Student Requirements

  • Professional duties and responsibilities must be directly related to the student's major and must be approved by the department chair and the director of the Business Internship Program.
  • Student must have achieved upper division status and possess a minimum 2.0 grade point average in business courses, major, and overall. Sophomores must have 45 credits and a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better.
  • Three credit internships require a minimum of 120 work hours.
  • Letter-graded internships are available for six and nine credit hours. Six-credit internships start at 240 hours and nine-credit internships require a minimum of 360 hours.
  • Internship positions may be established for the summer term (mid-May to late August), fall semester (late August to mid-December), or spring semester (mid-January to early May). Internships are not available during the winter term.
  • Internship positions may also be established on a part-time basis over the course of one or two semesters or the academic year.
  • Internship positions should be for pay except for opportunities with nonprofit organization.
  • You will need to take the initiative to search for an internship. You are more than welcome to stop by GRH 317 and speak with the director of the Business Internship Program to seek advice or follow the guidelines to search for active internships.
  • Contact prospective internship employers by telephone or by cover letter/resume (see Available Resources and Information) and try to schedule interviews with employers of interest.
  • Once an approved internship has been secured, contact the Internship Program Office to officially register for internship credit. Internships must be scheduled before the end of the add/drop period for that semester.

Student Intern Responsibilities

  • Meet the responsibilities and duties of the internship position as defined by the employer.
  • Read InternQube, by Michael True (ISBN: 978-0-615-46453-4 - available at the bookstore). This text is designed to prepare you for your internship experience.
  • Submit a 3- to 5-page paper about the above text to your faculty supervisor and the Assistant Dean no later than 2 weeks after the start of the internship.
  • Maintain a daily log briefly describing the tasks, responsibilities, and work-related experiences and submit to your faculty supervisor.
  • Submit a 1- to 2-page summary of the job to your faculty supervisor by the first day of each month during the internship semester.
  • Submit a 3- to 5-page summary report at the conclusion of the internship experience to both your faculty supervisor and the director of the Business Internship Program.
  • Complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the internship.
  • Additional responsibilities are required for 6- and 9-credit (graded) internships.

Student Internship Forms

The international management concentration at Shippensburg University supplements the core business curriculum with courses that extend your knowledge of business, management, marketing, finance, and economics to the global arena while familiarizing you with various world cultures, religions, and societies. Proficiency in a foreign language is a requirement of the international management major. Although studying abroad is not a program requirement, it is strongly recommended that international management students take advantage of study abroad opportunities to development language skills and enhance their awareness of cultural and business practice differences. In addition to being qualified for entry-level positions in U.S. firms, our graduates have taken management trainee positions in U.S. subsidiaries of foreign firms such as BMW, Royal Dutch Shell, and Unilever.

The program prepares you for jobs in government agencies, multinational corporations, or firms of all sizes with international operations. The program also provides a solid foundation for graduate study.

The average salary for international management jobs in PA is $36,000.

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in Management requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:

  • General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
  • Business Core Curriculum: Accounting majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. 
  • International Management Courses: A sequence of courses for International Management majors that provides the necessary technical knowledge with respect to tools, techniques, and concepts. There is also a 12-credit modern language requirement.  International Management Courses.

The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The International Business Club provides students with professional networking opportunities in the international business arena and the club sponsors an annual International Business Study Abroad Expo.