The Information Assurance (IA) programs offers internship courses for students interested in gaining graduate-level industry experience for credit.
Based on HBS’s academic policy, students can only participate in three semesters of internship courses OR 3 credits, whichever comes first (see the information below regarding the maximum internship policy and choosing the number of credits).
When applying for an IA internship (and CPT for international students), IA students must choose between the IA 644 and IA 699 course, depending on their academic plans:
If students have questions about which plan they are enrolled in or which course they should choose, they should contact their IA advisor.
IMPORTANT: IA students CANNOT enroll in both courses. Instead, IA students must choose either the 644 or the 699 route. For example, a student CANNOT enroll in IA 644 and later enroll in 699.
Only 3 internship credits can be counted toward the IA degree. Therefore, IA students should use the following advice when selecting how many credits to enroll in:
IA students are only allowed to enroll in a maximum THREE internship semesters OR 3 credits (whichever comes first) according to HBS policy.
Once the maximum has been reached, students are no longer eligible for an internship course.
International Students Only: Since the internship course is the only HBS course that requires CPT, international students can only receive CPT for a maximum of THREE semesters. Please keep this in mind as you plan your credits and academic courses.