Internship for Academic Credit

BME graduate students may earn up to (3) three graded credits towards the M.S. degree through internship engagement.  The student is responsible for the cost per credit, charged as regular tuition.

In order to commence, the student must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The student must submit a Fieldwork Request Form in order to be approved for BMEN E4999: Fieldwork. You will need to submit an official written offer letter from the employer stating the terms of employment through the request form.
  2. Employment may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year.
  3. Students enrolled in Fieldwork during their last term must registered for a minimum of 3 credits of on-campus coursework.
  4. Adhere to the following schedule and deadlines:
Semester Number of Credits Term Duration Minimum Hours of Work (Total) Deadline to Apply
Fall 2017 1 Half or Full Term 100 Friday, November 3, 2017
Fall 2017 1.5 Half or Full Term 150 Monday, October 9, 2017
Spring 2018 1 Half or Full Term 100 Friday, March 16, 2018
Spring 2018 1.5 Half or Full Term 150 Friday, March 2, 2018
Summer 2018 1, 1.5, or 2 Half or Full Term 100-200 Final date: Friday, July 13, 2018

This schedule also pertains to F-1 students requesting Practical Training during the academic terms.  J-1 students may submit their application for Fieldwork if they wish to obtain academic credits after obtaining approval from the J-1 Sponsor and ISSO.  Please refer to SSOL for work eligibility: F-1 Students | J-1 Students. 

In order to earn a grade for the internship performed, the Department requires:

  1. The employer must submit a BME Supervisor Internship Evaluation Report, stating your responsibilities, performance, time frame, and number of hours worked.
  1. The student must submit a Student Internship Report, elaborating on the experience, projects, and relevance to degree program.

The letter and report must be received by the BME office by the following deadlines (failure to comply may result in incomplete or failure in the course.):


Maximum Number of Credits

Deadline to Submit Letter and Report



Last day of class in December



Last day of class in May



Second week of August

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