Internship Requirements

1.  The internship position must clearly align with a student’s major, field of study, or career goals and the tasks and responsibilities of the position must professional or paraprofessional in nature.

2.  Internship positions may be paid or unpaid experiences (please consult with the Career and Advising Center if you have questions or concerns about unpaid experiences).

3.  The internship must be on-site and have a designated supervisor or mentor.

4.  Students must be covered under the employer’s Worker’s Compensation insurance (or have coverage of equal or greater value).

5.  A minimum of 300 hours of work are required to meet the internship requirement.

Internship Registration and Course Enrollment

1.  Students must register their internship through the Career and Advising Center’s Internship Program in order to earn credit for the experience. (Learn more about the registration process here:

2.  During the internship, students are required to complete the required evaluations sent out by the Career and Advising Center and check their NDSU email regularly to receive updates and important information regarding their internship.

3.  Students must also submit a final paper or written report about their experience to their advisor. It is recommended that students keep a journal or log of their experience to aid in this written assignment. Students should check in with their individual faculty advisor to obtain the details of this assignment. Students must submit this assignment before the end of the term and according to the due date set by their faculty advisor. 

4.  Students must register their internship during the semester in which they are engaged in the experience. Internship credit cannot be awarded after the fact. Students must be registered with the Internship Program to begin counting hours toward their experience.

5.  The Internship Program adheres to the University’s Registration and Records Dates and Deadlines. Students who register for an internship after the Add/Drop Deadline will need to complete the Permit and Appeal process in order to be enrolled in the internship course. Please contact the Internship Program for details on this process.

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Contact the Career and Advising Center’s Internship Program with questions: or 701-231-7111. 

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