We offer qualified students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in local businesses for a semester while receiving academic credit. Students have the opportunity to make significant contributions to a business' productivity through their involvement in research, planning, and operational functions.
Internship Information - Updated Spring 2013
- Internship Advisor: Mr. Richard Quinn
- Internship Forms
- Sponsoring Organization Forms
- Helpful Checklist to Ensure Complete Application
For this course you are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week for 15 weeks or a total of 300 hours per term. The internship must deal with and expand upon your management coursework. Present positions with an employer do not qualify for internship credit. Internships that deal with primarily marketing or finance, for example, will be referred to those departments. A mid-term paper and end of semester report are also expected, which describe your work experience and what you have been learning while participating in the internship. The mid-term paper must be at least 5 pages in length, and the end of semester report must be at least 10 pages in length. Each student will submit two evaluation forms by the end of the semester. The first will be an evaluation of the internship organization, which will be submitted to the Internship Coordinator. The second will be an evaluation of the Internship Coordinator, which will be submitted to the Management Department Chair. In addition, at the end of the semester your supervisor in the internship organization will complete an evaluation of you, the student intern. A learning agreement will be signed by each student who registers for an internship and bi-weekly reports must be submitted in order to account for the completion of the mandatory hours.
Internships count for three hours of elective credit toward the bachelor's degree. Students will receive a letter grade for their internship that will be contingent upon their success in the internship and the quality of the work they submit to the internship coordinator. Applicants must be junior or senior class standing, have a declared major in Management, and a minimum of a 3.0 in the Management program as well as a 2.75 GPA. Students are required to seek Management Department approval for internship positions prior to accepting the position.
- Obtain on-the-job experience and explore career options firsthand.
- Bring together your classroom knowledge and experience to gain a better understanding of business.
- Get paid. Both corporate and public internship programs generally pay their interns.
- Distinguish yourself from others during the recruiting process via this work experience.
- Many interns are offered full-time employment following an internship.