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Academic Credit

For credit-bearing internships, Grinnell is unique in that students receive credit based on the academic work completed outside the onsite work hours at the internship organization, not on the number of hours worked at the internship. Students may choose to receive two or four credits for their internship experience, and must secure a Grinnell College faculty member to serve as their Faculty Sponsor for the experience.

Summer Funding

Currently enrolled full-time first-, second-, or third-year students in good academic standing may apply for College funding to offset the costs of an 8- to 10-week, full-time summer internship, provided you have your internship secured at the time of application. These funding opportunities are competitive and look for clarity in presentation, support from the sponsoring organization/agency/business, academic preparation, and a link to the applicant’s interest.


The Grinnellink internship program offers summer internship opportunities that have a connection with College alumnus and/or friends of the college. Grinnellink internships provide Grinnell College students with quality experiences to build on their academic background, develop professional skills and confidence, and to foster career exploration.