All students interested in securing an internship for buisness credit, regardless of your major, must meet with the internship director to discuss career interests, goals for the internship, and timeline. Advanced planning is key! The Career Development Center administers BU elective credit for all internships. The Buisness (BU) credits are available to all majors, and are considered elective credits. The Career Development Center is part of the Economics and Business department. Internship opportunities are also offered college-wide, by each individual academic department - offering students flexibility and a vast number of ways and opportunities to secure an internship, thereby gaining critical work experience prior to graduation. The Career Development Center is the largest internship office on campus, and works collaboratively with academic departments and administrative offices across campus to offer an array of engaged learning opportunities for students on a local, national, and international level.
Internships can range from 2 credits to 16 credits, depending on the location of your internship and number of hours completed and accompanying requirements. The Career Development Center advises students to plan a full semester ahead in order to secure the desired internship. For specific information regarding your internship plan, it is recommended that students contact the Career Development Center, 3rd Floor Cushing. Drop-In Hours on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. We look forward to meeting you soon!
International students in F-1 visa status must secure written authorization from the Internship Administrator or the department's internship coordinator and Sarah Keefe, Office of International Programs, before beginning any internship. This is true for both paid and unpaid internships.
Students in F-1 visa status who begin internships without first receiving this written authorization from Fr. Benet will be in violation of federal immigration regulations. Protect your valid visa status. For more information, visit Guidelines (PDF/32KB).