Thanks for your interest in partnering with Northland College. We work with our students and prospective employers to find the best fit for both parties. The following information will help you prepare in building a relationship with Northland.
A field experience or internship course allows students to earn academic credit in the workplace. Positions may be paid or unpaid but must have learning opportunities appropriate to the student’s major and professional goals. While gaining practical, hands-on work experience in a professional setting, interns contribute to the mission and work of the organization. Our goal is to have a mutually beneficial arrangement for students and employers.
Students may do an internship or field experience at any class standing. Northland does not have a minimum GPA requirement, but employers are welcome to set their own criteria for interns, such as minimum class standing or GPA, and required skill/experience qualifications.
Recruiting and Hiring Timelines
Most students complete an internship over the course of one semester, but some internships span the duration of the school year or over multiple semesters. Review the academic calendar for the term you are seeking a student.
Hiring an Intern
We do not place interns with organizations. We ask that employers take primary responsibility for recruiting and selecting an intern as this has led to better experiences for both students and employers. Northland College allows students to intern on-site or virtually.
We utilize Handshake for student recruiting. To get started, sign up for a (free) employer account. Through this site, you can search, view, recruit, and message students who share their public profiles and resumes or follow you as a favorite employer. We will help promote posted positions by sharing them in targeted communications to students and faculty. Employers may choose to make posters and/or recruit on campus as well. We’re happy to help you with these efforts.