The faculty has established internships so that students might begin to apply their talents to the world outside the classroom and obtain a taste of professional life in the political, environmental, social, educational, or technical spheres. The central component of the internship is an off-campus, participatory experience, under the guidance and supervision of a qualified practitioner in the field. The experience must involve academic content. Time spent in the field may be reduced by the amount of time necessary to complete academic requirements or materials for evaluation. The faculty advisor of the internship or the chair of the department offering the internship may require additional academic requirements for the student to complete, where it seems appropriate. Internships are offered during the regular terms and in the summer. They are graded pass/fail.  A student may take no more than two internships for credit. Both may be taken in the same department. A student must have an overall grade point average of 2.50 or higher (4.00 scale) to take an internship, and a student on academic probation may not take an internship. If a student wishes to pursue course credit for a summer internship, it is considered a summer course and is subject to the summer session course fee.