Honors students may pursue internships to earn credit towards their Honors Elective (or Experiential and Advanced Learning) requirements. Honors internships include a research component and have a deliberate learning agenda related to your major or career goals.

To earn Honors credit for an internship, you should follow these steps:

  • Identify a faculty advisor to supervise the research component of your internship. This person may be a professor you've had class with, or a professor whose academic expertise is in an area of your interest. The faculty advisor does not have to be within your academic major.
  • Contact to schedule an appointment with the Faculty Director to discuss the research component of your internship experience and the topic that you and your faculty advisor plan to study.
  • Once you decide that you want to earn Honors Elective/Experiential and Advanced Learning credit for your internship experience, complete the Application for Honors Credit Form. This form should be completed the semester prior to your planned internship. When you submit the Application for Honors Credit Form, you will also submit your internship syllabus.
  • Once completed, present your research at the bi-annual Celebration of Scholarship and Learning or another approved venue.

Please note, you must obtain approval from the Honors College before your internship begins  in order to receive elective credit toward the completion of your Honors College requirements.

The Honors College advocates on behalf of its students to cultivate and maintain relationships with employers who have offered internships to Honors students in the past. Listed below are some examples of previous internships undertaken by Honors students:

The Washington Center

  • Internships in federal government offices, local non-profit organizations, and area businesses are available during the fall, spring, and summer terms.
  • Students are eligible to receive up to 12 credits, and scholarships are available, especially to Maryland residents.

Capital Semester in Washington, DC

  • Participants will earn 12 credits from George Mason University, live in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, and are guaranteed internships with federal agencies, think tanks, government affairs offices, policy groups, embassies, NGOs, congressional offices, media outlets and nonprofits.
  • Contact Dana Faught at or 202-986-0384 with any questions; she will work with you to help you complete your application.

The National Aquarium

  • A variety of internships in animal care, community affairs, education, digital marketing, and many other fields are available at the National Aquarium. The National Aquarium invites applications from Honors College students.

G. Krug & Son Ironworks & Museum

  • A variety of internships in museum curation, research, oral history, archives, marketing, communication, website design, and photography are available. Contact Museum Coordinator and Honors College alumnus Patrick Cutter at for more information.

Casey Cares Foundation

  • The Casey Cares Foundation is seeking summer interns for students that are interested in learning and contributing to a growing non-profit group.
  • The internship may be ideal for students interested in careers in social services, business communications, public relations, graphic design, and fundraising.

Cherry Hill Oral History Project

  • Prof. Shannon Simpson, Research and Instruction Librarian for Cook Library, is looking for an Honors College intern to assist with the Cherry Hill Oral History Project. Interns could assist Prof. Simpson with collecting information from Cherry Hill residents and constructing educational films and web sites.
  • Internships are available in spring and fall semesters.
  • For more information, please contact Professor Shannon Simpson at

Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

  • Gain valuable experience working one-on-one and in groups with adults with autism at the Hussman Center (part of the TU Institute for Well-Being).
  • Internships are available throughout the academic year for up to 6 credits, depending on the number of hours-per-week.
  • For more information, please contact Professor Rhonda Greenhaw at.

Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

  • The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
  • Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August time-frame).