Registering an Internship for Credit

Internships are professional experiences you may engage in while a student at UMass Amherst. While completing an internship, you may elect to obtain academic credit through UMass at the same time, if your degree program allows it. Follow the steps below to submit a Handshake Experience Contract, which starts the process to get you registered for credit. If you have any questions, reach out to the Field Experience Program Manager for assistance.

If you are looking to register for co-op status, visit the Co-op Status Guide.

Accessing the Handshake Experience Contract to Register an Internship

Login to Handshake and submit an internship experience contract:

  1. Select “Career Center” on the left navigation bar

  2. Select “Experiences”

  3. Select “Submit an Experience

  4. Fill out the internship experience contract in its entirety. If your experience requires any forms to be attached, you can find them on the Internship Forms page.

Once you submit your Contract and it is reviewed by the Field Experience Office, Handshake will email a link to your faculty sponsor for approval. After your faculty sponsor has approved the online contract, the Field Experience Office will help you get enrolled in your internship credit. Note that review and approval may take up to 5 business days or longer depending on the time of year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Registering Internships for Credit