Posting your Internship

When should I send my posting?

We accept internship postings throughout the year, but students intern during fall, spring and summer terms (academic calendar). Good times to send your posting:

  • For a fall intern, post by late July/early August.
  • For a spring intern, post by November/December.
  • For a summer intern, most post between January and April.

What do I include in my posting?

  • A brief description of the organization
  • A listing of intern responsibilities and tasks
  • Overview of learning opportunities available to the student by participating in your internship
  • Time frame (Nazareth interns earn credit by semester and must spend 120 hours minimum AND 10 weeks during the semester or 8 weeks during the summer)
  • Paid or unpaid? (For-profit internship sites: Read this position statement by the National Association for Colleges and Employers)
  • Instructions on how to apply (Most internship sponsors prefer for students to email them a resume)

Handshake for Employers

Nazareth College uses a web-based job search engine called Handshake for employers to post full- and part-time positions and internships.

  • Click "Sign up for an account" and select "Employer". Fill in the required information about your organization.
  • Once you have set up your account, select "Post a Job" to begin posting your opportunities.
  • We will approve your notice once you submit it (usually within 24 hours) and it will then be posted live for our students.
  • If we have any questions about your posting, we'll contact you. You can use the same system to post full-time opportunities for our students.

If you have questions about Handshake or need assistance in creating an internship description, please contact the Professional Internship Program at

Have Questions?

Dale J. Leyburn

Dale J. Leyburn

Assistant Director in Internship Program
Assistant Director in Internship Programs in Center for Life's Work
Program Director for Professional Internship in Business and Leadership, School of
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Emily Marchese

Emily Marchese

Assistant Director of Global Experiential Learning in Internship Program
Assistant Director in Internship Programs in Center for Life's Work
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