All internship opportunities for the UB School of Management are posted in our BizLink recruiting system. Recruiting for internships begins during the semester before the intended start date. Students apply as per your instructions.
Register with our program through BizLink as your first step. After your request is approved, an email notification will be sent to you containing login information.
Simply log in to BizLink and click on "Jobs/Internships," then "Add New." Complete the form and click "submit." Post internship positions within specified dates.
Internship Recruiting Dates
August – early September
May – early June
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Rates for undergraduate students range from $12 to $15 per hour, and for graduate students, $15 to $35 per hour.
Interns cannot be paid less than minimum wage per hour (current minimum wage in NYS is $10.40 per hour). Consult the DOL website for more information.
Paid interns are easier to recruit than unpaid, especially during the summer months. When you make a commitment to pay an intern, you are communicating the value your organization places on their contributions. Interns can be added to your payroll as temporary employees; or you could consider contracting with a third party. Our students are allowed to earn academic credit while earning money.
Unpaid interns must earn academic credit, thereby connecting your internship to our academic curriculum.
If you absolutely cannot pay your intern, consider the following incentives:
We expect an internship supervisor to provide high-quality project work, to be actively engaged in the intern's learning process through consistent guidance and feedback, to establish a comfortable work environment, and to introduce the student intern to the larger organizational structure.
A qualified supervisor profile includes:
Managing your internship:
For answers to common legal questions, including information on Department of Labor standards, visit the Legal Issues section of our website.
Students expect internship projects that are relevant to their concentration area, challenging, well-planned, visible to the organization and supervised by a professional who is ready to make time in his/her schedule to share industry expertise. Students want internships that will build their skill set as well as their résumé. For detailed information and sample descriptions, visit our Sample Internships page.
There is no guarantee. Attract strong candidates with these strategies:
Students applying for internship positions posted through BizLink have been prescreened for academic performance.
During the internship, students are required to submit assignments as outlined on our syllabus, submitted through BizLink and password protected. Only our director and assistant review these assignments. Students have an option to conduct a presentation in exchange for writing a final paper during our Internship Showcase. Superviors are welcome to attend.
International students bring global perspectives and talent to your organization. We make it very easy for you to accept an international student as an intern, by facilitating work authorization, called Curricular Practical Training (referred to as CPT) at no cost to you.
Once fully authorized, international students must adhere to certain dates of employment (similar to regular semester dates) and usually can begin working within five to seven days of our CPT request. During fall and spring semesters, international students may not exceed 20 hours per week of work, and during summers can work a maximum of 40 hours per week.
As long as the second internship semester differs from the first, or is a necessary continuation of a project, we are more than happy to facilitate. The second semester will be treated as a new internship and you will be required to sign a second Management by Objectives contract and, if necessary, produce a second offer letter.
If you have not posted your opportunity in BizLink but instead have connected with your intern through a mutual contact, job fair or other means, simply direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be asked to provide a detailed internship description as a first step. Our Internship Description Guide [PDF] will help. Our staff will set up an account for you in our online recruitment system called BizLink, or you are welcome to register on your own.