Interested in Being an Intern?

You do not have to be a member to apply for the NACA® Internship Program.

To apply, you must be one of the following:

  • An undergraduate student who is a rising junior or senior with interest in student affairs, business management, or the entertainment industry.

  • A graduate student enrolled in a program at the time of application to the program.

To apply for an internship, all students must create an account on the NACA® Internship website.  Once you create an account, you must submit an online application and your résumé. There is a $25 application fee that is payable online. All applications and résumés are due by January 11th, 2019.

You commit to work for your host organization for a mutually agreed upon length of time—usually between mid-May through August. You also agree upon a salary and other benefits before accepting a position that is offered to you.

Selection Process:
After the application deadline, the host sites you’ve applied to will review your application and offer phone interviews. It is up to the organization to decide on whom to offer an intern position. While most often interviews are held on the phone, some can be done in person if both parties are able. To be fair to all candidates, host organizations cannot begin making offers until the specified date. Once you accept a position, you and/or the host site representative must notify the NACA® Office of the match.

Critical Reminders for Intern Candidates:

  • If you are made an offer, it is important to communicate your decision quickly so that host schools can finalize their searches or move on to other candidates. You may ask the host school for up to 24 hours before making your decision.
  • Apply for internships in which you have sincere interest, in order to make the process as smooth as possible for you and the hosts.
  • All internship offers and acceptance of offers must be made through the online system. This is critical so that the candidate pools and position available are up to date for other candidates and hosts.