Our staff helps connect students looking for field experience with employers seeking interns.

Types of Internships

  • For-credit
  • Not for-credit
  • Paid
  • Unpaid
  • International

We encourage you to attend an Internship Orientation to learn more about the process of getting an internship.

Part-time vs. Full-time

Academic year internships are part-time, while summer internships may be part or full-time. 

Paid and Unpaid

Employers are encouraged to offer paid internships, especially during the summer. Sponsoring organizations offering non-paying internships must adhere to the United States Department of Labor internship legal criteria established for volunteer internships.

Internship Guidelines

To qualify for an internship at NDMU, you must fulfill all prerequisites and should keep the following guidelines in mind.

Note: Your department may have more extensive requirements.


  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA are eligible.
  • Transfer students who have studied at least one semester at NDMU (at least 12 credit hours) and have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA are eligible.
  • A maximum of 6 internship credit hours may count toward your major and a maximum of 12  internship credit hours may count toward your 120 credit hour degree program.
  • Internships should be 85% substantive (no more than 15% administrative).


  • The internship must be identified as a course on the Program of Study.
  • Internships should be 85% substantive (no more than 15% administrative).
  • No more than six internship credit hours may count toward your graduate program. Individual programs may set lower limits.

How to Apply

For assistance landing an internship, schedule an appointment with the career center or search our online resources.

Once you have secured a position, meet with your academic advisor or faculty supervisor to confirm your eligibility, complete internship registration forms, and obtain necessary approvals.


Learn more about posting an internship/job opportunity, registering for a career fair, and recruiting student interns.

International Internship Opportunities

Cross Cultural Solutions

CCS international internships are designed for students seeking a real-world, global experience in their chosen field.

As a CCS intern, you’ll become part of a team of experienced professionals who provide unique opportunities to explore, understand, and change critical social issues impacting communities around the world. As you engage in your global internship, you’ll hone your cross-cultural communication skills and expand your knowledge through meaningful service.

Learn and serve in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Tanzania, Morocco, Costa Rica or Brazil, where your work will be complemented by engaging Cultural & Learning Activities and incredible opportunities for independent exploration. 

Projects Abroad

One of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world, Projects Abroad sends 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas.

All participants receive in-country support from full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.

Students can intern in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America in areas including teaching, care, conservation & environment, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, international development, business, and more. 


AIESEC is an entirely youth-led not-for-profit organization present in over 125 countries and territories, and active since 1948.

It provides students with the opportunity to experience internships in an exciting new environment, undertaking enriching cross-cultural experiences while having a positive impact on world and developing relevant skills for their future careers.

NDMU Internship Guarantee Program

The Internship Prep Program is a combination of workshops and individual appointments that offer individualized support for your internship search.

Students who complete the program and related requirements are guaranteed placement in at least one internship or experiential learning opportunity during their undergraduate career.

Note: Requirements must be completed at least one semester prior to the term of an internship, which must be prior to graduation.


All undergraduate students who are enrolled at Notre Dame of Maryland University may participate in the Internship Prep Program.


Individual Appointments

  • Resume and Cover Letter Reviews
  • Search Support (for any location)
  • Reviewing Applications
  • Mock Interviews
  • Follow-Up Etiquette
  • ...and more

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