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Internship Opportunities

Students may pursue paid or unpaid internship experiences. Internships may be for personal and resume development or for academic credit.

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.  Check out the Resources page for help with your internship search.

Internship For Credit Eligibility

  • Students must have at least a 2.7 overall GPA and have junior standing prior to the start of the 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: 
    • Accounting - Financial and Management Accounting 
    • Finance - Business Finance 
    • International Business - International Business Operations 
    • Management - Organizational Behavior and Management
    • Marketing - Principles of Marketing 
  • Students must have sufficient background and maturity to learn from the experience 

Requirements for Internship for Credit

Credits may 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. 
  • Coursework includes: a weekly log of responsibilities and tasks, an evaluation describing the value of the tasks performed for the organization, and value for the internship toward the student's short and long-term goals. 
  • A 10-minute presentation at the end of the semester, including: 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 during the first month of the fall semester.)

Requirements for Internship for Credit with Academic Enhancement

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 earned, students must complete 55 hours working on-site and 5 hours of coursework. 
  • Coursework includes: a weekly log of responsibilities and tasks, an evaluation describing the value of the tasks performed for the organization, and value of the internship toward the student's short and long-term goals. 
  • A 10 minute presentations at the end of the semester, including: 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 during the first month of the fall semester.)

Submit your completed application by the last day ti add/drop course to the Student Service Desk in the third floor Dean's Suite. 

Notes

Internships for academic credit completed during the winter or summer session will result in tuition charges equal to the number of credits earned. 

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.