Requirements for an Internship

Whether you're majoring in marketing, accounting, finance, or any other business program, internships are an essential part of the learning process. Internships allow you to progressively and strategically grow your skill sets. They offer opportunities for mentorship and networking, broadening your connections for your eventual job search. An internship also exposes you to different leadership styles, work environments, and effectively allows you to "test out" one or more career paths.

Eligibility

  • Students must have at least a 2.7 overall GPA and have junior standing prior to the commencement of an internship
  • The internship should be related to the student's career goals
  • Students must complete the "Principles" class for the subject area prior to starting the internship:
    • Corporate accounting -- Financial and Management Accounting
    • Finance -- Business Finance
    • International business -- International Business Operations
    • Management -- Organizational Behavior and Management
    • Marketing -- Principles of Marketing
  • Students should have sufficient background and maturity to learn from the experience
  • You must have completed Sexual Harassment Training offered by the Office of Legal Affairs (session locations, dates and times listed at ithaca.edu/business/internships/harassment/)
  • Students must have a resume prepared

Requirements for Internship for Credit - 39800 (1,2, and 3 credits available)

**Credits can be applied towards business electives or general electives

  • Identify who your internship field sponsor will be at the organization
  • Read and complete the internship application in its entirety 
  • For each credit earned, students must complete 55 hours working on-site and 5 hours of coursework. (For a 3-credit internship, students must complete 165 hours on-site and 15 hours of coursework.)
    • An example of coursework includes: A weekly log including responsibilities, describing the student's tasks (what, how, and why). An evaluation describing the value of the tasks the student performed for the organization and the value of the internship toward the student's own short- and long-term goals
  • In addition, the student must complete a 10-minute presentation at the end of the semester explaining an overview of company and its mission, your responsibilities, how you found the opportunity, what you learned and what you would do differently (*Summer interns will present within 3 weeks into the fall semester)

Requirements for Internship for Credit with Academic Enhancement - 49800

**Credits can be applied towards your concentration electives, business electives, or general electives

  • Identify who your internship field sponsor will be at the organization
  • Identify a faculty sponsor
  • Read and complete the internship application in its entirety 
  • For each credit earned, students must complete 55 hours working on-site and 5 hours of coursework. (For a 3-credit internship, students must complete 165 hours on-site and 15 hours of coursework.)
    • An example of coursework includes: A weekly log including responsibilities, describing the student's tasks (what, how, and why). An evaluation describing the value of the tasks the student performed for the organization and the value of the internship toward the student's own short- and long-term goals 
  • Must submit an academic paper (7-12 pages) reflecting on the internship. The subject matter of the paper should be agreed upon with faculty sponsor. Please note, this is not meant to be a research paper but a reflective exercise combining the knowledge gained through the internship experience with concepts from coursework.
  • 10-minute presentation at the end of the semester explaining an overview of company and its mission, your responsibilities, how you found the opportunity, what you learned and what you would do differently (*Summer interns will present within 3 weeks into the fall semester)

Submit your completed application by the last day to add/drop courses to the PDC (BUS 122) or the Student Service Desk in the third floor Dean's Suite. 

International students may have to complete a CPT application and obtain immigration authorization before pursuing experiential learning. Please check with the Office of International Programs:

Office of International Programs Website

If students complete the internship for academic credit outside of fall or spring semester, they will need to pay summer or winter session fees equivalent to a 3-credit course.

 

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