Internships

Register and Earn Credit

To earn academic credit for an internship at Nazareth College, you need to:

  1. Discuss your internship with your departmental advisor and Dale Leyburn, Assistant Director of Internships in the Center for Life's Work (GAC 107). Keep them in the loop! If you have found or created an internship on your own, you want to ensure it will be approved for credit.

  2. Once you have accepted your internship and it has been approved, fill out an Internship Approval Form with your advisor AND a Site Agreement Form with your internship supervisor. Please be sure each form is complete before submitting (failure to provide all necessary information will slow your registration process).

    F-1 International Students need additional authorization to complete a credit-bearing internship. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization must be secured prior to the start of the internship. Please see the Assistant Director in CIE for more information.

  3. Return completed forms to the Assistant Director of Internship in the Center for Life's Work. After a review of submitted forms you will be given permission to register for the appropriate internship class.

  4. Register for the appropriate internship class in Student Planning or the NazAPP after you receive permission. You must register for an internship course prior to the start of experience to receive credit for your internship. Internship course registration follows College registration and drop/add deadlines (exceptions may be made for internships secured within the first three weeks of the semester - contact the Assistant Director of Internships for details). There is no class size or seat limits for internship courses - you will not be closed out and you can add this course after your designated registration day.

  5. Watch for emails. The Assistant Director of the Internship Program will send you directions and important dates regarding internship course requirements, session meeting times, etc. Dale may be reached at dleybur7@naz.edu

Fast Facts

  • An internship that counts towards your program is worth 3 credits
  • You must complete reflective assignments and, depending on term, participate in discussions, seminars, and professional development workshops 
  • You need to spend at least 10 weeks (8 weeks during the summer) and 120 hours minimum at your internship site
Katie LaShomb

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Did you know?

An internship is one way to fulfill the Experiential Learning component of your core curriculum.