Master of Music candidates are eligible to submit an application for cooperative education/internship experience. Those students selected may participate in full- or part-time assignments with approved organizations whose functions are complementary to the students’ career goals. Variable S/U credit hours are assigned on the basis of the length and/or nature of the experience. Credit applies towards music elective credit requirements. Students are limited to a maximum of 4 semester hours of cooperative education/internship credit in the School of Music. Students in any M.M. program (including those in the individualized major) may apply for the Cooperative Education/Internship Program.
Interested students must consult with a faculty member closely associated with the appropriate field. The student then applies to the School of Music for participation in Northern’s Cooperative Education/Internship Program. Applications must be approved by the director of the School of Music and the graduate coordinator. Enrollment in this program must be reflected in the student’s program of courses by enrollment in MUSC 790. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of GPA, instructor recommendation(s), professional promise, and demonstrated interest and competence in the area of study. The student must possess a minimum 3.00 overall GPA. All students (including transfer students) must have completed a minimum of 9 semester hours of graduate-level course work in the NIU School of Music.
Although academically supervised by School of Music faculty, all internships are coordinated by the Cooperative Education/ Internship Program. The latter office requires completion of an application and resume.