About the Internship Program 

The Internship Program exists to: 

  • Help students earn credit for their internship/co-op experiences
  • Help students maintain a full-time student status while they are participating in full-time positions or experiential learning opportunities that take them off campus for a semester
  • Support future and current interns and provide resources as they dive into the world of experiential learning
  • Connect students with the highest quality internship and co-op experiences within their industries
  • And much more!

Internship Program Qualifications

An internship/co-op may qualify for academic credit if:

  • Experience is directly related to the student’s major, field of study, or career goals
  • Duties of the position are professional or paraprofessional in nature
  • The position is on-site and supervised (*internships can be paid or unpaid experiences)
  • Student is covered under the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance
  • Students have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA prior to internship registration

Internship Program Participation 

Who should participate in the Internship Program? 

  • The Internship Program is open to all majors and for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  •  Students participating in full-time internships and will not be on campus or able to take on a full course load should consider registering for credit through the Internship Program.
  • Students who would like their internship experiences listed on their official transcript.
  • Students in certain majors and programs are required to register with the Internship Program.

**Students should always speak with their academic or faculty advisor to make sure they understand if there are any specific internship requirements for their program.

Other Program Perks 

What does the Internship Program offer?

  • An “NDSU Intern” graduation pin
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Specialized events
  • #NDSUintern Spotlight Blogs
  • Internship orientation sessions (coming soon…)