Internships


Academic Credit for Internships | Humanities


Internship Coordinator:

Cathy Doederlein
306A Reavis Hall
cdoederlein1@niu.edu

Graduate Assistant:
Jason Farr
306A Reavis Hall
jfarr1@niu.edu

Forms


Application for Academic Credit

Employer Data Form

Internship Checklist

Policies and Procedures


 

Steps to Take

    1. Download the forms at the top of this page.

    1. Research internships and apply for ones that are of interest.
      Timing: Prior to semester in which credit will be earned.

    1. Interview with organizations to secure an internship.
      Timing: Prior to semester in which credit will be earned.

    1. Once internship is secured, review the Internship Registration Handout and corresponding Internship forms with employer (Employer Data Form & Internship Application).
      Timing: Prior to semester in which credit will be earned.

    1. Complete and sign the Internship Application. Have employer sign the application as well.
      Timing: Must be submitted to Internship Coordinator no later than the Add/Drop Deadline for the semester in which credit will be earned. Students are encouraged to submit this as soon as possible to ensure the internship qualifies for academic credit.

    1. Have employer complete and submit the Employer Data Form.
      Timing: Must be submitted to Internship Coordinator no later than the Add/Drop Deadline for the semester in which credit will be earned. Students are encouraged to submit this as soon as possible to ensure the internship qualifies for academic credit.

    1. Write and submit a Proposal for Credit (see Internship Registration Handout for details).
      Timing: Must be submitted to Internship Coordinator no later than the Add/Drop Deadline for the semester in which credit will be earned. Students are encouraged to submit this as soon as possible to ensure the internship qualifies for academic credit.

    1. Arrange with employer a means for tracking hours worked; keeping a formal spreadsheet log if working remotely/off-site.
      Timing: On-going throughout semester in which credit will be received.

    1. Ensure employer receives a copy of the Employer Evaluation form in a timely fashion and is aware of the final deadline for submission.
      Timing: Students will receive evaluation one month before the end of the semester. Form will be due to Coordinator of Internships by the last day of class BEFORE finals.

    1. Complete the Site Evaluation form and submit it to the Coordinator of Internships.
      Timing: Students will receive evaluation one month before the end of the semester. Form will be due to Coordinator of Internships by the last day of class BEFORE finals.

  1. Complete your final paper or portfolio and submit it to the Coordinator of Internships.
    Timing: Final paper/portfolio will be due to Coordinator of Internships by the last day of class BEFORE finals.