School of Business Internship
Internships are a great way to earn and learn! Students can earn money, credit and increased marketability for the permanent job search while learning more about a specific field and apply classroom knowledge in a corporate environment.
Internship Information Sessions
· Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 – 11:00 a.m. – Noon
· Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Plan to attend an information meeting if you are interested in learning more about internship. The Internship Information Sessions will take place in BA 107.
The School of Business offers engagement opportunities to Business majors through internships in private and public sectors. This program is designed to provide students the opportunity for a meaningful career-related experience in a variety of organizational settings.
Benefits of an Internship
- Internships provide an opportunity to develop relationships with mentors & colleagues in your field of interest.
- Learn and polish communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Explore your career interests and abilities.
- Gain valuable experience that will enhance your resume and boost your post-graduation success.
Types of Internships
There are 2 types of internships offered through the School of Business:
· For Academic Credit – Internships for academic credit can be paid or unpaid. The number of credit hours (3) and the requirements for academic credit are detailed in the Internship Requirements document. If a student is receiving academic credit, the student must register for the course upon approval from the Executive in Residence. (MGT 4800)
· Experiential– An Experiential Internship program is not for academic credit but for experience and exposure into a particular industry. An Experiential Internship can be paid or unpaid. The internship can help students develop career interest, develop a professional network, and help build experience and marketable skills.
Finding an Internship
There are a variety of resources and search strategies for finding a good internship.
· Networking with friends, family, faculty and advisors is how many students connect with internships.
· Working with the University Career Center’s database system can connect you with employers.
· Student, social and professional organizations can connect you with potential employers.
· Visiting employer’s career and employment webpages or using internship specific websites is also another method of finding internships.
Applying for an Internship
Applying for an internship usually involves an application, resume, and letter of interest (cover letter) to the employer. Application materials may vary so remember to pay attention to the details within the employer’s application process.
If you are seeking an internship “For Credit” you must also apply to the employer as well as review the Student’s Responsibility Guidelines.
Once the student has met the preliminary requirements and met with the Executive in Residence and faculty advisor, they must complete the Application Form.
Interested in hiring UNCP Student’s?
UNCP’s School of Business is actively seeking more organizations to offer internship opportunities to our students. Internships may be completed during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. Compensation varies widely and is up to the discretion of the employer if the internship is paid or unpaid. Internships must meet the School of Business Employer Requirements in order to be eligible for our students.
For further questions or interns please contact Keondra Mitchell.