Internship Opportunities

The Department offers a unique internship program for qualified juniors and seniors.

Through its Internship in Business course, the department provides an internship opportunity for all BUEC students who want to enhance their credentials. The Internship in Business class involves practical field experience with a business or non-profit organization in a specific discipline: Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Management Information Systems.

A student works in a professional capacity for eight to ten hours per week during the semester, usually on a project determined by the sponsoring organization. The project should be meaningful and allow the student to grow professionally in her discipline.  The course also includes periodic reports and oral presentations. In past semesters students have benefited from assignments with accounting firms, banks, manufacturing companies, restaurants, radio and television stations, investment firms, credit unions, schools and colleges, United Way agencies, department stores, sporting goods stores, and many more.

Students can receive credit for internships even if the internship is paid.  These internships are not limited to the South Bend area and many students have completed internships in Chicago, New York City and other distant locations.

Applications for internships are available from the Chair of the Department in the semester preceding the internship period. The Internship in Business course is considered to be a college free elective and may not be used to satisfy any major requirements or Business electives. 

Click here to download application form. (word document)

Where Some of Our Students Have Recently Interned

Company Concentration Area
First Source Bank Marketing
First Source Bank Quality Management
A/P Image Team Advertising
American Red Cross Marketing
City of Mishawaka MIS
Coopers & Lybrand Accounting
Fischoff Chamber Music Association Management
Foreign Imports, Inc. International/Marketing
Foreign Targets International
Golf Digest Marketing
Hacienda Restaurants Management
Holy Cross Shared Services Finance
I/N Tek Accounting
Kruggel, Lawton & Company Accounting
Michiana's Finest Bank Marketing
McGladrey & Pullen LLP Accounting
National Steel Tax
Norwest Bank Finance
Price Waterhouse Coopers Accounting
Small Business Development Center Marketing
South Bend Clinic Marketing
South Bend Silver Hawks Marketing
South Bend Tribune Marketing
South Bend Tribune City Line Accounting
St. Joseph Medical Center Marketing
Stryker Accounting
Teachers Credit Union Finance
University Park Mall Retailing