The College of Business encourages students to engage in internships to expand their awareness in their major field of study and gain real world experience.
An internship consists of a short-term relationship (150-200 hours) in which the employer provides a student with exposure to their field of study through work experience, training, supervision and feedback. Internships can be done for experience, credit and pay.
Most internship opportunities through the College of Business are paid positions, although unpaid internships are accepted. Internships are not a guarantee of full-time employment, but can be a great way for both the employer and intern to determine future fit.
Students should take the initiative to locate their own internship opportunity or work with the Student Outreach Office to identify a potential internship employer. Additionally, internship opportunities can be found on the student job board, Career Navigator, or through a faculty recommendation.
If you are interested in earning credit for an internship, you should set an appointment with the Director of Career Services to discuss eligibility and internship opportunities can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (775) 682-9147.
Determine Student Eligibility
To earn credit for an internship, students must meet GPA and course pre-requisites.
Each internship opportunity must be approved by the faculty coordinator in each major. A written description of the internship opportunity must be provided.
In addition to the work experience an internship provides, credit bearing internships also require academic work which is determined between the faculty member and student.
Registering for Credit
Although the Internship course is listed in the semester schedule, individual call numbers must be set up through Admissions and Records for individual faculty overseeing the credit. The call number is requested through the faculty. This can take a week or two.
University Internship Agreement
Once an opportunity has been approved as an internship for credit, students are required to meet with their Faculty Internship Coordinator to determine the number of credits to be earned, how the credits will apply towards graduation, the academic work to be completed with associated deadlines as well as to obtain the call number to register for the credit.
Workshops for students describing the internship process occur each semester.