The purpose of an internship is to provide students with career-related experience that is not attainable in a classroom situation. Participation in such an internship will give employers an opportunity to identify earlier those students they may wish to employ upon graduation.
These internships are available through the Career Resource Center and Graduate Business Career Services, networking events through AIS or by contacting the companies directly. Students are encouraged to seek out an internship by bringing their resume to the Career Expo or directly contacting potential employers.
Internships for credit are limited to employers willing to provide an experience to students in the area of information technology and/or supply chain management. It is expected that the intern will be exposed to the employer's overall organization, operations and environment.
Internships are evaluated on a pass/fail basis in the form of an S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) grade. Therefore, these internship credits will NOT be factored into your overall or major GPA.
Each employer determines whether or not its internship will be a paid position. It is the student's responsibility to have a professional attitude toward the employer, learn and comply with the employer's policies and procedures and accept the opportunity to learn. Maximum benefits will be received by the student who is receptive to new ideas, techniques and suggestions.
It is our hope that an internship will be a valuable educational experience for the student and have a significant impact on their professional and career development.
Students may register for a maximum of two credits to obtain credit for an internship during their program which may be counted toward their graduate business elective requirement if they have an undergraduate business degree.
There are two types of internship opportunities available to students: off-campus corporate internships and on-campus internships (usually unpaid).
A popular on-campus internship is through UF IT’s Enterprise Systems unit. Given that UF has implemented a state-of-the-art PeopleSoft ERP system with fully integrated financial, human resource, student financial and enterprise reporting applications, Enterprise Systems collaborates with the ISOM Department in offering this internship opportunity to students for the Fall, Spring, or Summer C semesters. Longer term non-credit internships may also be available. Email Armando Parra (aparra at ufl.edu) if you’re interested.
All students seeking credit for an internship must follow these steps:
- Ensure that all registration holds for the semester in which you are planning your internship are removed.
- Complete the Internship Credit Approval Form
- Make an appointment with the Director of Admissions and Student Services
- International students only: obtain the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Departmental Recommendation
- Be registered for a maximum of two credits of QMB 6941 (normal graduate tuition rates apply and must be paid by the fee payment deadline for the semester in which you are registered)
- Complete the Student Evaluation of Internship no later than the last day of classes for the semester in which the internship is completed. Failure to submit this evaluation in the timeframe allowed will result in an unsatisfactory (U) grade being assigned and the credits will not be counted.
- Have your employer complete the Employer Evaluation of Intern no later than the last day of classes for the semester in which the internship is completed. Failure to submit this evaluation in the timeframe allowed will result in an unsatisfactory (U) grade being assigned and the credits will not be counted.
Hsing "Kenny" Cheng
Chandra Hardy, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions & Student Services
Department of ISOM
Email (chandra.hardy at warrington.ufl.edu)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.