Internship Credit

ECON386: Experiential Learning

The Economics Department supports students who desire to broaden their range of educational experience beyond the traditional classroom. To this end, ECON386 allows students to obtain credit for employment or internships related to their studies in economics. To be eligible for this course, students must be an ECON major, have at least 60 cumulative credits completed, and a UMD cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Internship requirements are outlined on our website at

Students are responsible for seeking and securing their own internships. While the Economics Department will post internship opportunities forwarded by potential sponsors, the department does not actively match students with internships. In addition to looking on this blog for postings, the University Career Center maintains a database of available jobs and internships through their Careers4Terps website; see a listing of current Careers4Terps postings of interest to ECON majors. Students are also encouraged to search for internships using their own resources. Internships must be approved by ECON Advising prior to the interns start date and the beginning of the semester. 

Students will earn three (3) credits for ECON386. For students on the Bachelor of Arts track, these credits may count towards their Experiential Learning requirement. For students on the Bachelor of Science track, these credits will count as elective credits (towards the minimum number of credits needed for an undergraduate degree).  Grades for ECON386 are Satisfactory or Fail (S/F). Per university policy, Satisfactory (S) grades are not included in GPA; however, a Failing (F) grade will be. ECON386 may not be repeated.

For more information about the eligibility requirements, applying for ECON386,and the structure of the internship course please visit the ECON386 website

If you have any questions about your eligibility for earning academic credit via an internship, contact the Economics Department Advisors.