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General Academic Guidelines

An academic internship is a temporary work experience in the student's discipline that contains sufficient academic content and rigor to merit the granting of academic credit. It is supervised both by a sponsoring faculty member in the discipline, and by an onsite representative of the employing firm. The student must pay tuition and fees for the number of hours for which he/she expects to receive academic credit. The internship may or may not entail compensation for the student from the host organization. Such compensation may take several forms, including stipends or scholarships for tuition and fees. In order to successfully earn academic credit for the internship, the student must complete the following guidelines*:

Undergraduate internships have minimum prerequisites of a campus GPA of 2.0, and CoBA GPA of 2.5. Student must also have completed or be currently enrolled in at least 6 hours of electives in emphasis area.
If you are a student that has completed an internship through the College of Business Administration Internship Program within the last semester, please complete the following form:

* Each emphasis area may contain additional guidelines. For more information, please talk to your department chair. For Accounting, please talk to Greg Geisler. 

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