Hands-on skills training and experiences are in great demand by employers. And, since developing your career is a major mission of the College of Business and Economic Development, we provide opportunities for internships, both paid and unpaid, for students taking upper level courses.  Students gain experience that aids in deciding on a career path and securing a position after graduation and applying classroom learning in a real world setting and improve classroom experiences. 

General Guidelines:

  1. The minimum requirements for a student to participate in an internship are:
    For Undergraduate Students: at least a sophomore standing and a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    For Graduate Students: at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    Students must complete a minimum of 120 work hours during the internship
  2. Internships must be approved in advance.  Academic credit will not be given retroactively.
  3. The amount of academic credit to be awarded for each internship term shall be determined by the student's school director. 
  4. The maximum academic credit for an internship is six credit hours per semester.
  5. All interns must have both a faculty supervisor and an on-site supervisor.
  6. Internship written requirements set by the faculty supervisor, such as papers or journal entries, must be submitted no later than 10 business days after completing the on-site experience, or as requested by the faculty supervisor.

NOTE: Accounting students also have the possiblility of earning academic credit by participating in an internship. For further information or assistance, contact Valerie Simmons, Internship Coordinator. 


For more information on internships in your area of interest, contact: 
Lisa Stevens - Director of Pathway Experiences
McLemore Hall, 125