Application Process

The Career Development Center administers Business (BU) credit for internships. BU credits are available to all majors, and are considered elective credits. 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 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, 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. Drop-In Hours on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to meeting you soon!

International Students

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 Sarah Keefe will be in violation of federal immigration regulations. For more information, visit the Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training pages on the Office of International Programs website.

Student Application Materials

*International Students with F-1 Visas applying for internships should read the authorization requirements provided below.

Internship Program: 2018-2019

Application Deadline: Visit the academic calendar for specific information.

Below are the materials required to apply to receive BU credit:

  • Approved and Stamped Resume (all resumes can be reviewed, approved and stamped at Drop-In Hours)
  • Approved and Stamped Cover Letter (all cover letters can be reviewed, approved and stamped at Drop-In Hours)
  • Copy of unofficial transcript (retrieve from portal)
  • LinkedIn Profile (printed)
  • Internship Description
  • Application Form (Word/64KB)
  • Academic Internship Agreement Form (Word/80KB)
  • Registration Form (Word/63KB)

International Students

As the holder of an F-1 visa international students must secure written authorization from Sarah Keefe, Office of International Programs, before beginning any internship in addition to receiving approval by the Career Development Center (if seeking BU credit) or your department's internship coordinator. This applies for both paid and unpaid internships. Students in F-1 visa status who begin internships without first receiving this written authorization from Sarah Keefe will be in violation of federal immigration regulations. For more information, visit the Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training pages on the Office of International Programs website.