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Internship Information

Introduction

Internships provide undergraduate students an opportunity to achieve professional business experience while applying knowledge acquired in the classroom. Internships are defined as responsible positions that gradually expose students to professional roles through observation and supervised performance. 

At the undergraduate level, only one internship is required for graduation.  Marymount students are encouraged to take advantage of other internships or work-related opportunities outside of the program requirement.

Academic credit is granted for approved internships only.  Students earn 3 academic credits for 120 hours practical experience.  The 120 hours are usually worked over a sixteen-week period at approximately 20 hours per week, with adjustments made for the shorter summer semester. 

At Marymount, students may receive assistance identifying job or internship opportunities (with or without academic credit) from the SBT Internship Coordinator, the Career Internship Center, or their academic advisors.

Eligibility Requirements 

Internship experiences should reflect the undergraduate’s program and/or the specialty requirements. 
For students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, the eligibility requirements are

  • Senior Status: must have completed 90 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all business courses
For students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with the Accounting specialty program, the eligibility requirements:
  • Senior Status: must have completed 90 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all business courses
  • Plus 18 credits in accounting coursework
For undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS in IT) program, the eligibility requirements:
  • Senior Status: must have completed 90 credits with GPA of 2.0 or better in all major courses and
  • A grade of C or better in IT 323
For undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA in Economics) program, the eligibility requirements:
  • Senior Status: must have completed 90 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all economics courses and
  •  A minimum of 9 completed credits in 300/400 level economics courses

Internship Process

The Intern Must:
One semester before the intern plans to register:

  1. Schedule a meeting with Internship Coordinator, Dr. Michael Wood
  2. Complete online Internship Application
  3. Attend MU Career Center workshops: Resume Building, Interviewing Skills, Working in Teams, Professional Behavior and Responsibilities at Work
  4. Search for an internship (Seek guidance form Dr. Wood if necessary)
  5. Acquire an internship

After Acquiring an Internship:

  1. Please print and complete the Academic Internship Agreement and submit to Dr. Michael Wood.
  2. Create and complete Jobs4Saints career database utilizing MU Portal, and report your “Professional Internship”
  3. Obtain final approval from Dr. Wood
  4. Request to be registered for the appropriate internship course

During the Internship:

  1. Follow course guidelines and assignments as prescribed by the syllabus
  2. Follow established MU and workplace professional procedures

 

For additional information

For additional information about the internship experience, contact Dr. Michael Wood, Internship Coordinator at (703) 284-5941 or mwood@marymount.edu.

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