NODA Internship Program matches orientation, transition and retention
professionals and host institutions with energetic, dedicated students
looking to expand their orientation experience and connections. NODA Internships take place during the summer months. Currently, no academic year NODA internships are offered.
NODA internships are designed to:
the matching of motivated, quality students with challenging, exciting
orientation positions at NODA member institutions across U.S and Canada.
the renewal of our profession by creating employment opportunities for
students interested in gaining orientation, transition, and retention
Why a NODA Internship?
Interns gain valuable insight into varied methods of planning and
implementing orientation, transition and retention programs. Interns
have the opportunity to be involved in many different aspects of
orientation, to expand their knowledge base and understanding of the
diversity in programs, to develop an extensive support and mentor base,
and to experience a variety of related areas. Through
providing an internship experience, the host institution/program has
the opportunity to gain from the perspective and background of an
enthusiastic and fresh viewpoint on specific projects as well as in
program implementation. The short term nature can also provide an
economical way to increase the number of staff during a busy time of
year, while increasing the ideas, the experience and the connections for
Compensation and Length of Experience
Internship compensation packages and terms of service are determined by the individual internship provider.
Most internships will be 10-14 weeks
throughout the period of May through August. Hosts may indicate if dates
are flexible; candidates should apply only for those internships whose
timelines they can accommodate.
There is an application fee for
candidates who apply for internship positions. This fee, designed to
cover administrative costs, will be a part of the application process
and will be due at the time candidates submit their completed
application (due in January) and will include a year of NODA membership.
Current fee: $20.00 USD for current NODA members;
$55.00 for non-members (non-member fee includes a one-year membership
with NODA). Candidates may view postings prior to fee payment.
Host Institution Eligibility
host institutions must have at least one current member of NODA throughout the internship period. The
member need not be the direct supervisor of the intern.
Host Resource Center
To assist in planning for a NODA Intern, all hosts are provided
access to the Host Resource Center where there are samples of contracts,
appointment letters, interview questions, evaluations and much more. Host institutions should follow university protocols in hiring, performance evaluation and dismissal of NODA interns.
apply for a NODA Internship, individuals must have obtained a Bachelor's
degree prior to the internship. There are two categories of candidate:
Current graduate student at the time of application to the NODA Internship program, or
Individual who has BA/ BS degree prior to summer, but has yet to begin a graduate program
Internships are intended to pair interns with institutions with which
they have no previous experience. Therefore, a student may not serve as
an intern at his or her current institution. While
all interns will have completed a Bachelor’s degree prior to the start
of the internship, hosts may identify a preference for recent graduates
or applicants with at least a year of graduate school experience.
How Does the Matching Process Work?
Institution decides to offer an internship; creates posting through the internship portal at nodaweb.org.
Completed Host application includes:
Confirmed NODA membership
Completed online application/posting, including all position details
Candidate can begin process by preparing resume and exploring internship information at nodaweg.org
Posting is compiled and prepared for online access
Potential candidates review posted positions
Candidate submit application, including an updated resume, online application and application fee.
Host receives candidate pool (applications and resumes)
Host screens and interviews candidates in the timeframe allotted (typically by phone)
Host makes initial offers (following timeline given)
Candidate accepts or declines offer(s)
Agreement letters and contracts are exchanged.
A great relationship kicks off and the internship experience begins!
Click here to view the Internship Timeline for 2014-2015.
To apply, interested hosts and
candidates will complete all application forms and information online
available mid-fall. Hosts will be able to manage candidates' materials
online. Please review "How does the Matching Process Work" above, as
well as the eligibility requirements.
For Information about internships or the process of becoming a host or candidate, contact:
For technical assistance, fee or membership questions, contact:
NODA Association Office