Earn Academic Credit

Students wishing to earn elective academic credit for internship participation are guided by the following requirements:

  • 150 hours (minimum) of internship participation are required to earn three academic credits, the standard for most internship experiences
  • Identification of Learning Objectives at the beginning of the internship
  • Mentoring from a supervisor with professional expertise corresponding directly with the internship focus area
  • Completion of meaningful academic assignments as outlined in our internship syllabus

How to Report Your Internship

Review and save our Internship Fact Sheet for full details. 
  1. Once you have secured an internship offer, obtain a detailed internship description using the posting to which you applied, or by requesting an internship description from your employer.
  2. Log in to BizLink, and click the "Experiential Learning" tile from your home page.
  3. Click the blue "Add New" button, which takes you to the Experiential Learning Form. Be sure to select the correct semester (work term) for your internship. Complete the form in full, and then submit. Please note: we do not act on forms left in draft mode.
  4. Our staff will review your Experiential Learning Form. Once approved, we will email your employer and instruct them to review and e-sign the Management by Objectives (MBO) learning agreement. You will be copied on that email, and you are also required to e-sign.
  5. Email the completed MBO to mgt-internships@buffalo.edu. Registrations are completed in the order in which documents are received. International students are required to follow additional steps.