​​​​​​​​Getting Credit for Your Internship

     Economic students have the opportunity to earn academic credit for internships through Econ 199R. The Economics Department policy is that students may apply to get credit ONLY if the internship provider requires it, if the student needs credit to fulfill visa requirements, or if the student's source of funding requires the student to receive credit. Please note that this credit does not apply as credit for the major but will apply as university credit. Students are responsible to find their own internships. Some resources for finding internships can be found through the economics website, weekly email blast to economic majors, FHSS Internship Office, etc. After an internship is found, students must have their internship approved by the department's internship coordinator, Jessica R​ansom McDowell (alumni-economics@byu.edu), in order to receive credit.
    Once you have found an internship possibility and you want or need credit, follow these steps:

1. Visit the BYU Internship Office page. Read through the Applications Instructions and IRAMS Frequently Asked Questionsfound on the Students and Internships tab.

2. Contact the department internship coordinator (Jessica McDowell) to check to see if your internship will be approved for credit.

3. Fill out the IRAMS Applications through the BYU Internship Office. A completed application will notify the internship coordinator, which begins the process of registering for the Econ 199R internship course. 
  • If you are an international student, there is additional paperwork you must submit to the International Student Services office. Contact their office to be sure you have all the paperwork submitted.
  • For more instructions or questions, refer to the University Internship Office's Student Instructions.
4. Economics internships will only be 0.5 credit hours. You can register for Econ 199R once per academic semester or term, but that internship credit does not go toward the total economics major credits.

5. After you have received approval from the internship office, then you can register for the course.