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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.

For more information visit Next Steps on the left, or the appropriate link below.

Internship FAQ

What are the responsibilities of the different parties during the internship?

Student Intern                 Employer                    Faculty

What is the purpose of an internship?
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?
The student is responsible for finding a suitable internship position. Students, search our internship openings for opportunities, or search these websites.
Can I earn academic credit for an internship?
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.