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Earning Academic Credit for an Internship

 

 

What you need to do to have an internship experience approved for academic credit:

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor to be sure that you are qualified to earn for academic credit for an internship and that an internship will fit into your academic plan.
  • Obtain an offer for an internship. See Resources for Finding an Internship for information on finding an internship.
  • Make preliminary arrangements with the internship business/organization.
  • Work with your Internship Supervisor to obtain the information needed to complete an Internship Proposal and Learning Agreement Form (.pdf).
  • Submit the Internship Proposal and Internship Learning Agreement form to the Internship Coordinator.  This form must be approved before you begin the internship work.
  • Be sure there are no holds on your record that would prevent you from being registered for the course.
  • Upon approval of your Internship Proposal, the Internship Coordinator will notify you of the approval and provide an internship syllabus, including assignment instructions and due dates.
  • The Internship Coordinator will register you for the appropriate course.

Requirements of an internship for academic credit:

  • Internship Proposal and Learning Agreement:  Must be submitted for approval prior to the beginning of the internship and prior to the beginning of the desired semester.
  • Electronic Internship Portfolio:  Includes assignments, submitted to eiu online (d2l), documenting progress toward the learning objectives outlined in the Internship Proposal.  See Internship Portfolio for a complete description.
  • Tuition and feesare billed for each hour of academic credit to be received for the internship.
  • Required work at the internship site:  At least 40 hours of work is required for each hour of academic credit to be received.
  • Grading:  Internships are graded on a credit/no credit basis.  Credit for an internship does not impact your GPA.
  • Internship Credit:   Requires successful completion of the appropriate number of hours of work, satisfactory completion of all written assignments, and positive evaluations from your internship supervisor.

Midterm Evaluation Form (.pdf)

Final Evaluation Form (.pdf)

 

School of Business Internship Catalog Descriptions:

 

  • Internship in Accounting (ACC 4275):  Monitored work or service experience requiring development and application of accounting knowledge and skills.  Prerequisites:  ACC 3200 with C or better, Acc 3300 with C or better, a declared Accounting major or Accounting minor, and approval of Internship Learning Agreement by the Associate Chair, School of Business.
  • Internship in Finance (FIN 4275):  Monitored work or service experience requiring development and application of finance knowledge and skills.  Prerequisites:  BUS 3710 with C or better, a declared Finance major, and approval of Internship Learning Agreement by the Associate Chair, School of Business.
  • Internship in Management (MGT 4275):  Monitored work or service experience requiring development and application of management knowledge and skills.  Prerequisites:  BUS 3010 with C or better, a declared School of Business major, and approval of Internship Learning Agreement by the Associate Chair, School of Business.
  • Internship in Management Information Systems (MIS 4275):  Monitored work or service experience requiring development and application of computer information systems knowledge and skills.  Prerequisites:  MIS 2000, a declared School of Business major or minor, and approval of Internship Learning Agreement by the Associate Chair, School of Business.
  • Internship in Marketing (MAR 4275):  Monitored work or service experience requiring development and application of marketing knowledge and skills.  Prerequisites:  BUS 3470 with C or better, a declared School of Business major, and approval of Internship Learning Agreement by the Associate Chair, School of Business.
  •  Internship in Business (BUS2275):  Monitored work or service experience requiring development and application of business knowledge and skills.  Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing, a declared School of Business major or minor, and approval of Internship Learning Agreement by the Associate Chair, School of Business.

 

School of Business Internship Coordinator


Ms. Renee Stroud-Witt
School of Business
Student Center for Academic and Professional Development
Lumpkin Hall 2051
E-Mail:  rstroud@eiu.edu
Phone: 217-581-2623
Fax: 217-581-6642

 

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School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642
business@eiu.edu


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