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." We will review and get back to you with any questions. Otherwise, your posting will be improved within 24 hours.
Internship Recruiting Dates
|June - August||September - January|| |
January - April*
*Some industries begin recruitment one full academic year before the intended start date
Rates for undergraduate students range from $12.50 to $17 per hour, and for graduate students, $17 to $35 per hour based on functional area and industry.
Current minimum wage in NYS is $12.50 per hour. Consult the DOL website for more information.
Paid interns are easier to recruit than unpaid, especially during the summer months. Paid internships convey value. 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:
Highly effective supervisors are actively engaged in the intern's learning experience through consistent guidance and feedback. They strive to establish a comfortable and collaborative work environment, and introduce the student intern to colleagues within the larger organizational structure.
A qualified supervisor profile includes:
Managing your internship:
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.
Students applying for internship positions posted through BizLink have been pre-screened 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. Supervisors 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.
Credit-bearing internships are the core of our program - and the process of registration is easy. Simply direct your student to report their internship in our BizLink system, or to contact our team email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us directly by phone at 716-645-3232.
You will be asked to provide a detailed internship description as a first step. The posting used to recruit students usually satisfies this requirement. Our Internship Description Guide will help. We encourage formal offer letters, and in some cases, they are required.