What is an Internship?
An internship is a structured learning experience in a work setting. A majority of internships take place in the summer, but many are available throughout the year. Internship programs can be found at private corporations, government offices and nonprofit organizations. Internships can be paid or unpaid positions, credit bearing or non-credit bearing.
How Students Benefit from Internships:
Internships are crucial to career development. Through these opportunities students can:
- Explore an appropriate career path.
- Discover how to prepare for a career.
- Learn workplace skills needed to build a strong resume.
- Develop contacts for future opportunities.
- Find out what to expect when transitioning into a career.
- Internship Program Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
Internships at NAU:
There are numerous opportunities for NAU students to participate in internships. Internships are usually sponsored through the college or school of a student’s major and they can take place locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Some majors require internships, or have a practicum component built into the curriculum while other areas of study encourage internships for career exploration and practical experience but do not require them. To find out more about the internship opportunities associated with a given major, reply to the departmental internship contact listed for more information.