The NUFP Summer Internship Program gives fellows an opportunity to gain insight into the fields of higher education and student affairs through a campus-based experience at a campus other than their own. Internships can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks, and it is required that host institutions offer a $1,500 minimum stipend, as well as help coordinate the intern's room and board.
Institutions that host an intern create a mutually beneficial arrangement between the fellow and the institution, as well as gain the satisfaction of mentoring a fellow and providing hands-on experience in the fields of higher education and student affairs. Hosting a summer internship also demonstrates a commitment to increasing the number of under-represented administrators in higher education.
An internship allows a fellow to:
- Expand the knowledge and understanding of the fields;
- Increase the network professionals and administrators in the fields; and
- Gain hands on experience.
Hosting a fellow as an intern allows a host institution to:
- Gain the resources of a talented undergraduate student;
- Invest in the personal and professional development of an undergraduate student looking to enter the field;
- Expose an undergraduate student to a new campus experience and additional perspectives; and
- Demonstrate a commitment to increasing the number of under-represented administrators in the field.