An internship is required for BBA majors and highly recommended for all business students using catalogs prior to Fall 2013. Up to 6 hours credit can be earned fulfilling the ECCE engagement and/or elective requirement. Internships provide practical work experience while applying theories and concepts learned in the classroom. In the past approximately one in four students has been offered a position with their internship employer. They are great resume builders too.
The process begins with resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Employers include business, government, community services, marketing, development, healthcare, personal service and many more. Most interns are 2nd semester juniors or seniors with a minimum of 12-15 hrs of completed upper division business coursework.
- The UIS Internship & Prior Learning office has developed paid and unpaid internship placements in the Springfield area for UIS students. (Students who already work full-time may contact the IPL Office to discuss using their current employer for a possible internship placement.)
- More information about internships at UIS is available at the Internships and Prior Learning Services website.
Internships for graduate students are available through the Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) and Graduate Assistantships are also available. These programs provide tuition and a stipend while students are enrolled as full-time students (9 credit hours) and work 20 hours per week. Additional information is available from each program.