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Northwest Missouri State University

Internship Information for Employers

Benefits of a Northwest Intern

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Details to consider while Developing an Internship Program

  1. Who will coordinate the hiring process?
  2. Majors desired
  3. Brief description of the work experience you plan to provide
  4. Beginning and ending dates
  5. Job location
  6. Qualifications you desire - coursework, year in college, etc.
  7. Rate of pay, if any
  8. Number of openings
  9. Where and when you plan to interview
  10. How students should apply/respond
  11. Application deadline

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Academic Credit Internships

Some students may wish to gain academic credit for their internship. If so, the student initiates the process of establishing a three way agreement between the student, the University and you, the employer.

A Northwest Academic Internship is a guided work experience in a professional field with an approved employer or organization for which a student earns academic credit. At Northwest it may also be called a field experience or placement, practicum, student or directed teaching. Several Northwest majors require an academic internship as a part of their curriculum. Other students may complete an academic internship as an elective course. Each academic department establishes their own internship criteria and requirements. (Students should notify you if this is the case.)

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What is required of you when an Intern is doing an Academic Internship?

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Partnership with Northwest

Ideally, contact Career Services 6-10 weeks before the end of the semester that you would like an intern. Approximate times you should contact us concerning your needs. Please contact us earlier if possible.

Session Intern Needed Contact Us
Spring (January - April) September - November
Summer (May-August) January - March
Fall (August-December) April-July

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Promoting Your Internship at Northwest

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Who can I contact at Northwest for more information about Internships?

Travis Kline
Career Development Coordinator - Internships
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive, AD 130
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660.562.1455

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Additional Resources for Employers about Internships:

For additional information and resources, view: Starting and Maintaining A Quality Internship ProgramPDF , compiled by and used here with permission by Michael True at Messiah College.

True, Michael, comp. and ed. Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program. 5th Ed. Grantham, PA: Messiah College, N.D.

For more information on internship pay requirements under The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) see the US Department of Labor Internship Programs Under FLSA fact sheet PDF.

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Professional Associations

Northwest's Career Services maintains membership in the following professional associations. These organizations are excellent resources of additional information about internships and experiential education. Employer memberships are encouraged.

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