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. The Internship Program Packet includes Learning Agreement, Student Self-Evaluation, and the Supervisor Internship Evaluation.
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- Submit a signed Learning Agreement, position description, and proof of student's current student status from the applicable university
- At completion of Internship, submit copy of Student's Self-Evaluation and Supervisor's Evaluation to Human Resources
- 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’?
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?
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.