Internship Program

The Center for Career Education & Professional Development (CEPD) helps facilitate the academic internship program for the Nazarian College.

CEPD works to guide students through career exploration and readiness while building strong and lasting partnerships with engaged community and industry organizations.

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  • Fall 2021 Updates
  • Enrolling in the Internship Course (498c) is a unique process.

    There are many steps and requirements. The first requirement is attending an Internship Orientation Workshop. This workshop highlights the requirements, deadlines, and internship searching tips. You can register to attend an upcoming Internship Orientation on Handshake by clicking on one of the upcoming events on the right.

    CEPD adheres to federal and state laws/guidelines regarding internship opportunities, as well as the NACE Position Statement on U.S. Internships.

  • In our internship program, you will serve as co-educators and help to guide new generations as they enter the workforce.

    Many of CSUN Nazarian students do internships for academic credit, therefore their internships must take place during the semester time frame. Additionally, students must complete a minimum of 135 internship hours during the semester they are enrolled. Please keep that in mind when hiring CSUN Nazarian students as interns.

    General Academic Semester Timeline
    Spring: January to May
    Summer: May to August
    Fall: August to December

    Paid Internships vs Unpaid Internships

    Academic internships can be a paid or an unpaid opportunity.

    Paid internships are defined as paying at least California minimum wage. For current minimum wage, click here.

    If you are offering an unpaid internship, please review the Department of Labor’s guidance on Internship Programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act and ensure that your internship opportunity meets the stated criteria for an allowable unpaid internship. Stipend and commission-only based internships are considered unpaid as they will not meet minimum wage.

    We adhere to the NACE Position Statement on U.S. Internships and we expect our collaborators to do the same in the best interest of our students and their learning experiences.

  • Students who plan to take 498c in Fall should register for an Internship Orientation.

    The University Administration has made the decision to allow Physical and Hybrid Internship for academic credit in Fall 2021. Students will have the option to do an in-person, hybrid, or 100% virtual internship for academic credit.