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Internships & Field Experience

Internships & Field Experience

Internships are strongly encouraged for all business majors. Credited or not, internships provide invaluable experiences. The School of Business works in conjunction with the Career Center to prepare students for their internship search and application process. Should you wish to complete an internship for credit, read through the following guidelines.

Credit Internship Experience
Students may submit a request to complete up to 2 units per internship experience*:

1 credit hour (0.25 unit) = 45 hours of experience
2 credit hours (0.5 unit) = 90 hours of experience
3 credit hours (0.75 unit) = 135 hours of experience
4 credit hours (1.0 unit) = 180 hours of experience

Students may take a second internship in the same program only in situations where they will be able to apply essentially different knowledge, methods, or skills than those applied in the prior internship. Per college policy, student may receive credit for no more than three units of internship experience with up to two units for one internship in a single semester. Internships are considered free elective credit and are pass/unsatisfactory.

Please note that while most students will complete at least one internship during their academic career, not all students opt to complete their internship(s) for credit. Regardless of whether or not this is a credited internship, the experience should be added to your resume.

Registration Process

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be sophomore standing or higher
  • Have completed a minimum of three units at The College of New Jersey

If you are eligible and would like to pursue your internship for credit, there are the steps you must take PRIOR to starting your internship:

  1. Seek a full time faculty member within the same area as your internship. For example, if you have been offered a position working in human resources, you will want to reach out to a Management faculty member with HR expertise. Discuss your internship position with the faculty member and see if they are able to serve as your supervising faculty member. Please note that ALL Accounting internships (ACC 399) are supervised by Hossein Nouri. If you are not sure who would be an appropriate faculty member to supervise your internship, reach out to the respective department chair to inquire.
  2. Complete essential paperwork for the registration process. This must be done within the Add/Drop period (at the latest) of the semester you will be completing the internship. Internships CANNOT be backdated/retroactive.

BUS 399 (any internship within business except Accounting):

ACC 399 (Accounting internships):

* Please note that Accounting majors may have 10% of their related academic tasks counted towards 45 hours of work.

  1. After the appropriate paperwork has been completed and approved by your supervising faculty member and employer, it must then be submitted to your department chair. Your department chair will then review your paperwork and pass it along to the Coordinator for Undergraduate Advising for the School of Business. Once approved, you will be notified by one of our program assistants, who will forward your internship enrollment form to Records & Registration.

Additional Internship Materials (discuss with your supervising faculty member):

Employer Evaluation


Time Sheets

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