Internships & Co-ops

Internship/Co-op Student of the Year Information


In January of each year, NIU Career Services picks three of the seven Internship/Co-op Student of the Month winners to be recognized as NIU Internship/Co-op Student of the Year Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners.

To receive the final Student of the Year awards, the winners must be present at an annual Awards Luncheon held in March and be prepared to speak about their internships. They must also be prepared to be a student spokesperson for the Career Services' Internship/Co-op Program for the following year.


Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners receive:

  • a scholarship award from participating Internship/Co-op employers.
  • a plaque awarded at an annual Awards Luncheon held in March.
  • congratulations announced in the Northern Star and sent to local hometown newspaper.