Nazareth considers employers to be educational partners: mentoring students, teaching real-world skills and preparing graduates to enter the job market.
To ensure that an internship is a "guided learning experience", and thus eligible to be considered legitimate for academic credit, the following criteria must be met. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) gives us a great definition:
To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, all the following criteria must be met:
For-Profit internship sites offering unpaid internships should construct their internship position so that it is primarily for the benefit of student and focused on pre-professional tasks designed to increase student learning (and not consisting predominately of administrative tasks). All sites are encouraged to read this position statement about compensation and student learning issued by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE).
*Students earning academic credit for internships must be at sites that are not in a private residence or attached to a personal home.