The Professional Internship Program (PIP) is a unique option available to students who have received a job opportunity requiring them to work full-time for an entire single semester.

Students maintain full-time enrollment status by applying to the PIP and subsequently registering for the appropriate PIP course. Students do not pay tuition through the duration of your Professional Internship. There is a $264 course fee which must be paid before reporting to work.


Any full-time UA student in good standing may apply for the PIP.

Application Process

Students, complete the following steps once accepting a qualifying work position:

  1. Complete the Professional Practice Application, which includes a resume, offer letter and unofficial academic transcript upload.
  2. Students will receive additional information and approval for participation, via email, within 10 business days of submission regarding course registration and next steps.
  3. Program staff sends confirmation of participation to the student’s academic advisor. This step is necessary to ensure all parties are aware of the student’s absence from campus for a semester.
  4. Students will receive an approval email with a Pre-Work Checklist, instructing them to enroll in the appropriate course prior to reporting to work. Students are also responsible for completing all other checklist items. Examples include deferring financial aid, scholarship and housing, if applicable.