Internships and Experiential Learning

photoThe Cameron School of Business encourages students to participate in internships. Internships focus on learning & provide students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired through their coursework, while gaining marketable skills through hands-on experience.

CSB Internship Summary

Overall Internship Summary

Employer Satisfaction with CSB Interns

A survey was distributed to all internship supervisors. Selected feedback: “Jane exhibited an understanding and level of professionalism beyond expectation for a student. She was no less than a major contributor to the overall departmental objective. She proved to be more productive and more involved than expected.”

Student Internship Evaluation Highlights 

A survey was distributed to all CSB students participating in an internship.

One student said this about their experience: “I really enjoyed this internship and learned more than I ever could in a classroom. XYZ firm provides interns with a first-hand experience of what it is like to work as an associate and allows interns to work on any/everything full-time employees do. I was provided valuable feedback on everything I completed and was always given the opportunity to take on more responsibility and work on a variety of different engagements.”

Of those students not working full time at their internship, the average student worked 16.4 hours per week

If you have questions or would like more information please contact
Joanna R. Henderson, Cameron School of Business, 910.962.2466 or hendersonj@uncw.edu

Benefits of an Internship

  1. Internships provide an opportunity develop relationships with mentors & colleagues in your field of interest.
  2. Learn and polish communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  3. Explore your career interests and abilities
  4. Gain valuable experience that will enhance your resume and boost your post-graduation success.

Types of Internships

There are 2 types of internships offered through the Cameron School of Business:

  • For Academic Credit (View Departmental Internship Requirements)
    Internships for academic credit typically range from 10-14 weeks. For credit internships can be paid or unpaid. The number of credit hours and requirements for academic credit vary by major and are listed below. If receiving academic credit, the student must pay tuition to enroll in the internship course.
  • Experiential (E-internships)
    The E-internship program is not for academic credit, and can be completed at any time. This experience based internship, can help students develop career interest, develop professional network, and help build your experience and marketable skill set.

Timeline for Internships

It is never too early to start thinking about internships! Students should begin planning their internship as soon as possible, but no later than the beginning of the semester proceeding the semester in which you plan to complete the internship. For example, students who would like to complete an internship during the Spring of 2013 should begin planning early in the Fall of 2012.

Assessing your goals and objectives, researching internship sites, contacting and interviewing with potential internship employers, developing your resume and interviewing skills, consulting with faculty & staff, and creating an internship contract takes time.


For additional information or questions regarding internships please contact:
Joanna R. Henderson,
Cameron Hall Room 124
910.962.2466

Department requirements

Internships, summer employment, and year round part-time employment are listed by department below. See the department pages' for requirements for academic credit.

 

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