What are the requirements to apply? Accordion Closed
- be a current, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate in good academic standing
- have completed at least one full-time semester at NAU in pursuit of your first bachelor’s degree.
- be a freshman, sophomore, or junior the year of the internship
Some faculty include additional qualifications on their projects.
How do I apply? Accordion Closed
To apply for an internship, follow these directions:
1. Go to our online portal and sign in using your Louie login
2. Download and complete the Interns-to-Scholars Application Question Form which asks about your:
- academic and professional goals
- interest in the internship
- professional references
- completed Interns-to-Scholars Application Question Form
- your resume
- an unofficial copy of your transcripts
4. You may apply for up to three (3) internships. For each internship, you will need to upload a completed specific Question Form
Do I have to know the faculty mentor before I apply for an internship? Accordion Closed
No. Faculty mentors will choose the most qualified student for the internship from the eligible applications.
Can I apply for multiple projects? Accordion Closed
Yes. You may apply for up to three projects. However, you may accept only one internship per semester.
Can I be hired for multiple projects? Accordion Closed
You can only be hired for one internship.
What should be in my resume? Accordion Closed
Your resume should be in a traditional format that supports your qualifications for the position and includes basic information about your:
- Educational background
- Past activities
- Work experiences
- Volunteer activities (if relevant)
What should be in my Statement of Interest? Accordion Closed
This is your opportunity to tell the faculty member why you are interested in the specific project, your work values, and how the internship will help you meet your educational goals. Be sure to describe your qualifications for the project’s activities. The statement must be under 400 words in length.
May I contact the faculty member directly about an internship? Accordion Closed
No. If you have questions about a project, please contact the Undergraduate Research Coordinator at 928-523-5569 or email@example.com.
What happens after I submit my application? Accordion Closed
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. Do NOT contact the faculty mentor listed directly!
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.
Will I receive credit for the internship? Accordion Closed
Usually a student does not receive credit for an internship as you are paid for the work. Sometimes a faculty mentor-intern pair make the decision to create an introductory undergraduate research course (xxx279) for 1 hour of credit.
How do I evaluate the internship experience? Accordion Closed
At the end of each semester, interns will complete an online I2S feedback questionnaire.
Can I apply for a summer internship? Accordion Closed
Currently there are no summer internships.
May I continue an internship with the same faculty member? Accordion Closed
For each session, only a limited number of faculty requests are selected for funding. Internships are generally granted for one academic year but some may be considered for subsequent semesters.
What if my faculty mentor and I do not work well together? Accordion Closed
We understand that some people have a hard time working together. We encourage you to start by using the resources available for students at nau.edu/ugr to ensure that you are communicating your concerns to your faculty mentor. Additionally, please let the OURCA staff know about the issues you are having so we may also provide resources to the faculty mentor to assist in communicating. If you feel as if you cannot work with your intern after multiple attempts to correct the unacceptable behavior, please contact the OURCA staff to determine the next steps.
What if I decide that the internship is too much of a time commitment? Accordion Closed
If you are selected for an interview for the internship(s) that you applied for, it’s great to ask the faculty mentor about what is expected of you with regards to a time commitment. We hope that you take into account your schedule and how much time you are able to commit to the internship before you accept the position. However, if you have been hired and decide that it is too much of a time commitment the first thing to do is to talk with your faculty mentor and see if you can work something out. If nothing can be worked out with your faculty mentor, then it is possible for you to withdraw from the internship. Remember that this is a job, so as long as you communicate clearly what you are struggling with we will be able to work with you.
Can I still apply if I have senior status? Accordion Closed
No, Interns-to-Scholars is designed to be a stepping stone into research. Because of this we prioritize primarily sophomores for hire, and will hire freshmen or juniors if they have little to no research experience.
Can I still apply for an I2S position if I was awarded an I2S internship or Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) in the past? Accordion Closed
Interns-to-Scholars is designed to be a stepping stone into research, because of this we prioritize sophomores for hire who have little to no research experience. If you have been recently awarded a research internship or grant the I2S program is not for you.