Register an Internship or Co-op

Internship and Co-op Registration for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 is open!

If you would like to register your internship/co-op for academic credit through the Career and Advising Center, follow the steps below. **Not sure if you should register with the Career and Advising Center? Just give us a call (701-231-7111), shoot us an email (ndsu.intern@ndsu.edu), or stop by our Career Studio in Ceres Hall 306 anytime during our drop-in hours and we would be glad to help you make the right decision!

Steps to apply for credit through the Internship Program:

  1.   Login to the Internship Program Registration Portal

  2.   Complete your profile in the system

  3.   Click “Add Co-op/Internship” and complete the form

>> Follow these instructions to help you complete the form.

What happens next? 

  • A member of the Internship Program Team will process your record and follow up with any questions.
  • Your advisor and site supervisor will receive an email to approve your internship or co-op.
  • Once we have all approvals back, we will enroll you for the correct internship course on Campus Connection.
    **Students cannot enroll themselves for courses associated with the Internship Program.
  • You will receive confirmation and additional details as soon as you are officially enrolled in the course.

Major-Specific Information:
If you don’t see your major below, follow the instructions above.

  • Accounting

    Course: ACCT 397

    Prerequisite: ACCT 311 (C or better)

    Registration Process:
    1.  Login to the Internship Program Registration Portal
    2.  Complete your profile in the system
    3.  Click “Add Co-op/Internship” and complete the form
    4.  Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss the internship. They will help you set goals and give you information about the final reflective paper due at the end of the term.

    >> Follow these instructions to help you complete the form.

    Notes and Resources:
    Accounting Internship Requirements (link to department information)
    • To find out who your faculty advisor is, login to Campus Connection and click “Student Self-Service.” Your advisor will be listed on that page.

  • Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Economics

    Course: AGEC 397 or ECON 397

    Registration Process:
    1.  Login to the Internship Program Registration Portal
    2.  Complete your profile in the system
    3.  Click “Add Co-op/Internship” and complete the form

    >> Follow these instructions to help you complete the form.

    Contacts:
    Dr. Erik Hanson and Dr. David Roberts are the faculty advisors for these internship courses. Please list one of these faculty members on your Internship Record as you submit your registration request.

    AGEC students will work with these individuals throughout the semester in which they are registered.

    Erik Hanson
    erik.drevlow.hanson@ndsu.edu
    (701) 231-5747

    David Roberts
    david.c.roberts@ndsu.edu
    (701) 231-9796

  • Biotechnology

    Course: MICR 497

    Registration Process:
    1. Login to the Internship Program Registration Portal
    2. Complete your profile in the system
    3. Click “Add Co-op/Internship” and complete the form

    >> Follow these instructions to help you complete the form.

    Point of Contact:
    Rebekah Oliver will serve as the “faculty advisor” for this internship course. Please include Rebekah’s information on your Internship Record and schedule a meeting with her to discuss the internship. She will help you set goals and give you information about the final reflective paper due at the end of the term.

    Rebekah Oliver
    rebekah.oliver@ndsu.edu
    701-231-8892

  • Management Information Systems

    Course: MIS 397

    Prerequisite: MIS 320 (C or better)

    Registration Process:
    1.  Login to the Internship Program Registration Portal
    2.  Complete your profile in the system
    3.  Click “Add Co-op/Internship” and complete the form
    4. Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss the internship. They will help you set goals and give you information about the final reflective paper due at the end of the term.

    >> Follow these instructions to help you complete the form.

    Notes and Resources:
    MIS Internship Requirements (link to department information)
    • To find out who your faculty advisor is, login to Campus Connection and click “Student Self-Service.” Your advisor will be listed on that page.

  • Mechanical Engineering

    Course: ME 397

    Credit/Hour Breakdown:
    160 hrs. – 319 hrs. = 1 credit
    320 hrs. – 479 hrs. = 2 credits
    480+ hrs. = 3 credits

    *Pre-approval required*

    Approval Process:
    1. Send an email to the ME Internship Coordinators at ndsu.me.intern@ndsu.edu.

