Register and Earn Credit

To earn academic credit for an internship at Nazareth College (including the 0-credit option), 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 117). 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.

    If you are using the internship pathway for SPARK Grant, please apply for the grant and submit your forms as a part of your SPARK Grant application. Use the Site Agreement Form provided on the SPARK Grant website.

  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 the 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  (two weeks in the summer) - contact the Assistant Director of Internships for details. There is no class size or seat limit for internship courses - you will not be closed out and you can add this course after your designated registration day. Please note, moving from part-time to full-time status after the drop/add deadline will result in financial aid revisions and billing changes.

  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

Fast Facts

  • An internship that counts towards your program is worth 3 credits
  • In addition to the on-site activities, you will take steps to customize and craft your internship experience, complete reflective activities, and connect your experiential learning with their academics via course assignments. Performance evaluation and assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester.
  • You need to spend at least 10 weeks (8 weeks during the summer) and 120 hours minimum at your internship site
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Did you know?

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