What is an internship?
Credit-bearing internships at NAU are a partnership between the internship host site, student intern, and NAU departmental internship coordinator or faculty member.
This tri-lateral partnership supports a successful internship experience for all by articulating clear expectations, supporting process compliance, and focusing on the intern’s roles as student and learner.
What are the responsibilities of the different parties during the internship?
Students Accordion Closed
Internships at NAU
There are numerous opportunities at Northern Arizona University for students to participate in internships.
Internships are usually sponsored through the college or school of a student’s major and take place locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Some majors require internships, or have a practicum component built into the curriculum, while other areas of study encourage internships for career exploration and practical experience, but they are not required. For more internship opportunities associated with a given major, contact the department internship representative listed for more information.
Internship and job opportunities
An internship lets you test your career skills and boost your resume. Here are some current internship opportunities.
To pursue a credit-bearing internship you must work with a faculty advisor. Each CAL department faculty contact can give you the specific forms and procedures needed to create a credit-bearing internship in their department.
Faculty Accordion Closed
Internship requirements vary within the CAL departments. Your department contact can give you detailed information on internship requirements in your College or School.
Learn more about general guidelines for credit-bearing internships.
This step-by-step guide can be a useful tool for supervising a CAL credit-bearing internship.
Here are the forms listed in the guide for supervising a CAL internship.
What is the purpose of an internship? Accordion Closed
An internship is designed to provide students with a guided introduction to the professional working world at or near the end of their program of study.
Who finds the student an internship? Accordion Closed
The student is responsible for finding a suitable internship position. Students, search our internship openings for opportunities.
Can I earn academic credit for an internship? Accordion Closed
Yes. You need a faculty advisor to supervise your internship. Many times but not always, internship credit counts only for general elective credit, and not towards your major requirements. Check with your department for specifics.