Hours of Operation

Horvitz Office (1st Floor of the Horvitz Building, Room 152)
Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.: Closed

DeSantis Office (Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1042)
Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.: Closed

Career Advisement
By appointment: Please call (954) 262-7201

Drop In Advisement:

Horvitz Office (1st Floor of Horvitz Administration Building, Room 152)
Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DeSantis Office (Carl DeSantis Building, Room 1042)
Tue. - Thur.: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Numbers
Phone: (954) 262-7201
Fax: (954) 262-3897

Horvitz Career Office
Fort Lauderdale Campus
1st Floor of the Horvitz Administration Building
Room#152
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

DeSantis Career Office
Carl DeSantis Building
1st Floor, Room 1042
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

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Career Resources on SharkLink

Go to SharkLink and subscribe to Undergrad or Graduate Career Resources. This tab contains many resources advisers use in appointments and can be useful for all students.

Look for handouts on resume, cover letter, interviewing, and more!

What is an Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships provide the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to find top talent.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

How can an internship be valuable?

Important Checklists

Step One: Academic Advising

To be eligible for the internship program, you must meet department-specific academic requirements at the time of your application:

  • GPA requirement (see course description for requirement)
  • Credit requirement (including at least 12 NSU Credits *)

Meet with your Academic Advisor to check your eligibility status and receive approval to move forward with the process

*If you are an incoming first time in college student or transfer student at least 12 NSU credits must be earned prior to registration for an academic credit internship.

Step Two: Career Development

Visit Career Development and meet with a career advisor to:

  • Develop a strategic search to identify an internship or review faculty suggested sites
  • Create and review your resume, cover letter, and thank you letters
  • Conduct mock interview and interviewing etiquette
  • Receive internship site approval

Step Three: Academic Department

Determine who your academic department contact is.

Speak with your academic department contact to:

  • Identify and designate a faculty supervisor for your internship
  • Review internship site options
  • Discuss deadlines impacting course registration and academic credit

Provide your internship site information to your academic department contact for final approval.

Step Four: Academic Advising

Your academic advisor will contact you to complete your registration.

SEMESTER BEFORE Desired Internship Start Date

Step 1: Academic Advising

To be eligible for the internship program, you must have completed at least one academic semester at NSU (minimum of 12 NSU credits earned) maintaining a minimum 2.5 CUM GPA.

  • GPA requirement (min. 2.5 CUM GPA)
  • Credit requirement (12 NSU Credits)

Step 2: Career Development

Visit Career Development and meet with a career advisor to:

  • Develop a strategic search to identify an internship
  • Create and review your resume, cover letter, and thank you letters
  • Conduct mock interview and interviewing etiquette

BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR INTERNSHIP

Provide your Career Advisor an offer letter from internship site on their stationary with terms of the internship including:

  • Supervisors information:
    • Job Title
    • Phone number
    • Email
  • Start Date/End Date
  • Location
  • Work Hours

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