Internships

All business majors (except BSBA Online) must complete an internship and complete the relevant coursework or study abroad in order to graduate.

Ideally, students will complete and fulfill the internship requirement prior to their senior year. In conjunction with their internship, students will need to complete GEB4941 or MAR4945 in order to fulfill the internship requirement. Both courses are offered in the summer, fall, and spring. All students must enroll in one of these courses while on-site completing their internship; internship credit will not be awarded retroactively after a student completes their internship.

Want to learn more about the required internship course, GEB 4941, and the course registration process? Visit the GEB 4941 website. If you still have questions about enrolling in the required internship course, contact the internship course coordinators.


Getting Started

Need help getting started on the internship search process? Contact a CAP mentor or career coach.


Tips for Finding Internships

  • Sign up for HIREWarrington 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!
  • Make an appointment with International Programs to learn out about international internship programs.

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. MAR 4945, the retail internship, will also satisfy the internship requirement.


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. MAR 4945, 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?

Need help getting started on the internship search process? Contact a CAP mentor or career coach.

Contact International Programs to discuss international internship programs.

Questions about enrolling in the required internship course? Contact your academic advisors.

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 MAR 4945 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 ACG 2021 at Brevard Community college at the same time.

COVID-19 Information

I haven't met the internship requirement yet and I'm graduating in summer or fall 2020. What should I do?

Do you have previous internship experience?

  • If you have prior internship experience, you can submit a college petition to waive the internship course requirement. You must provide the following information:

Have you secured a summer or fall 2020 internship but are unable to complete at least 150 internship hours?

  • You should register for GEB4941. You will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours and additional coursework within GEB4941.
  • If your internship will not allow you to meet at least 100 hours, make an appointment with a Business Career Services coach to discuss alternate options to gain relevant experience and meet the course requirements. You will be encouraged to identify experiences that utilize your business acumen and will serve you in your job search.

Have you not yet secured a summer or fall 2020 internship?

Are you interested in an international remote internship experience?

  • The Heavener International Programs office works with a select number of paid providers to organize remote international work placements all over the world for UF students at a discounted cost. Contact the International Programs office at 352-273-0151 to make an appointment with an International Programs Advisor. In this meeting, they will inform you about program options, complete the advising form, and explain the application process.

Are you interested in a retail-focused career and your retail internship was canceled?

  • Rising seniors interested in a retail-focused career may use the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Competition for internship credit for summer 2020 in lieu of a retail internship while also taking the MAR 4945 internship course.
  • For more information on the case competition and the MAR4945 internship course credit, please e-mail Cece Schulz.
I haven't met the internship requirement yet and I'm graduating in spring 2021. What should I do?

Have you not yet secured a summer 2020, fall 2020, or spring 2021 internship?

  • Make an appointment with a Business Career Services coach to consult on alternate ways to gain relevant experience and meet the course requirements. You will be encouraged to secure an internship in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semester; BCS can support you as you identify experiences that utilize your business acumen and will serve you in your job search.

Have you secured an internship but are unable to complete at least 150 internship hours?

  • You should register for GEB4941. You will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours and additional coursework within GEB4941. (Updated 5/21/20)
  • If your internship will not allow you to meet at least 100 hours, make an appointment with a Business Career Services coach to discuss alternate options to gain relevant experience and meet the course requirements. You will be encouraged to identify experiences that utilize your business acumen and will serve you in your job search.

Are you interested in an international remote internship experience?

  • The Heavener International Programs office works with a select number of paid providers to organize remote international work placements all over the world for UF students at a discounted cost. Contact the International Programs office at 352-273-0151 to make an appointment with an International Programs Advisor. In this meeting, they will inform you about program options, complete the advising form, and explain the application process.
I haven't met the internship requirement yet and I'm graduating in summer 2021 or later. What should I do?
  • There will be no changes to the internship requirement for students graduating in summer 2021 or later. Please see the internship requirements detailed above.
  • You could also consider an international remote internship experience. The Heavener International Programs office works with a select number of paid providers to organize remote international work placements all over the world for UF students at a discounted cost. Contact the International Programs office at 352-273-0151 to make an appointment with an International Programs Advisor. In this meeting, they will inform you about program options, complete the advising form, and explain the application process.