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Shadowing and Internships

Looking to gain exposure to and practical experience in a career field you'd like to pursue? A shadowing or internship experience could be just what you're looking for!

Searching for and completing a shadowing experience or internship is a multifaceted process that typically involves a wide variety of steps, materials, resources, and planning. Start now to maximize your NSU Edge and know the NSU Career Development Team is here to support you every step of the way! You can book an appointment with a Career Advisor in Handshake today to get started on your shadowing or internship journey!

 

 

Shadowing

Shadowing is an experience where you observe a professional in a field of interest to you on the job. This experience provides you with the opportunity to see what a 'day in the life' of a professional is really like to see if it is truly a field you want to pursue. 

Shadowing experiences can be very short, just one time for a few hours, or they can be much more involved, perhaps partial, or even full days, over a semester or more. These experiences are very flexible and are designed out to meet the needs and situations of both you, the student, and the professional you want to shadow.

Students at NSU can complete shadowing experiences as part of their academic programs or on their own. They also may be eligible to earn academic credit and/or ExEL units for shadowing, depending on the specifics of their circumstances.

You can book an appointment with a Career Advisor in Handshake today to get started on your shadowing journey!

 

Internships

Internships provide a way for students to 'get a taste' of what it is like to work in a particular field at a specific organization through a realtively short-term, hands-on experience. Interns get to actually complete work that professionals in their field of interest engage in, taking the knowledge they learn in the classroom and both putting it in to practice and building on it.

Internships are usually several weeks to a full semester in length, though the specifics vary. Some internships are for a limited numbers of hours per week, while others can be full-time, or nearly so.

Students at NSU can complete internships as part of their academic programs or on their own. They also may be eligible to earn academic credit and/or ExEL units for internships, depending on the specifics of their circumstances.

You can book an appointment with a Career Advisor in Handshake today to get started on your internship journey!

 

Resources

For students who have already begun a conversation with a Career Advisor about completing shadowing or internships, please find below all information and forms related to those experiences. Can't find something? Check in with your Career Advisor to locate what you need!

Undergraduate ExEL Unit-Bearing Shadowing

All materials related to earning ExEL units for shadowing are located in the Career Shadowing Canvas course. If you do not see this course in Canvas, contact your Career Advisor for more information.

Undergraduate Academic Credit-Bearing Internships

Undergraduate ExEL Unit-Bearing Internships

Graduate Academic Credit-Bearing Internships

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