For Businesses

How to Advertise Your Internship Opportunities with Normandale Students

Email an internship position description to internship@normandale.edu.  We recommend the position description includes a brief background on the company, a summary of what the intern would do, desired candidate qualifications, and how candidates should apply.  Once we receive a position description we will forward it to relevant faculty, asking them to share the opportunity with their students and/or refer students where appropriate.  We will also post the opportunity on our internship website.

You may also post any PAID internships to the Normandale Community College Student Jobs website.

You also have the option to table on campus.  The tables are located near the main entrance so you can talk to interested students as they walk by.  Most employers table for about 2-4 hours in a day.  Reserving a table costs $60/day.  Nonprofits can table 1/semester for free; additional times within a semester are $60/day.  If you are interested in reserving a table please contact Tricia Byron Barfknecht at tricia.byronbarfknecht@normandale.edu or call (952) 358-8260 in our Advising and Counseling office.

We also have infrequent job fairs and mock interview events; if you are interested in participating in a future event let us know.

What is expected of companies hosting Normandale internship students:

  • Provide a position description that clearly outlines tasks, goals, timeline and hours necessary for success in the position.  The position description should also outline details like the rate of pay, number of hours per week and duration of the position.
  • Agree to provide at least one complete academic semester (12-15 weeks) of career-related experience to the student. Student learning is a priority in an internship as well as businesses getting support to meet their goals.
  • Complete Normandale's Internship Site Agreement
  • Provide ongoing supervision and training to ensure the student obtains the necessary tools to be successful.
  • Provide feedback and communicate progress and areas for improvement throughout the term.
  • Provide an evaluation of the student at the end of the term. Failure to complete the evaluation will negatively impact the student's grade for the internship course.
  • Be aware of employment laws regarding unpaid internships- students in unpaid internships cannot be in a position that is otherwise paid in the company and cannot displace a paid employee. For a resource, please click here.

Click here for a guide to the Normandale internship program for businesses.

Questions?

Contact internship@normandale.edu or at (952) 358-8119.