Once you’ve found an internship you are interested in, the next step is to apply. Check out Northland’s online handbook to take you through the steps of writing a resume, cover letter, and more.
Internships and field experiences are treated like any other academic course. Register for credit during the semester the work is being completed.
- Contact the student career advisor and report that you have received an internship offer and would like to receive credit.
- Complete the Internship and Field Experience Registration form.
Think of the registration form as a syllabus. What you’re learning at the internship will determine the department you register in. Choose an instructor of record who is able to grade in that department (note: some departments have a preselected instructor for all internships). Type all information into the form, print it, sign it, and obtain signatures of approval from your instructor and internship supervisor. Forms are due to the Registrar’s office by the add/drop deadline of the term when you are completing the internship.
- Not sure if you should register for an internship or field experience? Northland’s course catalog provides definitions for special courses.
- Receiving credit for work-based experience.
Your instructor of record assigns a grade at the end of the semester based upon the successful completion of the minimum hours for credit (the equation is 45 hours per credit) and the supervisor’s evaluation, a final reflection paper, or any other work you have agreed to submit. You earn either a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade.