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Academic Credit Internship Instructions

Note: There is a $35 maximum professional liability insurance fee per term for each academic internship course. All internships taken for academic credit are charged the normal per credit hour rate.

See the Academic Credit Internship flow chart.

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:

    3. Once you have entered the information, an email will be automatically generated to your faculty so that they may approve/deny our 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:

Academic credit internships are closed classes. Students will need to have an add/drop form completed and submitted to the Registrar's office in order to enroll in the class. Each academic department/school has their own requirements for academic credit internships. Please make sure students are aware of what they are required to do for that particular class.

When the student is officially enrolled in the course they will automatically receive an email directing them to log into CatPAWS and complete the internship agreement. The faculty will then receive an email to approve or deny the experience.

To approve/deny student experiences:

To view current and past term data:

In general, a Northwest academic credit internship means that: