- Read the archived Undergraduate News for internship postings.
- Consider interning at a non-profit organization.
- Check out the Center for Career and Leadership Development to find out more about opportunities for developing professional skills, building your network, and exploring careers.
- Find out how interning abroad equips students with skills necessary to compete in today's globalized marketplace
- Visit the Miller Center for Retailing in Stuzin 100 to learn more about the retailing internship program which includes store management and corporate merchandising positions. The Miller Center can also update you on a wide variety of employers participating in this program.
- Review internships listed on the Career Resource Center (CRC) website.
Tips for Finding Internships
- The best source for internships is often your parents, parents' friends, or friends' parents.
- Sign up for Gator CareerLink to access internship postings and research companies.
- Research companies you would like to work for on the Internet and pursue an internship with them.
- Go to CRC employer information sessions to meet with on-campus recruiters.
- Interview with internship recruiters at Career Showcase.
- Get involved with business student organizations that host internship recruiters.
- Consider interning during the Fall or Spring semester. They are less competitive than Summer internships.
- Consider an internship in retailing, which counts towards completion of the retailing leadership minor!
The internship requirement can be waived for students who participate in a study abroad experience of at least six weeks; however, students who waive the requirement via study abroad are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship prior to graduation. MAR4945, the retail internship, will also satisfy the internship requirement.
Graduating students with paid or unpaid internships on their résumé have a much better chance at landing a full-time position upon graduation. Students are doing internships as undergraduates, and it is now not unusual for recent grads to take an unpaid internship with hopes of turning it into a permanent position or at least making some contacts and building their résumé.Beth Hering, Career Builder.com (Article: ‘Why are Internships so Important’)
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the internship requirement?
Business majors who started at UF Summer B 2009 or later are required to enroll in GEB 4941 - Internship in Business Administration (one credit) and complete an internship of at least 150 hours before the start of their senior year. MAR4945, the retail internship, will also satisfy the internship requirement. The internship requirement can be waived for students who participate in a study abroad experience of at least six weeks; however, students who waive the requirement via study abroad are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship to improve their chances of obtaining full-time employment and/or admission to graduate programs or law school.
- Is an internship required for my degree?
If you started at UF Summer B 2009 or later, the answer is yes (unless you complete a six week or longer study abroad experience). If you started UF prior to Summer B 2009, the answer is no; however, the Heavener School of Business strongly encourages all students to complete at least one internship experience.
- How can I find an internship?
Heavener Academic Advisors/Career Coaches and Career and Academic Peer (CAP) mentors are available to meet with you and guide you through the internship process. For additional information on finding an internship, see our Find an Internship page and make an appointment to see your advisor/career coach or a CAP mentor. Finally, consider our London study abroad program, which provides a built-in internship opportunity.
- Can I take a course away from UF as a transient or non-degree seeking student and be enrolled in the Internship Course, GEB 4941 during the same semester?
GEB 4941 and MAR4945 Internship Credit & Transient Coursework: Although it is not permitted for students to dual enroll at UF and a non-UF institution at the same time (i.e., enrolling in any UF course while simultaneously enrolling at a community or state college), there is one exception. Students can take GEB 4941 internship credit concurrently while enrolling at a non-UF institution.
- Example: Mark can enroll in GEB 4941 (1-4 credits) AND take ACG2021 at Brevard Community college at the same time.