Internships: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re a Berklee student wondering about internships, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Don’t see your question here? Please contact the Berklee Career Center, or set up an appointment to discuss your questions in more detail.
The Career Center is here to help you in your internship process (see our step-by-step internship guide); however, we do not place students in internships. It is your responsibility to find and secure the internship that you'd like. If you need to be pointed in the right direction, though, don’t hesitate to connect with us as we’d be happy to assist you.
Any student who has completed three semesters at Berklee by the time their internship begins and has a GPA of at least 2.5 is eligible for this internship course.
Yes. Students may participate in any semester: fall, spring, or summer.
If you’re a domestic (U.S.) student, the answer is yes. If you're an international student, the answer is no; however, you may be eligible to participate in all three internship courses for undergraduate students (IN-299, IN-399, and XX-495).
- IN-299 and IN-399: one general elective credit
- XX-495: two approved, specified elective credits
- GS-595 (for graduate students only): one elective credit
Students earn a letter grade of A through F.
See Internship Academic Requirements for more information.
Since the internship courses require academic work to earn a passing grade, they will typically satisfy a company or organization’s internship credit requirement. Most companies include credit requirements in the internship postings.
- IN-299 and IN-399: $100
- XX-495: regular two-credit tuition
- GS-595: regular one-credit tuition
IN-299 and IN-399: No. If you are taking only IN-299 or IN-399 (and no other courses), you will be charged just the $100 reduced tuition. In addition, you will be charged for Berklee’s health insurance coverage.*
XX-495: Yes. If you are taking only XX-495 (and no other courses), you will be billed the cost of two credits plus the college’s part-time comprehensive fee. In addition, you will be charged for Berklee’s health insurance coverage.*
If you enroll in an internship course while taking other Berklee courses, the credit load determines the bill. Any credits over the 16-credit threshold are billed per credit.
*The Berklee health insurance coverage fee may be waived by documenting coverage from another source on my.berklee.edu (note that this link is only available to the Berklee community).
No. You are responsible for securing your own housing, but the Career Center can help point you towards resources that may be helpful in finding it.
Yes. However, each internship must be spread out over a period of at least 10 weeks. Field hours may be divided.