Interns-to-Scholars student FAQ

What are the requirements to apply?
You must be a current, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate in good academic standing with at least 15 credits completed at NAU.  You must be in the process of obtaining your first bachelor’s degree and have less than 75 credit hours (including transferred hours) when the internship begins. Some faculty include additional qualifications on their projects.

How do I apply?
The application period for Spring 2014 internships was January 3 to January 27, 2014.  Applications are no longer being accepted.


Online application form You should receive a confirmation webpage and a return email with your application materials.

NOTE: The online form did not function properly between 1/3/14 and 1/10/14 (12:35pm).   If you applied during that time period, your application was not received.


Do I have to know the faculty mentor before I apply for an internship?
No. Faculty mentors will choose the most qualified applicant for the internship.

What should be in my resume?
Your resume should support your qualifications for the position, and include basic information about your:

  • educational background
  • skills
  • past activities
  • work experiences
  • volunteer activities if relevant

Can I apply for multiple projects?
Yes. You may apply for up to three projects. However, you may accept only one internship per semester.

What should be in my Statement of Interest?
This is your opportunity to tell the faculty member why you are interested in the project, your work values, and how the internship will help you meet your educational goals. Be sure to address any specific qualifications listed in the internship description. The statement must be under 400 words in length.

May I contact the faculty member directly about an internship? No. If you have questions about a project, please contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator at 928-523-1026 or

What happens after I submit my application?
The Undergraduate Research Coordinator and staff will review the applications to verify that the applicants meet the minimum qualifications. All qualified applications for a project will be forwarded to the faculty mentor.

The faculty mentors will contact the students they want to interview. Internship offers will be made by the faculty mentors. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or a position. If you are not selected for a project, you will be notified via e-mail.

May I receive credit for the internship?
With the recommendation of your faculty mentor and your academic adviser, you may receive academic credit for the internship in your department and program of study.

How do I evaluate the internship experience?
At the end of each semester, interns will complete an online Internship Experience Evaluation.

When will I receive my internship funding?
Interns will be paid bi-weekly through the Northern Arizona University payroll system at a rate of $9 per hour.

Can I apply for a summer internship?
Yes. Faculty members propose projects two times per academic year. Students may apply each session. Students may have no more than two internships in a full academic year.

May I continue an internship with the same faculty member?
For each session, only a limited number of faculty requests are selected for funding. Students must re-apply for an internship. Faculty will use the process described above and may choose to have the same student for no more than two sessions.