The Career Development Center administers the Economics and Business internship program and supervises 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 and require a certain number of hours to be completed, and accompanying academic 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 3 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 Jane Bjerklie-Barry, 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 Jane Bjerklie-Barry 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
Internship Program: 2019-2020
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
- Specific forms also need to be completed. Please stop by the CDC office to pick up an internship application packet.