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 Business Internships.
  • Student must have achieved upper division status and possess a minimum 2.0 grade point average in business courses, major, and overall.
  • 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.
  • Obtain a listing of potential internships from the Internship Program Office or take initiative to develop an internship opportunity. (A job description must be submitted for review and approval.)
  • 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.  

Internship Forms
 

Student Intern Benefits and Responsibilities 

 

Student Intern Responsibilities 

  • Satisfactorily meet the responsibilities and duties of the internship position as defined by the employer.
  • Read an internship text (InternQube, by Michael True, ISBN: 978-0-615-46453-4  – available at the bookstore), which is designed to help prepare students for their internship experience. Submit a three- to five- page paper about the book to the 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 faculty supervisor.
  • Submit a one- to two- page summary of the job to assigned faculty supervisor by the first day of each month during the internship semester.
  • Submit a three- to five- page summary report at the conclusion of the internship experience to both the faculty supervisor and the Assistant Dean.
  • Complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the internship.
  • Additional responsibilities are required for 6- and 9- credit (graded) internships.
     

Student Benefits 

  • Applying academic knowledge and skills to on-the-job experiences.
  • Communicating and interacting with professionals in the "world of work."
  • Developing a 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 free elective credit for graduation.
  • Gaining valuable professional experience that is major-related.
  • Returning to the university with renewed interest and a new perspective on learning.