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Internships

The Department of Business Administration Internship Program is designed to enhance the student's formal academic education by providing an opportunity for the student to test skills and knowledge via exposure to an actual institutional or commercial enterprise. This supervised experience provides an arena for the practical integration of knowledge during the formal learning process as well as an opportunity to acquire experience and knowledge beyond that available within the confines of the existing curriculum. Students benefit both personally and professionally from the expanded perspectives provided by the professional supervisor and the guidance of the faculty supervisor in evaluating this learning experience. Internships are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Listing of commonly used internship companies

Complete internship application packet

DUE DATES FOR SUBMITTING COMPLETED INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS:

SPRING 2018 INTERNSHIPS
DUE - January 16, 2018

SUMMER I 2018 INTERNSHIPS
DUE - May 11, 2018

SUMMER II 2018 INTERNSHIPS
DUE - June 25, 2018

FALL 2018 INTERNSHIPS
DUE - August 20, 2017


Qualifying for an Internship for Credit

You may qualify for an internship if you:

* Have, or will have, 60 credits completed by the beginning of the term in which the internship will occur
* Have, or will have, completed the business core with a QPA of 2.0 or better
* Have, or will have, an overall QPA of 2.0 or better

General Instruction

Instructions for processing are provided on the "yellow" Internship Application Form. Internship application forms and instructions are available at the following locations:

  • Business Administration office - deFrancesco 233

If you are not sure about what type of internship you are looking for:

  • Check the KU Career Services website
  • Think about what type of setting, environment, and job responsibilities you desire
  • Discuss your ideas with your advisor, or a faculty member or Department Chair in the area in which you are interested

Once you have decided on a type of internship, you should select your faculty supervisor of the internship. This is the person who will make sure your internship application packet is complete, work with you during your internship, set expectations for your reporting on your internship, and submit the grade for your internship.

To find a particular internship organization, you can: 

  • Visit the Career Development Center website: kutztown.edu/kucn
  • Contact an organization recommended to you by your advisor or a faculty member
  • Contact an organization with which you have a personal contact 
  • Websites

When you contact the organization, ask about the availability of internship positions. If they need to know more about what an internship involves, contact the Career Development Center at kutztown.edu/kucn.

The organization may require you to interview and go through their normal employment process.

If the organization agrees to take you on as an intern, ask them to complete the online process through the Career Development Center by calling 610-683-4067.

You should complete:

  • Request to Take an Internship (yellow form)
  • Double-spaced one-page essay explaining why you want this internship and why it is important to your career
  • Your current resume (Career Services at KU can help you with resume writing)
  • BUS 390: Internship Assessment Form with faculty supervisor

The student must review the information and application with the faculty internship supervisor whom you have chosen. The internship supervisor and the department chair sign off on the forms. At this point, the internship application package should be complete.

The DBA Internship Committee must approve all for-credit internships. The internship will not count for credit without the committee approval.

  • The Internship Committee Approval process includes two elements: Approving the internship position as appropriate for course credit, and approving the internship applicant as meeting the requirements of BUS 390.

After your Internship has been approved by the Internship Committee, the DBA Secretary will send the student an email informing you whether or not the internship has been approved. Once the internship is approved, the yellow registration form is forwarded to the Registrar's Office and the student must complete any schedule adjustments.

Credits for BUS 390, when added to student account:

Your invoice notification will direct you to MyKU to view your invoice and the due date for payment.

Please make sure you submit your entire application packet BY the due date.

For more details, please visit the Office of Student Accounts website

**Please note, for Summer Session Internships, per University policy: 

"Students registering for these special types of instruction must comply with the registration deadline date for the session in which they are taking the course. Once the course is properly submitted and added to the student's schedule, a bill will be generated and mailed to the student for payment of tuition."