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Your Path to Professional Experience Starts Here

Doing an internship as a student can be your path to the professional world in your field of study. You'll gain real world experience, learn about the latest trends, build a stronger resume, and develop confidence as a professional. You'll also be establishing a network that you can tap into later to find a job.

Nielson Internship Program

The Neilson Foundation is offering 50 percent funding for employers to hire interns this coming summer.  foundation will fund up to 15 internships, including 14 positions in private/for-profit business, pertaining to any
major or program offered by Bemidji State University or Northwest Technical College, and one position in health/nursing.


  • 50 percent of the hourly compensation for the intern will be paid by the Neilson Foundation, up to $2,500 per employer.
  • 50 percent of the compensation will be paid by the business.
  • Business needs to be within 30 miles of Bemidji city limits.
  • Businesses must be private/for-profit. All non-profit organizations are encouraged to contact the Neilson Foundation.


Non Profit Internship Scholarship Opportunity

BSU seniors who plan to complete a human services-related internship in Greater Minnesota during Summer 2017 are eligible to apply for this scholarship award of $1,000.    The internship site must be a non-profit 501(c)(3) or tribal agency. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in their major and be of senior status, having completed 90 or more credits. 
The deadline for the scholarship application is April 15th.

Shopping for an Internship . . . Finding the Right Fit

Quick Tips: Finding An Internship [pdf]
Art of InterviewingYou want to do an internship. Great! Now what? Get the answers you need with this Career Spots video that will walk you through the process from helping you identify the type of internship you are interested in and where to find employers to the interview process and follow up.


Finding an Internship

Make sure you have your bases covered. Here is a quick step by step checklist from preparation to implementation.

Internship Database

Find employers who have provided recent internships to BSU students. Organized by major, it includes employer contact info.

Employer's Toolkit

Employers find out about the benefits of having a student intern, and get the information you need to offer an internship.