The registration process for summer internships is different from other courses. You must first fill out a Handshake "experience," and provide details about the internship, and you should contact me for help figuring out how many credits you are eligible for. The Journalism Department determines this, not the employer.
Once you've uploaded the employer information to Handshake, the internship goes to Career Services for approval, and then a bill will be generated by Continuing and Professional Education. Once you have paid your bill, the credits will show up on your SPIRE.
SOUNDS CONFUSING. But actually, it's not too bad. Check out the Internship Checklist, which explains the process. And watch a screencast I created to walk you through the process, which starts on the UMass Handshake page.
Remember you must pay for summer credits before you will be registered. You should receive a bill within a few weeks of uploading your Handshake experience. If you don't, please get in touch with me via email.
Internship credits count toward graduation, not toward the major (except for Sport Journalism Concentration students), and they do not fill any major elective requirements. You may take a total of 18 internship credits over the course of your college career.
If you have any questions, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.