Internship for Credit (408 Internship for credit)

Have you been offered an internship or a job in your major area of study? Are you looking to receive credit for your internship? You are in the right place.

The W. A. Franke College of Business does not require internship credit for student interns, nor does it assign or place students into internships. Students who apply for internship credit are enrolled in an online course which requires academic components that are mandatory for a satisfactory performance. Students must meet minimum requirements in order to be accepted in the class.

As you explore the option to participate in an internship that will also provide academic credit, make sure you meet the minimum requirements to be approved for enrollment in the course. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you will not be approved to enroll in the course—absolutely no exceptions.

To earn the academic credit, you need to be able to demonstrate your learning experience by completing assignments related to the internship. You can choose to pursue three or six academic credits, depending on the number of hours your work and assignments you complete. Because all assignments are posted in Canvas, you will need weekly access to a computer, internet access, and an NAU e-mail account before the term begins.

This is an online course that you will take at the same time you do the internship. You will need to work at least 135 hours, which is about 8.5 hours a week through the semester (17 hours a week in the summer) and it needs to be 400 level work.

  1. To be eligible for enrollment in the internship courses ACC 408, BAN 408, ISM 408, ECO 408, FIN 408, MGT 408 or MKT 408, students must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • Be admitted into the Business Professional Program
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • You will need to work at least 135 hours, which is about 8.5 hours a week through the semester (17 a week in the summer)
    • Must be 400 level work in your major area
  2. Students must locate, apply for, and obtain their own internship.  Students must follow all formal procedures as described in this document in order to receive academic credit for the work experience.
  3. An internship, part-time position, or full-time position may be paid or unpaid in order to receive academic credit.
  4. Credit for the work experience will NOT be granted retroactively (i.e., credit will NOT be awarded for work performed prior to the semester in which the student is enrolled in the fieldwork experience course).
  5. A position that is primarily clerical will NOT be approved for internship credit.  The Associate Dean has final approval on all internships and can override an advisor’s or faculty mentor’s prior approval.
  6. A participating organization is free to terminate a student in the internship program at any time.  If a student is terminated after the course withdraw deadline, the student will receive a failing grade.
  7. Should a student leave the organization by choice before the Work Agreement is fulfilled, without first gaining the approval of the Internship Coordinator, and after the course withdraw deadline has passed, the student will receive failing grade.
  8. The intern supervisor is required to complete one written evaluation during the student’s employment experience.  If the evaluation is not received by the end of the semester in which the student is enrolled in the internship course, the student will receive an incomplete grade. An incomplete grade will automatically change to a failing grade within one calendar year of being posted on the student’s transcript. In all cases where students and/or organizations are having difficulties with respect to the Work Agreement or fulfilling any part of the course requirements, contact the Internship Coordinator immediately.

The Internship Coordinator at the FCB Career Development Office in room 121 will work with you to complete the paperwork and get you enrolled. You can email or call 928-523-1291 to set up an appointment to discuss the paperwork and the class.

There are four items that must be completed to seek approval for your internship and to be enrolled in the 408 Internship for Credit course:

  1. Full job description for your role on company letterhead
  2. Affiliation Agreement – The Career Development Office will create this form. We will need the following information:
    • Company name
    • Company’s complete address
    • Supervisor’s name
    • Supervisor’s title
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • Dates of internship
  3. Internship approval form
  4. Fieldwork Experience Agreement

Turn in all completed and signed forms to the Internship Coordinator in the Career Development Office, FCB room 121. Upon approval of the paperwork, the Internship Coordinator will receive the permission number to enroll you in the course. You will be notified via email when the paperwork and enrollment has been processed.

Please note that employers may require and run a background check or ask for other background disclosures. If you lose your internship for any reason, you will fail the course.