Business Student Internship Program

Students will establish specific learning objectives and goals for the internship and obtain on-the-job experience related to an academic major or to a career goal. They will also obtain supervision and training by a professional in a job setting. Students will research career paths and employers while constructing and articulating personal brand. Polish interview, resume, and networking skills. Receive written feedback and evaluation from the supervisor in the job setting. Lastly, they will identify next steps or actions to move forward in the career development process and evaluate the internship experience.

Course Prerequisites

Must be a business major with at least a 3.0 GPA and must have completed at least 2 semesters at the college level.

Course Details

Enrolled students will receive upper division business credit for completing BUS 5880. Credit is variable depending on student needs and hours worked. Credit options range from 0.5- 6 credit hours. Please see the below chart to determine the working hours required for each credit level.

Credit Hours Chart

Credit Hours Minimum Weekly Hours Total Hours Required
0.5-1 10 110
2 11 185
3 15 260
4 20 335
5 25 410
6 40 440
Course Syllabus and Assignments

Application Instructions

Arrange for internship and meet with employer

Prior to your meeting with your supervisor, complete the Internship Acknowledgment Form; this form will provide your employer with an overview of the internship program and their responsibilities. Be sure to enter your supervisor’s email address correctly in the form.

Once you complete the form, it will be automatically forwarded to your supervisor, who will need to digitally sign the form. When you receive the signed form from your supervisor, please forward it to Suzie Pilkington at

Formulate three learning objectives

All internships for credit require students to meet academic goals. Please come up with three learning objectives/goals for your internship. We recommend discussing these goals with your employer. If you are an international student, please see the International Student and Scholar Services Policy Guide for examples of CPT learning objectives.

Complete application

Upload the following documents for the application:

  1. A copy of the offer letter from your employer. The offer letter should be written on company letterhead and include the following information:
    • The student’s job title and formal job description
    • The number of hours per week the student will be working
    • The proposed time period of employment (from what date to what date)
    • The name, address, and phone number of the student’s immediate supervisor
    • Signed by a representative of the company
  2. The three learning objectives developed with your supervisor
  3. A copy of your current Degree Audit Dashboard (with cumulative and major GPA)
  4. A current copy of your resume