An internship is a unique educational experience that provides qualified students with a supervised learning experience while working in an international business environment. Internships are highly beneficial with regards to professional experience, contacts/networking/references, as well as career transition.
For a list of internship opportunities with international organizations, please click HERE.
A list of potential and former firms and organizations in the field of international business also can be found under the Career Tab above.
1. To provide the student with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to real life situations.
2. To provide the student with an orientation to the international business environment, its operations, and procedures.
3. To provide an experience to assist in transition from student to professional status To develop and refine problem-solving techniques
4. To refine communications skills. To aid the student in personal development.
1. The internship position must be approved by the Internship Coordinator. The student must submit a internship proposal in which the expected responsibilities go beyond the scope of the average part-time or temporary job. The internship must be a learning experience.
2. The internship position must be with a company or agency that has been approved as an internship host by the Latin American Business Program.
3. The internship should run for a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of 14 weeks within any given semester. During this time, the student must work a minimum of 200 job-hours. (The student-intern must arrange work hours around his or her class schedule. There are no special registration considerations provided).
4. A students course load may not exceed three additional courses during the Fall or Spring semesters, and no more than one additional course each session during a Summer internship.
5. The internship may be paid or unpaid, according to the agreement entered into by the student with the supervising firm.
The student is required to complete the following steps on schedule. All paperwork must be received on time by the Internship Coordinator for the work to be considered for credit:
1. During the semester prior to the internship, complete the Application for Internship Form and submit it to the Latin American Business Program in McCoy Hall 504.
2. After receiving approval from the Internship Coordinator, contact prospective companies or agencies.
3. Select 3 from the list of approved companies/agencies) to request appointments to interview for an internship position.
4. Select an internship position from among the companies/agencies that offer you a position. (Be sure that you contact all companies/agencies that offer you an internship position to accept or decline their offers.)
5. Complete the Internship Proposal Form describing your specific learning objectives and the tasks and projects you will complete during the internship. The Internship Proposal must be signed by the professional supervisor and the LAB Internship coordinator.
What is an internship?
An internship is a program that provides qualified students with a supervised learning experience. The Latin American Business Program seeks internship positions in all aspects of international business, with a primary focus in the Latin American region.