408 Internship for Credit course information
The W. A. Franke College of Business’s Field Work Experience (Internship) Program at Northern Arizona University is intended to benefit students and employers by advertising employment opportunities for students that integrate academic knowledge with career-related work experiences. As a result of their practical work experience, students should return to the classroom better informed, prepared and motivated.
Students find internships in private and non-profit organizations as well as government agencies. Most openings are primarily in Flagstaff and Phoenix, with occasional positions in other parts of Arizona and the United States.
- Expand and practice professional competence and skills
- Establish a professional career network
- Build a résumé and expand after graduation job opportunities
- Earn academic credit
Once the student has secured an internship, they can enroll in the 408 Internship for Credit course by meeting with the Career Development Office in room 108 to complete the course paperwork. Enrollment for the course takes place during regular enrollment periods each semester, and in the summer.
As you explore the option to participate in an internship that will also provide academic credit, make sure you meet the minimum requirements to be approved for enrollment in the course. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you will not be approved to enroll in the course—absolutely no exceptions.
To earn the academic credit, you need to be able to demonstrate your learning experience by completing assignments related to the internship. You can choose to pursue three or six academic credits, depending on the number of assignments you complete. Because all assignments are posted in Bb Learn, you will need weekly access to a computer, internet access, and an NAU e-mail account before the term begins.
Three academic credits Accordion Open
Enrollment paperwork Accordion Closed
Please note that employers may require and run a background check or ask for other background disclosures. If you lose your internship for any reason, you will fail the 408 course.
- Checklist for taking an internship for academic credit
- Objectives, policies, and procedures
- Affiliation Agreement
- Internship approval form
- Fieldwork experience agreement
Turn in all completed and signed forms to the Internship Coordinator in the Career Development Office, FCB room 108. Upon approval of the paperwork, the Internship Coordinator will receive the permission number to enroll you in the course. You will be notified via email when the paperwork and enrollment has been processed.