Submit an Experience
Taking part in co-ops, internships, clinicals, student teaching, research, etc., are great ways to earn academic credit while having real-world work experiences.
Registering in Handshake is the first step in submitting your experience. You will also need to register for the appropriate course number in Campus Connection to be sure you receive the credits needed to complete this experience, if you are taking it for credit.
If reporting an internship/co-op that extends two semesters, please submit your experience for each semester, (for example: Summer 2023, and again for Fall 2023 if the experience runs from mid-May through the end of December).
Due dates for final evaluations for students and employers (watch you email/junk/clutter folders for an email from UND Career Services via Handshake).
Spring 2023Sent April 24 / Due by May 1
Summer 2023Sent July 17 / Due by July 24
Fall 2023Sent November 27 / Due by December 4
How to Report
- You will be asked to submit between three to five job objectives per semester.
- Your objectives are written/completed in Handshake when you complete the online process.
- Review the "How to Write Your Job-Related Objectives" to see best practices for writing your objective.
Employer, Preceptor, Faculty Researcher, etc.:
- The individual overseeing the experience will receive an email sent by Career Services/Handshake with a link to click on. Follow the prompts to review and approve the student’s submitted experience. Please note: sometimes Handshake emails can go to Junk/Clutter.
- Two weeks before the end-of-term, a final evaluation will be sent out in an email from Career Services/Handshake. The individual overseeing the experience (employer, preceptor, faculty researcher, etc.) will complete the Final Evaluation by following the link provided.
- Once completed, this will be shared with the Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of the Course by the Career Services office.
Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of the Course:
- Prior to the approval process happening in Handshake, the Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of the Course may receive an email from or have an appointment/conversation with the student to determine if pre-requisites for the course are met.
- If pre-requisites are met, the student will report the experience in Handshake to begin the electronic approval process. Once the student completes their submission, the individual overseeing the experience will receive the approval email first.
- Upon their completion, an email from Career Services/Handshake will come to the Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of the Course with a link to follow. This link provides all the information submitted by the student, including their objectives for review and to approve or decline and add comments at the end if necessary.
- The Career Services Experience Coordinator will receive an email when all above steps are complete and finalize the approval process. If applicable to the program, final evaluations will be auto-generated two weeks prior to the end of the semester. Please note: no mid-term evaluations are sent.
- Students and employers have 5 days to complete the final evaluations. Career Services will email the Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of the Course the results in a spreadsheet to be used for grading purposes.
- The overall responsibility of Career Services is to keep the student’s Submit an Experience on track from start to finish.
- Career Services reviews the student’s submitted experience and verifies all fields and all assigned approvers are appropriate.
- Career Services initiates the approval process in Handshake.
- Students and employers will receive the final evaluation and have 5 days to complete. Once evaluations are complete, Career Services will send an email with the final results to the Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of the Course the first day of finals.
- Career Services is here to help address any questions or troubleshooting. Please contact Steffanie Young at steffanie.young@UND.edu or 701-777-3906.
For co-op positions only, you either register for one or two credits, determined by the number of hours you are working. You must work an average of 20 hours a week to receive one credit, or 40 hours a week to receive two.
- 1 credit = half-time student status
- 2 credits = full-time student status
Credits for internships and other experiences vary and are determined by your department's Faculty Coordinator/Instructor of Record.
- A Final Evaluation survey is emailed to the student and the employer to complete two
weeks prior to the end of the semester.
- Students will have the opportunity to reflect on what helped them achieve their learning objectives, explain why an objective may not have been accomplished, rate their academic department and employer regarding the experience process, provide feedback, etc.
- Employer/Supervisor will be able to reflect on the students communication skills, collaboration, problem solving, professionalism and comment on exceptional points or deficiencies.
- To review your objectives, log-in to Handshake.
- Click "Career Center" in the upper right navigation. Click on "Experiences."
- Click "View Details" to see this semesters experience.
- Your objectives can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the Survey Response.
- Students and employer/supervisors will receive an email from Career Services via Handshake two weeks before this is due. Please watch your in-box and clutter folders for this email. The email contains the link to the Final Evaluation.
Education Abroad and Internships Abroad
The UND International Center works with affiliated providers for opportunities for students to study, intern and teach abroad. All internships have academic credit. Some students choose not to receive credit on their UND transcript as it costs more to pay for both the internship and the UND credits. Some programs are more expensive depending on location, specific provider, expenses covered in overall costs (housing, meal plan, etc.). Students have to pay for the internship, but keep in mind the experience you will be getting, the resume builder that will set you apart from other applicants when applying for jobs.
- ISA Internships offers full-time, structured, unpaid internships with the option to receive academic credit all over New Zealand and all over Australia as well as in Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, Santiago, Chile, London, England, and Salamanca and Valencia, Spain. ISA will match the intern with an internship that's a good fit for their career goals. They offer internships in a wide variety of career fields. Students will work with their on-site contacts and staff to find the right internship for them based on his or her experiences, area of study, skills, and future career goals. The ISA Internship program includes internship placement, housing, our Bridging Cultures Program, the Professional Development Toolbox, comprehensive pre-departure advising, support, and resume assistance, international medical insurance, and 24/7 on-site staff support.
The Fund for American Studies
The Fund for American Studies is the ultimate DC experience. Invest in your future by spending next summer or semester gaining real-world experience and earning college credit in the nation’s capital.
While participating in the undergraduate Washington, DC programs, students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 3-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in our Mentor Program, attend site briefings, visit D.C. landmarks, sit in on professional development seminars, and meet top experts in their field.
Programs are offered in the following areas of focus:
- Leadership & the American Presidency
- Journalism & Communication
- International Affairs
- Business & Government Affairs
- Public Policy & Economics
- Service & Community Leadership
SciTech is an internship program that connects college students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines with paid internship opportunities in small to mid-sized STEM-based Minnesota companies through our online job board. This is a State funded program administered by the Minnesota Technology Association.
Visit SciTech to enroll and begin your STEM internship search!
Internships are for approximately 400 hours (may be full-time - ex. 40 hrs/week for 10 weeks - or part-time).
Qualifying criteria for students includes:
- Minnesota resident or students living in and attending college in Minnesota
- Students at least 18 years of age
- Is in good academic standing (2.50+ GPA)
- Technical or community college student (24 credits completed)
- College junior or Senior (60 credits completed)
- Master’s or PhD students
- Eligible to work in the U.S. (International students may participate if they have CPT/OPT work authorization)