Credit-bearing internships solidify the connection between your academics and the real world, through hands-on experience. Students wishing to earn academic credit for internships are guided by the following requirements:

  • 150 hours (minimum) of on-site internship participation equal to three academic credits;
  • Academic registration is simultaneous with the semester in which the internship occurs;
  • Mentoring from a supervisor with expertise corresponding directly with the internship project or focus area;
  • Completion of academic assignments on-time and with attention to detail as outlined in our syllabus;
  • Must report the internship to IEL staff before the internship begins;
  • Additional criteria by class level as described below.

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Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Must be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA overall and in management courses)

MBA Students

All MBA students are required* to complete a credit-bearing internship during their enrollment in the MBA program. MBA students must:

  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 3.0 overall GPA)
  • Have completed two semesters of study
  • Not exceed 18 credit hours to participate in an internship

*MBA students may be waived from this requirement if they can demonstrate at least one year of full-time employment (post-bachelor) at the managerial level.

International Students (Undergraduate and MBA)

  • International students must adhere to the same criteria as listed above as well as additional requirements
  • Students in F-1 visa status must be present in the U.S. for nine months before participating in an internship
  • See our International Students page for details

MS Students

  • MS Management Information Systems students work directly through the MIS department for any business related to satisfying the internship requirement.
  • MS Accounting students performing at a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for accounting internships.
  • MS Finance students performing at a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for internship participation in appropriate internship experiences as determined by our office. MS Finance students may also earn noncredited, valuable real-world experience and job search skills through the Finance Academy as an alternative to an internship.
  • MS Supply Chains and Operations Management students do not complete internships as part of the curriculum. International students in these programs may not request work authorization and therefore do not participate in internships.

Reminder for All Students

  • After graduation, alumni are not permitted to participate in internships found in our BizLink system.