Internships and Independent Study

Corporate Internship

Tutorials for Internships

Fordham University students in good academic standing are eligible to receive credit while pursuing internships over the summer.

In order to receive credit for a summer internship, you may either register for SOCI 4900, a 4-credit internship class associated with Summer in the City, or for a tutorial. 

In a tutorial, you can earn 1-4 credits while working with an instructor of your choice. Please first consult with the associate chair of your department for policies regarding interning within your major.

The number of credits you earn depends upon your financial considerations ($882 per credit), your graduation requirements, and the amount of work you are willing to do outside the internship.

You receive credit for the academic component associated with the course, not for the time or activities related to the internship. Many students opt for a one-credit tutorial, in which the academic component usually involves a weekly journal.

Once you have identified an instructor willing to work with you, please complete this form.

If you wish to sign up for a tutorial but are having trouble identifying an instructor, please contact us at summerschool@fordham.edu. Make sure to include your name, FIDN, your major, and the organization and city where you intend to intern.

Tutorial registration forms need to be approved by your class dean and submitted to the Summer Session office by the Add/Drop deadline of the summer session in which you would like to be registered.

Note: A Pass/Fail grade is an option for tutorials. However, Pass/Fail classes cannot be applied toward fulfillment of the requirements of your major.

Tutorials for Independent Study

Fordham University students who wish to pursue independent research or make up credits during the summer may register for a tutorial. Students undertaking independent study must meet regularly with a faculty member to guide their work.

In a tutorial, you can earn 1-4 credits for your research. The number of credits you earn depends upon your financial considerations ($882 per credit), your graduation requirements, and the nature of your final project.

Once you have identified an instructor willing to work with you, complete this form.

Tutorial registration forms need to be approved by the department chair and your class dean and submitted to the Summer Session office by the Add/Drop deadline of the summer session in which you would like to be registered.

Note: A Pass/Fail grade is an option for tutorials. However, Pass/Fail classes cannot be applied toward fulfillment of the requirements of your major.