Business Internship Program
An internship is defined as a semester-long, supervised work experience related to a student’s major or career goal for which the student earns academic credit. The work experience may be part-time or full-time and may be paid or unpaid.
Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program, which started in 1972, that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. While participation is not mandatory, students earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour workweek they finish. Students can receive a maximum of 9 credits.
The benefits of participating in an internship include:
- Applying academic knowledge and skills to on-the-job experiences
- Communicating and interacting with professionals in the world of work
- Developing professional self-confidence
- Clarifying career goals through exposure to a variety of career opportunities
- Earning money for university and personal expenses
- Building a network of professional contacts
- Completing graduation requirements (general or free elective credit that does not apply to your minor or major electives for graduation)
- Returning to the university with renewed interest and a new perspective on learning