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Northwest Missouri State University


Academic Credit Internship Instructions

Students may log into CatPaws or myNorthwest to complete this centralized internship approval process. An email will be generated to the appropriate faculty to "approve" or "deny" the internship experience. The student will receive email notice of the faculty response.

Student Instructions:

  1. Enroll in the appropriate internship related course.  See your advisor or department chair for instructions specific to your major/minor.
  2. Enter your internship location and personal information into the Student Academic Credit Internship database as follows:
    • Enter Cat Paws, Click on "Student"
    • Locate and click on the "Student Internship" heading
    • Choose from:
      • Complete Internship Agreement
      • View Internship Information
      • Update Employer Data
    • OR
    • Enter myNorthwest, Click on "CatPaws"
    • Locate the "Internships" heading on the lower left of the screen
    • Choose from:
      • Complete Internship Agreement
      • View Internship Information
      • Update Employer Data
  3. Once you have entered the information, an email will be automatically generated to your faculty so that they may approve/deny your internship.
  4. Faculty enter a approve/deny response which generates an email back to the student.  This email may include comments or further instructions.
  5. If your internship location/site changes, students are encouraged to revisit this database and update their information.

Faculty Instructions:

In general, an academic credit internship means that: