Global Learning Internship Course

Get course credit for Community Service and Sustainability Learning!

Northern Arizona University is committed to promoting global learning experiences based on exposure to the values of sustainability in all its forms and civic engagement in the community in which we live. The Center for International Education (CIE) supports this important institutional initiative by offering students learning experiences for course credit based on sustainability activities and chances to serve in our surrounding community. Internship sites are both on campus and in the community and CIE works closely with all internship site leaders to be sure that we understand their needs and can place the right student in the right learning environment so that both parties succeed.

Who is this course for?

Because NAU espouses a broad interpretation of sustainability, there are many different kinds of internships that are available to all students on campus. It is also a great option for international students who receive scholarships to fulfill their civic engagement commitment and as an option for Education Abroad scholarship recipients to fulfill their service requirement.

Current Internships

The CIE Internship Database lists all our current internship opportunities for the coming semester.  Feel free to browse through to find the one that looks best for your learning goals!
You can also create your own learning project and submit it for approval if it meets our internship course requirements.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the CIE Internship Program Application.  You will be contacted by Dr. Dylan Rust, the course instructor, with the next steps you will need to take.

Course Requirements and Syllabus

The CIE internship course can be for anywhere from 1 to 12 credits, depending on the content and rigor of the internship.  There are two available courses, CIE 408 and CIE 485.
- CIE 408 is a true internship course based on gaining and/or applying practical experience in a professional environment. 
- CIE 485 is a research-based internship course allowing you to identify and test a hypothesis under academic and professional guidance.
Full course descriptions and syllabus.

Contact Information

Dylan Rust, Ed.D.
(928) 523-3761