FAQ's for Students
A College of Business internship can give you the opportunity to gain experience and training in your major field of study by working for a business or other organization while still enrolled in a degree program. An internship gives you valuable insights regarding the types of work you may perform after graduation and helps you make a decision on a long-term career path. You'll also gain experience in interviewing, résumé preparation, working with teams, and community involvement. Ultimately, the internship program benefits students, employers, and the College of Business.
Internships are open to all students. However, to receive credit you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a College of Business undergraduate or graduate student
- Undergraduates must have completed ENGL 1310, MATH 1120, ACCT 2010/2020, Econ 1010/2020, QUAN 2010/2020, and MGMT 3000
- You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergrad) or GPA of 3.0 (graduate)
- Accounting majors may have additional requirements. Please contact the Career Development Center for details.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact the Career Development Center for an Internship Packet.
In addition to work experience requirements, students are required to complete: weekly discussion boards, work samples, final report, and student evaluations. For more information regarding these requirements click here or contact the Career Development Center.
Current internships/jobs cannot be used for credit except on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Career Development Center in Dwire Hall 301A for more information. (719) 255-4700
The amount of time on the job relates to the number of credit hours for the internship.
- Three-Credit Internships: 150 hours of work experience.
- Two-Credit Internships: 100 hours of work experience.
- One-Credit Internships: 50 hours of work experience.
Students may enroll in an internship for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours to be applied toward a business degree. Undergraduate internships will qualify for COB electives, whether in the emphasis area or in the general elective pool. Graduate internships will be used as an open elective. Students can enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Please make sure and consult your adviser before attempting to take an internship for credit to ensure you have room in your degree plan.
Pay depends entirely upon the organization where you are interning. While all internships offer valuable real-life work experience, some will also offer financial incentives.
Internships for credit cost the same amount as any regular class in which you enroll. When you take an internship for credit, it is taking the place of one of your business electives.
UCCS does not charge anything for internships if they are not for credit.