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Understand the Process

Earning academic credit for an internship involves an overall process which includes the following components:

Internship description review 

Once you have secured an internship offer, your next step is to tell us about it. A detailed internship description must be submitted. We will review your internship and determine its eligibility for credit. Once accepted and reported, you should not continue to interview for other internship opportunities. 

The Management by Objectives contract (MBO) 

After your internship is approved for credit, the Management by Objectives Contract (MBO) will be sent to your internship supervisor through email, with you copied. The MBO is a required component of the process, and represents the commitment you have made to both the employer and the School of Management.

Both you and your supervisor are required to read, sign, complete and then return the MBO, by e-mail, fax, or hand delivery. International students need to submit an offer letter in addition to the contract. Please see our International Students page for details.

Patience and time management

Academic registration should occur shortly after we have received your signed contract. However, we ask that you remember we are serving almost one hundred interns per semester (more in summer) and confirmation make take a few days. We will contact you via e-mail to confirm your academic registration, and in this e-mail you will receive a link to our syllabus. Take time to review the entire syllabus. 

Reflection through academic assignments

Academic credit for internships is a result of hands-on experience combined with academic assignments. Our syllabus outlines instructions and due dates for completing these assignments, submitted through the BizLink system under your Main Form. Internships are graded pass/fail, however we must submit grades within University deadlines. Late end-of-semester assignments are not permitted. Please note: some interns may find themselves working in their internships beyond the grading deadline.