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Internship Programs


The objective of internship programs at NDSU is to provide students with a monitored meaningful work experience related to a determined set of learning goals that will increase their job marketability and enhance their life skills.

List of forms you will need to complete throughout the process:

Process

  • Submit a signed Learning Agreement, position description, and proof of student's current student status from the applicable universityAt completion of Internship, submit copy of Student's
  • Self-Evaluation and Supervisor's Evaluation to Human Resources
  • Contact Human Resources if you need help

Requirements

  • Signed agreement between the student and the department head
  • Student shall furnish proof of current student status from the applicable university
  • Outcomes of the internship are determined prior to experience - Position Description with responsibilities/tasks/goals/supervisor indicated
  • Student receives feedback throughout the internship
  • At the end of the internship, the student will submit an evaluation of the experience to include how the student's performance and the experience itself will impact the student's career plans
  • Supervisor completes an evaluation of how the student met the learning objectives and performed the responsibilities/tasks/goals of the position

Examples of Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrates dependability, initiative, time-management, organization and prioritization Accepts constructive feedback
  • Works effectively in a team environment
  • Utilizes communication skills successfully
  • Practices safe work habits
  • Creates and maintains productive working relationships follows instructions
  • Uses judgment
  • Acts in professional, ethical manner
  • Follows university policies and procedures
  • Attains specific job-related skills
  • Gains practical experience

Internship Program FAQs


Q: Is there a process that details the ‘hiring of an intern’?
A:
http://www.ndsu.edu/hr/mgrtoolbox/internships/

Q: Can the intern be a student at another university or only NDSU students?
A:
They can be from any university. NDSU students are placed in a 8000 job family position number. Non-NDSU students are placed in a 9000 job family position number.

Q: What is the maximum amount of time in a year that the intern can be hired for?
A:
There is no limit of time.  It is about the work and the student’s internship’s requirements.

Q: What is the pay range for an internship?
A:
There is no range. It’s what the department determines is appropriate. If it is $25.00 or more per hour, then it needs the VP/Provost approval.

Q: Is an intern considered temporary, seasonal, or is it strictly intern?
A:
Temporary. You would use a position with the appropriate job code in the 9000 band.

Q: Is this position benefitted?
A:
No. They are paid using a timeslip or the Kronos Timekeeping System.

Q: Do they qualify for overtime?
A:
Yes. They are paid by the hour and receive time and ½ for each hour they work over 40 hours in a week.

Q: Paid holidays?
A:
No.

Q: Do we need to advertise the position?
A:
No. The department can work directly with the university to find the appropriate student.

Q: Does the university provide housing or is that on the employee’s own?
A:
Generally, the University does not provide housing.

Q: Who do we obtain prior approval from to hire a student for an internship?
A:
The approval is for an internship status. The internship status is in regards to the number of hours an employee can work in regards to Policy 101.


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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:52:33 AM