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College of Business Internships

College of Business students are required to pursue an internship opportunity for academic credit.

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable, applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

College of Business Internship Coordinator Information: 

 Mr. Michael Smith, Lecturer of ManagementMichael Smith - Intership Coordinator
Office: College of Business, T263
Email: MichaelSmith@clayton.edu

 

 

How to Obtain Your Internship: 6 Easy Steps

  • Meet with the College of Business Faculty Coordinator to determine eligibility    
  • Find an Internship Opportunity
  • Complete an Internship Learning Agreement Form
  • Send the Internship Learning Agreement Form to your Internship Site Supervisor for signature and approval
  • Send the completed ILA form to the College of Business internship coordinator for approval of learning objectives and final review
  • Register for internship course with assistance from the Faculty Coordinator

Internship opportunities can be found in Laker Career Zone, through your network of peers, professors or attending career fairs. 

Three upper-division credit hours will be earned by pursuing a required internship for academic major credit.

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable, applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

Completing an Internship

An internship (both credit & non-credit) consists of 150 work hours completed over the course of a semester. Most students typically complete the required time commitment by working 10 to 12 hours per week throughout the term. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements and learning objectives, students must submit a completed Internship Learning Agreement Form to the Faculty Coordinator for approval prior to the end of the terms course registration period to be considered for an official internship.

Note: Your internship hours cannot begin accumulating prior to the beginning of the term in which the internship takes place. If your internship experience should take place over two semesters (i.e., begins in July -- during summer semester -- and concludes in October -- during fall semester), then the Faculty Coordinator will grant you an 'Incomplete' grade for the term in which the internship began; the 'Incomplete' grade will be resolved based-upon the conclusion of the internship and requisite final evaluations that will take place during the ensuing term. This type of arrangement must be presented-to and agreed-upon by the Faculty Coordinator prior to the student’s registration into the internship course.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for an internship opportunity:

Complete at least one full semester at Clayton State University

  • Earn a minimum 60 credit hours toward your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
  • Maintain Good Academic Standing
  • Be admitted into one of the five College of Business major programs
  • Obtain approval from the faculty coordinator