Internships are a great way to add to your learning and get practical work experience prior to graduation. A successful internship experience can give you a big advantage in landing your first job.
Northwestern’s Compass Center for Career & Calling works with students to set up internships with local, regional and national companies and organizations. Our office is also where you apply for approval of your internship experience.
Interns can receive academic credit for their experience if they get their internship approved before starting the experience. Students will be expected to keep a daily journal of their activities, read outside assignments given by their supervisor, and write a reflective academic essay or report at the end of the experience.
You can receive 2-12 academic credits for a departmental internship. (53 hrs = 1 credit)
If you have questions, please contact Kendall Stanislav in the Compass Center.