    Include the following:
    – Company name
    – Position description
    – Responsibilities
    – Supervisor contact information (Email AND phone number)

    2. The department will review the position and notify you once a decision has been made.
    IF approved, you will receive an email prompting you to begin the process with the Career and Advising Center.
    IF NOT approved or you are not eligible for ME 397, you may still be eligible to register for UNIV 397.

    Notes and Resources:
    Co-op/Internship as Technical Elective (link to department information)

  • Certificate in Professional Selling

    Course: MRKT 397

    *Pre-approval required*

    Approval Process:
    1. Schedule a meeting with Eric Gjerdevig (eric.gjerdevig@ndsu.edu) to discuss your internship.

    2. Eric will review the position and determined if it meets the requirements of the program.
    *Students should be pro-active and meet with Eric prior to applying for a position if they are unsure whether it meets program requirements.
    IF approved, you will receive an email prompting you to begin the process with the Career and Advising Center.

    Notes and Resources:
    Sales Internship Guidelines (link to department information)

International Students

Please review information about working off-campus here: https://www.ndsu.edu/international/iss/immigration/
Depending on your visa status, you may need to apply for CPT in order to work off-campus. Please speak with your international advisor to learn more.

International Student and Study Abroad Services
International Student Advisors
ndsu.international@ndsu.edu
701-231-7895

Additional Information

  • Who is eligible?

    The program is open to all majors, although, some majors or programs handle internship credits within their own academic department. Students are advised to look at the curriculum guide for their program to better understand internship, co-op, or field experience requirements.

    Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above to participate.

  • Do I need to register my internship/co-op for credit?

    No. Students have the choice to request credit for their internships/co-ops or not. Some programs require internships, some allow students to use an internship or co-op as an elective within the program, and other programs have no internship component.

    If your program does not accept internship credits as an elective for your major, these internship credits would still count as upper-level, free elective credits, which can help students reach the overall credit count needed in order to graduate.

    *Always check-in with your Advisor or department if you are unsure whether or not you should register an internship/co-op for credit.

  • How many credits can I earn?

    The number of credits a student is eligible for is determined by the number of hours worked within a semester.

    • 100 hrs. – 199 hrs. = 1 credit
    • 200 hrs. – 299 hrs. = 2 credits
    • 300+ hrs. = 3 credits

    *Please note, some departments have a different hour/credit breakdown.

    No more than 3 credits can be earned within a semester. Students can register up to 12 credits with the Internship Program during the course of their program at NDSU.

  • How much does it cost?

    All credits earned through the Internship Program are billed at the North Dakota Resident rate, regardless of a student’s resident status, at the Per-Credit Rate. Internship credits through this program do not fall under the tuition cap.

    See update tuition charts here:
    Undergraduate
    Graduate

    Students are responsible for paying for their credits, unless covered by the employer or a third party. A growing number of employers are making the investment in NDSU students by paying the cost of the student’s credits. However, this is not a requirement of the employer, and will depend upon each individual experience.

  • What are the benefits of registering an internship/co-op?

    • If working 300+ hours within a term, registered students maintain their full-time student status with NDSU, even though they are only enrolled in 3 credits.

    Why is this important?
    – Student loans won’t go into a repayment status
    – Students keep access to all NDSU amenities/services of a full-time student
    – Ability to maintain insurance rates, which are determined by student status
    – Students will be able to enroll for classes seamlessly and continue to be connected to NDSU

    • Internship credits can help students:
    – Fulfill program requirements
    – Earn technical elective credit
    – Earn free elective credit

    • The internship is included on your academic transcript which strengths the validity of your experience for future employment.

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COVID-19 and Internships/Co-ops

NDSU students may participate in either in-person or remote/virtual internships and co-ops. Students are advised to use good judgment and follow the direction and safety protocols of their host company while participating in an on-site or remote experience. Students should continue to observe COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with any federal, state, or local restrictions.

>> For more information, visit our Student FAQs Page