I2S student information
A research, scholarly, or creative internship as an undergraduate is a great way to explore a field, increase your professional skills, and develop a working relationship with a faculty member. Read the following for more information on pursuing student internships.
Before you apply Accordion Open
Before you apply for an internship, make sure you:
- review the available internship opportunities.
- read the project description carefully. Do you understand the project? Do you have a strong interest in the project?
- consider your time commitments for the semester. Will you be able to devote the required number of hours over the course of the term? How high would this internship be on your “to do” priority list?
- read the Student FAQ page to get additional information about the Interns-to-Scholars program.
Completing the application Accordion Closed
The Spring 2021 application period has closed. The Fall 2021 application period is March 9, 2021 – April 19, 2021. Applications for Fall 2021 internships will not be accepted at any other time.
Applications for Interns-to-Scholars are now being accepted through Handshake. All current NAU students have an account in Handshake and can sign in using a Louie login.
To view all available Interns-to-Scholars positions:
1. Visit Handshake and sign in using your Louie login
2. Click JOBS located on the top of the screen
3. Type INTERNS TO SCHOLARS in the Filters search box on the left
4. Click VIEW DETAILS for the description of each posting
5. Click APPLY NOW to fill out an application and submit your materials
You may apply for up to three (3) internships. For each internship, you will submit:
- your contact information and academic status
- your statement of interest and qualifications for a specific internship (limit to 400 words)
- list of your goals for the internship
- list of your other time commitments during the internship period
- any additional information requested in the project description
- an unofficial transcript
After you apply Accordion Closed
After the application deadline has passed, faculty mentors will receive all applications for their internships to review and will arrange to interview their top candidates. Check your e-mail regularly and respond promptly to interview requests, even if you wish to decline the interview. Do NOT telephone individual faculty or their departments about your application.
If you are selected for the internship, you will work with your faculty mentor to establish an internship contract that outlines all the expectations of the internship. This contract will be used to evaluate the success of the internship. The contract will include:
- project goals (overall and student-specific)
- the amount of work per week
- reporting requirements
- confidentiality rights
- intellectual property ownership rights
- authorship rights
- training requirements
The signed contract will be submitted to the Undergraduate Research Coordinator by the end of the first week of the internship.