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Work & Learn Courses

​Earn Experiential Learning (EL) credit while gaining professional experience and valuable networking opportunities at your internship or job.

Course Information

Online Course

UIP 250 helps to enhance your career development through analysis and reflection of yourself and your work experience, applying what you engage in through this course to a real-world setting. You will learn how to navigate the changing workplace while gaining strategies for making informed career and work-life decisions. Make meaning of your internship or on/off-campus job with UIP 250.

This online asynchronous course is offered year-round.

Course Requirements

To be eligible to enroll in UIP 250, you must:

  • Be a current DePaul undergraduate student
  • Secure an internship or on/off-campus job that is approved by UIP and verified by your supervisor/employer

Please note that UIP 250 is only repeatable up to two times. If this is your second time enrolling in UIP 250 and/or have already successfully completed DePaul’s Experiential Learning (EL) requirement, this course will be counted as a general elective course.

Steps for Enrollment


1. Secure an internship or job

An internship or on/off-campus job is required in order to enroll in UIP 250. Review the FAQs below to see if your experience would be approved for EL/academic credit by UIP.


2. Submit an application

Once you have secured an internship or on/off-campus job, complete the application for enrollment at Based on the information provided in your application, the UIP team will approve or deny your request to enroll. Please note that UIP will be in touch with the supervisor listed on your application to verify your work experience.

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3. Get enrolled

Once your application is approved, the UIP team will enroll you in UIP 250.

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to receive academic credit for your internship through enrollment in UIP 250, your internship or on/off-campus job must meet the following qualifications:

1.  The work performed should be significant, allowing you to hone skills while exploring career development issues and interests and should not entail more than 25% clerical work;

2.  For the 2019-2020 academic year, you must work for a minimum of 100 hours for the quarter you are enrolled. This breaks down to a minimum of 10 hours per week across the 10 consecutive weeks of the quarter. For the 2020-2021 academic year (and beyond), you must work for a minimum of 80 hours for the quarter you are enrolled. This breaks down to a minimum of 8 hours per week across the 10 consecutive weeks of the quarter

3.  Your supervisor must be a paid professional within the organization. Students that apply using a position where they are the organizations’ founder or co-founder and/or do not have an immediate supervisor will not be approved for enrollment in UIP 250.

4.  You position should allow you to receive substantial interaction with professional staff who can discuss the organization’s vision, goals, and objectives.

F-1 and J-1 international students are eligible to work on- and off-campus with certain restrictions. All off-campus work authorization requires prior approval from International Student and Scholar Services (ISS). If you have any questions regarding employment authorization, contact ISS.

As an international student, you must:

IMPORTANT – You must receive authorization from ISS before starting your work experience associated with UIP 250.

Yes! The Internship Plus program was established to support DePaul University students participating in unpaid internships that demonstrate financial need. This program awards up to $2500 in financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students working in a quarter-long unpaid internship. 

You can learn more about this program here.

The UIP Team is available to walk you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have regarding eligibility, qualifications and more! Contact us at