PROSPECTIVE INTERNSHIP PROVIDERS
Are you a place of employment looking to hire an intern from the School of Communication? We would love for our students to work in the community and learn more about their field. If you can offer a supervised internship experience for one of our students, we would love to talk more with you about how we can work together to make this happen!
We have all potential intern supervisors post internship opportunities in Handshake, an online job platform for all internship postings. All NAU students and alumni have access and it’s the first place we direct students when they inquire about jobs or internships.
If you have an internship opportunity for one of our students, please go to Handshake to create a user account (select ‘Employers’). Once you have been approved as an employer, you can follow these instructions to post a job or internship. A bit of advice, don’t create a posting until your employer account has been approved (we work on approving employers every business day) as it will save you time and duplication.
It’s an easy and better way to coordinate multiple jobs or internships under one provider and extend your outreach for qualified applicants.
If you have any questions as you are moving through this process, please contact email@example.com and they would be happy to talk you through it or make recommendations for content.
School of Communication Internships
School of Communication Internships for Course Credit
The NAU School of Communication has moved to digital form submission to streamline and track paperwork. This should help make the process easier and quicker for students, faculty and internship providers who’ve already hired one of our students. Check out these links:
- Procedure for getting course credit for an internship: http://bit.ly/COMinternships
- COM internship contract for students to download, fill out, and get a faculty member in their major to approve/sign: http://bit.ly/interncontract_newest (This is a new 3-page form required as of September 2020)
- Students MUST now submit PDFs of their internship contract and unofficial transcripts here: http://bit.ly/COMupload
- Questions? Email the School of Com’s internship director Angelé Anderfuren at COM_internships@nau.edu
Fall 2020 School of Com free internship Zoom workshop opportunities:
SCHOOL OF COM STUDENTS LOOKING FOR AN INTERNSHIP
We encourage all COM students to find a great internship opportunity for themselves. Check out our COM approved internships on Handshake, NAU’s online job and internship platform. Providers are consistently posting available internships, so check back often. Make sure that you have the skill set the internship provider wants and follow-up with them as instructed in the in the internship posting.
Also check out the hashtag #COMgigs on Twitter (and Instagram to a lesser extent) to see the latest job and internships for School of Com majors and minors, as curated by Angelé Anderfuren, the School of Com’s internship director. Also, check out the Pinterest board Angelé made with job & internship-related advice for students.
If you would like credit for an internship, you need to fill out an Internship Contract, and fill it out completely. The contract needs to be signed by a faculty member in your major, and you also need to turn in an unofficial copy of your transcripts for processing and it MUST be submitted using the online portal: http://bit.ly/COMupload
Here’s a quick look at the internship for credit procedure:
- You find an internship & get hired (paid or not).
- You discuss how much you’ll work with your internship provider (if for credit, know that 50 hours worked = 1 credit hour you can register for in 208/408).
- You complete a contract (you fill it out completely, sign it, then get your internship provider and a faculty member in your major to sign off on it): http://bit.ly/interncontract_newest
- Then submit it online: http://bit.ly/COMupload
- If it is approved, then the internship coordinator contacts the internship provider and gives them paperwork to become a NAU affiliate. They have to agree or the internship isn’t allowed to be one that you can take the 208/408 course for, so you can’t earn credit if they don’t become an affiliate. We’ve never had anyone not agree to become an affiliate, so don’t stress on this part.
- Once we have that paperwork, your contract goes to the director to sign off on.
- And the School of Com sends you a permission number to enroll in the class.
- Once enrolled and the semester begins there are assignments to complete online that correspond to the work you’re doing at your internship. They’re pretty easy. You set goals, track hours worked each week, evaluate and reflect on the internship and both you and the intern provider do midpoint and end of term evaluations.
Other questions about internships for credit in the School of Com? After you’ve reviewed all of the above email: COM_internships@nau.edu
HOW TO FIND INTERNSHIPS IN HANDSHAKE
- Visit NAU.joinhandshake.com or download the Handshake Mobile app and sign in using your Louie login
- Click Jobs on the top menu
- Select the Internship filter (you have the option to add other filters and keywords)
- Scroll through the postings and click the name of a position to view the description
- Click Apply to fill out an application and submit your materials
If you have any questions as you are moving through this process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure that you have the skill set the internship provider wants and follow-up with them as instructed in the in the internship posting.
Once you have the internship, don’t forget to complete and Internship Contract if you’d like to receive credit.