Mitchell College of Business Internships

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The business internship program provides an opportunity for students planning careers in business to participate in their chosen field prior to graduation. Internships are offered to all qualifying students in the Mitchell College of Business. Three credit hours are required for graduation from the college.

▼   What are the business internship requirements?

In order to qualify for the internship credit you must meet the following requirements:

  • A declared major in one of the business disciplines
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must have junior or senior status
  • *International students, please see your advisor for internship requirements 
▼   How can I find an internship?

How do I find an internship?

Through workshops, events, specialized programming, and advising, the MCOB Office of Experiential Learning is dedicated to assisting MCOB students in all phases of the internship search.  Below are some suggestions for getting started: 

  • Have your resume reviewed by the Career Center or the Coordinator for Experiential Learning
  • Contact the MCOB’s Coordinator for Experiential Learning, Jessica Franks, JD at
  • Visit Handshake
  • Visit the Career Center
  • Attend a career fair
  • Check your email often for the MCOB’s Internship Newsletter
  • Check the Rise Boards
  • Use networking skills to explore possible opportunities. Remember to speak with family, friends, former employers, etc
  • You may also find internships at the following websites:

Internship Queen
Simply Hired
Fast Web

If you are experiencing difficulty finding an internship, please schedule an appointment with the MCOB’s Coordinator for Experiential Learning.

▼   I found an internship. Now what?
  1. Read the Experiential Learning Guidelines
  2. Complete the Experiential Learning Application.
    *Be sure to have your Internship Supervisor sign page 4
  3. Submit your completed application to your department chair 

    Accounting - Ms. Ellen Madden
    (251) 460-6355 | MCOB 252

    Economics & Finance - Dr. Kenneth Hunsader
    (251) 414-8259 | MCOB 330

    Management - Dr. Bill Gillis
    (251) 414-8084 | MCOB 347

    Marketing and Supply Chain & Logistics - Dr. Alvin Williams
    (251) 461-1792 | MCOB 354

  4. After the chair approves your internship, you will be released to register for the course
▼   FAQs
  • You must be a declared major in one of the business disciplines
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must have junior or senior status
  • Accounting Major? Must have completed ACC 314 or 372 with a minimum grade of C
  • Finance Major? Must have completed 315 with a minimum grade of D
No. Students are only allowed to earn credit for 496 one semester. 
No. Under no circumstance can any student retroactively receive 496 internship credit after completing an internship. Students must complete the internship course while they are interning and assignments cannot be completed for 496 credit post-Internship. 
  • Students cannot register for 496 on their own. 
  • Students must: 
    • Complete the Experiential Learning Application
    • Have your sponsoring organization complete the employer section of the application.
    • Submit the TYPED completed application to your department chair. 
    • Once your department chair approves your internship, you will receive an override for 496, after which you will be able to register for the class.
No. Working as a lifeguard, store clerk, secretary, or bartender is work experience, but chances are this type of work won’t maximize your potential to obtain full-time employment. The bottom line is your internship is a three-month interview. It is important to work in an industry of interest or in a position where you obtain skills directly transferrable to your post-graduation plans.  This internship is not meant to be ‘just another requirement’; it is meant to help you get a full-time job in your area of interest after graduation, so you should take it seriously!
If you experience any problems in your internship or with your employer, please contact Jessica Franks, Coordinator of Experiential Learning, or your department chair before you act. They can help you understand your options and will assist you with the issues. Quitting an internship without speaking with your department chair or the Coordinator of Experiential Learning can have serious consequences, including a failing grade in your 496 course.
No. Students must complete 112.5 hours in their internship, AND are also required to honor the Internship Beginning and Ending Date listed on their Internship Application.


A Note from the Internship Coordinator 

Jessica FranksThe Mitchell College of Business internship program provides opportunities for students planning careers in business to gain experience in their field prior to graduation. The internship is an applied work experience available to qualified students in the Mitchell College of Businesses. Contact me and I will help you find the position to that perfect for you. Go Jags!

Jessica Franks, JD
Coordinator for Experiential Learning
Mitchell College of Business
P: (251) 460-7194