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 (dates vary slightly each year - see our academic calendar).  If you would like a fall intern, it is best to send your posting by late July/early August.  Spring internships should be sent by November/December. Summer internships vary depending on organizations, but most send and advertise their summer internships in January-April.

What do I include in my posting?

A well-written internship posting should include the following:

  • 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 10 weeks AND 120 hours total at their sites as a minimum)
  • Paid or unpaid? (for-profit internship sites are encouraged to 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 all of 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 / Internships in Internship Program
Golisano Academic Center 107
Emily Marchese

Emily Marchese

Assistant Director / Internships in Internship Program
Golisano Academic Center 109