Class Level Eligibility

Students now have greater flexibility in defining their experiential learning opportunities. We are pleased to encourage and support virtual/remote internships as well as in-person and hybrid formats as a means to stay engaged with employers while continuing to develop professional skills. Any student wishing to participate in an internship needs to be in good academic standing. 

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Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Must be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA overall and in management courses)
  • Can apply up to six elective credits for internship participation, toward graduation requirements
  • Sophomore students can learn about our exclusive Sophomore Sites Program by contacting 

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. All resumes are reviewed by committee and decisions are communicated by email by the end of the first semester in the program.

International Students

  • Students in F-1 visa status must be present in the U.S. for nine months before participating in an internship
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is required for internship participation, regardless of paid/unpaid internship status
  • 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 also gain valuable real-world experience and job search skills through the Finance Academy as an alternative to an internship.