The Office of Internships and Experiential
Learning staff assists all UB School of Management students
seeking academic credit for internship participation. Internships
are registered as three elective credits, and can count toward
Frequently Asked Questions
If I complete a summer credit-bearing internship, do I pay summer tuition?
- Yes, a credit-bearing internship is linked to actual academic
credits. You must pay tuition upon the semester of enrollment. This
is the case for any course taken within the SUNY system. Current
tuition rates can be found on the Student Accounts website.
Are there academic assignments during my internship?
- Yes, you are required to complete assignments as outlined on
our syllabus. We also send the syllabus via email
to all interns after registrations are complete.
Do I have to register my internship for academic credit?
- Legally, for-profit companies cannot offer unpaid internships
unless they are recognized by the university as connected to the
academic curriculum. If you are working as an intern in a
for-profit company and are not paid or registered for credit, the
employer is violating U.S. Department of Labor regulations.
Nonprofit organizations often prefer students to be registered
for credit during internships as well.
- International (F-1 status) students must always register
their internships for academic credit as a first step in obtaining
CPT work authorization.
Can I exceed 18 credit hours to add an internship to my courseload?
- An undergraduate internship registration that will cause you to
exceed 18 credit hours requires an override on your HUB account.
Please bring this issue to our attention before we attempt to
complete your registration.
- An MBA student is not usually eligible to participate in a
credit-bearing internship if doing so will cause his or her total
credits for the semester to exceed 18. Contact us for