In today’s ever-changing job market, practical experience is of the utmost importance to employers. Internships are a fantastic way to gain this experience. By completing an internship you can hone your transferable skills, apply your class content to real-world situations, grow your professional network, and confirm your career path.

While internships are not an academic requirement for any Glenn College degrees, internships have become a deciding factor in landing a job!

According to the Ohio State University 2016-2017 Graduation Survey, 76.6 percent of students participated in an internship or work experience during their degree program, and of those who participated in an internship, 48.9 percent accepted a position with the same organization where they completed their internship.

Call us at 614-292-9633 or email glenn-110desk@osu.edu to schedule an appointment with an advisor today to plan your internship search.

Public Affairs 4191.01

Glenn College undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn academic credit for their internship. This is done through successfully completing PUBAFRS 4191.01 (Nonprofit or Public Affairs Internship). In order for your internship to be eligible for this course, it must:
  • Require at least 10 hours of work per week
  • Be in a field which is relevant to the students’ course of study or professional interests
  • Be preapproved by the Glenn College Office of Career Services”

I was just hired into an internship, and I want to earn credit. Now what?

  1. Complete the Position Acceptance Form
  2. Send completed form to Allie Hutchison at hutchison.216@osu.edu or drop it off in person at the front desk in 110 Page Hall
  3. Once it has been determined that your internship meets the qualifications, the course instructor will register you for Public Affairs 4191.01

How many credit hours is PUBAFRS 4191.01 worth?

  • The class is worth 3 credit hours.

How is PUBAFRS 4191.01 graded?

Can I retake PUBAFRS 4191.01?

Yes. A student may take the course for a total of six credit hours. However, the class may not be repeated for the same internship. If a student intends to take PUBAFRS 4191.01 twice, two separate internship experiences will be required.
Past internship locations
  • Ohio Democratic Party
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Make-A-Wish
  • The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • American Red Cross
  • LEAD Ohio
  • Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Ohio House of Representatives

Washington Academic Internship Program

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers an exciting opportunity for Ohio State students to study and work in the nation’s capital. In the Washington Academic Internship Program, outstanding undergraduates from across campus spend an entire semester in Washington, D.C., as John Glenn Fellows. Click here to learn more.

High School Internship Program

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs High School Internship Program is a unique public service internship program that allows high school students in the fall term of their senior year to gain first-hand experience within organizations in the public service sector. Click here to learn more.



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