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Northwest students go from the classroom to the workplace with ease. They know the value of real-world experience and aggressively seek out internships to augment their degree work. Students participate in internships to test-drive potential careers, build marketable resumes and expand real-world skills.

Benefits Of Hiring A Northwest Intern

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 you are a for-profit organization)
  8. Number of openings
  9. Where and when you plan to interview
  10. How students should apply/respond
  11. Application deadline

Academic Credit

Some students may wish to gain academic credit for their internship. If so, the student initiates this paperwork procedure to establish this 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. Several Northwest majors require an academic internship as part of their curriculum. Other students may also complete an academic internship as an elective course. Each academic department or school establishes its own internship criteria and requirements.

Employer Internship Resources

As you develop an internship program or opportunity you may have questions. The following resources should assist you.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about internships at Northwest please contact:


Kristin Little
Career Services Coordinator
Northwest Missouri State University
130 Administration Building