semester
  • Appear on students’ transcripts as non-credit experiences

Massasoit Community College encourages host companies to offer paid internship opportunities to students.
Note: Not all internship opportunities are paid.  Please read internship descriptions carefully to identify whether an internship is paid or not.