The Professional Internship Program is central to the mission of Nazareth College as it encourages students to develop skills necessary for the pursuit of meaningful careers; and to inspires dedication to the ideal of service to their communities. As forms of experiential learning, internships also provide opportunities for students to develop the understanding, commitment, and confidence to lead fully informed and actively engaged lives. The Professional Internship Program also contributes to the college’s civic engagement presence, an integral piece of the current strategic plan. Finally, internships are an approved pathway to fulfill the experiential learning requirement of Nazareth's core curriculum.
Internships have been identified as a high-impact educational experience by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).