Internship Types


It’s no secret that internships are the most effective way for students to gain work experience before graduation. In fact, studies show that 7 out of 10 internships turn into full-time jobs.

During their studies NU students can have two types of internships:

+Credit Bearing

supervised by the Schools and contribute to a degree program.


All other types of internships that do not refer to credit-bearing type are considered a valuable learning experience and are coordinated and recorded by CAC in the internship database.

 +Eligibility for credit-bearing internship:

All credit bearing internships must be approved by the School office and faculty supervisor for the correspondence to the academic program and professional field.

  • A student must be in good standing (i.e. not on probation or conditional).
  • The internship experience must be an extension of a program learning experience that provides each student an opportunity to utilize the knowledge gained in the classroom.
  • Duration for SoE internships- 240 hours (approx.. 6 weeks), for other schools- up to 120 hours (approx. 1 month). The duration must be approved by the respective school.


  1. Credit bearing Internships must meet the School guidelines or they will not appear on transcript.
  2. Credit for an internship will not be considered retroactively.
  3. Students who are traveling abroad must acquire medical insurances.
  4. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.
  5. An English language workplace/internship environment is not required.
  6. An Internship credit plan must be approved by the School prior to beginning the placement.
  7. An Internship credit cannot be transferred from other institutions.

+Registration of the internship

All types of internship must be registered in the CAC internship database for future reference. Please email this form to to register your internship.

For more information please see this presentation.