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Business Division Internship Coordinator
Karen Crowley, University Assistant (Business Division)
(860) 465-4627
crowleyk@easternct.edu

Book an appointment.

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As part of Eastern’s focus on employability, all students are encouraged to obtain practical experience in their disciplines. Most students in the Business Division gain that experience in organizational settings through 125-250 hour internships (unpaid) or co-ops (paid). The primary focus of these experiences is on student learning. The most successful internships incorporate interns in a way that has them performing meaningful work that assists the organization as well. Site supervisors within the organization provide day-to-day supervision and complete evaluations of the student’s work. Faculty internship supervisors encourage students to reflect on their work experiences, evaluate whether the students achieved their learning goals, and work with the student to explore long-term career goals in light of their work experiences.

Our Business Division Internship Coordinator is available three days a week to help students navigate the process of finding internships, completing the appropriate forms, and connecting with a faculty supervisor within their major.

Applications for registering an internship in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Economics, and Finance are available on the Business Division Forms page.

To qualify for an internship, a student should have senior standing (90 credits or more), have declared one of the Business Division majors, and have a GPA above the respective major’s minimum. Internships for credit are specific to a major and are not 'double-counted' for multiple majors without advance written permission from both department chairs. Without explicit permission from the Dean, no internship may be in an organization owned by a faculty member or by a member of the student’s family. Students with significant full-time work experience related to their discipline may apply to have internship requirements waived.

Note: Students wishing to engage in paid co-ops before they are eligible to participate in the major's internship should visit the Center for Internships and Career Development, careers@easternct.edu, (860) 465-4436. Students wishing to have any internship or co-op count towards their major must consult with the internship coordinator and their advisor or department chair.

For any internship, paid or unpaid, to be counted towards a Business Division major, formal approval of a written job description is required from the Business Division Internship Coordinator, learning outcomes must be identified by the faculty supervisor, and registration for the associated course must be approved by the relevant Department Chair and Dean. Job descriptions are drafted by site supervisors or other staff in the organization where the student wishes to perform the internship. Registration for the associated course is accomplished through submission of the Internship form. Several majors also require registration of co-ops through the Office of Career Services.

Please schedule an appointment with your major’s internship coordinator prior to becoming a senior or wanting to do an internship. Before contacting your major’s internship coordinator, please have the following items available:

  • An internship application
  • Professional Quality Resume (uploaded with application)
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts (Eastern and all other colleges and universities)
  • 250 word statement describing your career goals and interests (included in application)

Program Internship Requirements and Information

  • Accounting Program Coordinator Dr. Mohd RuJoub (860) 465-5284 rujoubm@easternct.edu

    The accounting internship program strives to provide students with an opportunity for intense fieldwork experience. Hands-on training builds upon theoretical foundation of accounting. Students are assigned to private, non-profit or public institutions to further their practical studies in accounting.

    Accounting internships are open to junior and senior accounting students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher at the time of registration. Internships are not required as part of the Accounting major, but they are encouraged.

    Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters and are approximately 14 weeks long. Students are required to work 16 hours per week and submit a paper at the end of the assignment to Dr. RuJoub for ACC 490. Specific workdays are flexible.

    Students receive 6 academic credits for successfully completing an unpaid internship. Paid internships do not receive academic credit.

    Hours: Students are expected to work a total of 224 hours (16 hours per week for 14 weeks). Work schedules should be agreed upon between the host and the intern.

  • Business Administration Internship Coordinator
    Karen Crowley, University Assistant (Business Division)
    (860) 465-4627
    crowleyk@easternct.edu

    Book an appointment.

    The Business Administration Department’s internship program strives to provide students with an opportunity for intensive fieldwork experience. Hands-on training builds upon theoretical foundations of business. Students work in private, non-profit or public institutions in such areas as marketing, management, human resources, finance, operations, or international business. Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

    Internships for credit are open to senior business administration majors who have 90 credits at the time of their internship and have maintained the minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher. To graduate as a Business Administration major, each student must complete an internship.

    6 credits – unpaid internship (BUS 490 must be taken concurrently)
    3 credits – paid internship/co-op (BUS 490 can be taken within one year after completion)

    For fall or spring internships, students are expected to work a total of 224 hours (16 hours per week for 14 weeks). For summer internships, students are expected to work a total of 220 hours (20 hours per week for 11 weeks).

  • Business Information Systems Program Coordinator
    Dr. Alex Citurs
    (860) 465-0077
    citursa@easternct.edu

    Business Information Systems majors are required to complete a qualifying Internship/Co-op. BIS students intern at organizations across Connecticut.

    Please contact Dr. Citurs to discuss any BIS internship or coop.

    Students minoring in BIS, Healthcare Informatics, or Social Informatics that engage in an information systems internship may do a BIS 490 Internship for 3 credits.

  • Internship Coordinator
    Karen Crowley, University Assistant (Business Division)
    (860) 465-4627
    crowleyk@easternct.edu

    Book an appointment.

    Economics majors are required to complete an internship or coop of 3-6 credits.  Please contact the Business Division Internship Coordinator to begin the process. Senior standing required. ECO 490 must be taken concurrently.

  • Internship Coordinator
    Karen Crowley, University Assistant (Business)
    (860) 465-4627
    crowleyk@easternct.edu

    Book an appointment.

    Finance internships provide students with an opportunity for intensive fieldwork experience. Hands-on training builds upon theoretical foundation of finance. Students intern at private, non-profit or public institutions in area such as banking, insurance, financial services, and brokerage/investment firms.

    Internships for credit are open to senior business students who have 90 credits at the time of their internship and have maintained the minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Finance majors are required to complete 3-6 credit internships as defined in the catalog when they entered the program. The internship coordinator can help students determine what their requirements are.

    For fall or spring 6-credit internships, students are expected to work a total of 224 hours (16 hours per week for 14 weeks). For summer internships, students are expected to work a total of 220 hours (20 hours per week for 11 weeks).

Internship application form

Course registration form
Co-op registration forms

Planning by class:

Freshmen:  Use the online tools available to explore careers related to your discipline. Attend career fairs. Begin developing your resume.

Sophomores: Identify organizations employing people in your field.  Learn about those organizations and use your communication skills to build contacts in them.
Discuss timing of your internship with your academic advisor.
Revise your resume.

Juniors:  Meet with the internship coordinator. Submit your internship application. Develop your job search and interviewing skills. Revise your resume. Create a cover letter seeking an internship. Discuss timing of your internship with your academic advisor and apply for internships junior year if appropriate.

Seniors: Meet with the internship coordinator. Send applications for internships. Submit registration form for internship course. Develop a network of contacts at your internships site. Write thank-you notes at the end of the internship. Revise your resume.