Gaining recognition for your experience enables you to document your work and use the experience as part of the foundation of your career development. Recognition programs often offer a structured, guided process for reflection and feedback on workplace learning, performance, and accomplishments. It also provides an achievement to include on your resume and career portfolio.
At FSU, you have several options for earning recognition for your internship:
- Experiential Recognition Program
The Experiential Recognition Program (ERP) is an online zero-credit (-0-) course that facilitates eligible FSU degree-seeking students the opportunity to earn transcript notation for engaging in experiential learning opportunities. FSU students must register for the ERP course during open registration windows through their SeminoleLink powered by Handshake account. The ERP course is graded on the S/U system through Blackboard.
- Experiential Certificate Program
The Experiential Certificate Program allows all FSU degree-seeking students the opportunity to earn a certificate of recognition for engaging in experiential learning opportunities. Students must enroll in ECP through their SeminoleLink powered by Handshake accounts in the same semester they complete an experiential learning engagement (internship, research, leadership, or significant community engagement).
- Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
Document your experiences by participating in the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society!
- Job Shadow Recognition Program
The Career Center offers an opportunity for FSU students to gain recognition for job shadowing experiences. The Job Shadow Recognition Program offers a guided process to reflect on your observations of workplace culture, professionalism, expectations, as well as job duties and responsibilities.
Academic Course Credit
You may be able to earn academic course credit through your academic department that houses your major. Contact your FSU Academic Advisor to determine if academic credit is available for completing an internship. Please note: academic credit is granted at the discretion of individual academic departments. Therefore, it is possible that this may not be an option available for you.
The Center for Leadership & Social Change offers academic credit through their Nonprofit Internship Program
- Directed Independent Study
Academic credit may be earned for an internship experience if taken as a Directed Independent Study (DIS). The amount of credit is arranged in consultation with a faculty sponsor or Academic Advisor. Contact your FSU Academic Advisor to determine if academic credit through a DIS is available for your major. Please note: academic credit is granted at the discretion of individual academic departments. Therefore, it is possible that this may not be an option available for you.
- Global Pathways Certificate
The Global Pathways Certificate, designed by Florida State University's Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, maximizes the rich cultural learning experiences available to you on campus, in the community, and abroad. You can choose a certificate theme based on your interest and goals, take related academic courses and a language, and participate in international and/or intercultural experiences and events to enhance your theme. Such active learning and reflection, together with intercultural interaction, dialogue, and service, help provide the invaluable intercultural skills and competencies needed to be a global-ready graduate.