Why do an Internship at Bellevue College?

Academic Internship Program at Bellevue College (BC) allows you to acquire course credit while working and learning in a professional environment. You are able to apply the knowledge you have gained in the classroom in a work setting, thus enriching the learning experience.

Get Academic Credit For Internships

At Bellevue College we consider internships to be important for student development and career exploration, and we recognize the learning that takes place in an internship.

Bellevue College interns register for EXPRL 191: Academic Internship Experience. This is not a class where you sit in a classroom, but it is an individualized program designed to support you to set learning objectives, reflect and learn from your internship experience and prepares you for employment. You will receive coaching through one-one meetings with an internship coordinator  You will receive 1-5 academic credits, depending on how many total hours you worked at your internship, and receive a letter grade at the end of the class.

For students who are pursuing the Bachelors of Information Systems & Technology, you have the option of doing an internship instead of a capstone project which counts towards your degree plan. EXPRL 490 & EXPRL 491 Internship Experience provides the structure to integrate real world experience to your coursework. You will complete biweekly journal reports to document your experience and receive coaching from an internship coordinator. You will need to get approval from your program chair for your internship before you can register for EXPRL 490 & 491.

Visit the Internship Resources Page to check out available internships you can apply and helpful articles.

Last Updated June 15, 2022