The Nicholls College of Business Administration Internship Program offers students an opportunity to combine their academic preparation with practical, real-world business experience. The program attempts to place business students in internships with both public and private organizations throughout the region and beyond.
Benefits for Students:
- Better understanding of business.
- Enhanced ability to make more informed career decisions.
- Increased marketability.
- Networking opportunities.
- Opportunity to earn compensation.
- Earn 3 hours academic credit.
- Greater appreciation for remaining coursework.
Benefits for Employers:
- Effective means to locate and train motivated students for immediate employment.
- Opportunity to preview students’ abilities.
- Ability to assess students for “fit” with their organization.
- A pipeline for potential employees.
- Decreased cost-for-hire.
- Enhanced recruitment and retention outcomes.
Academic credit can be earned in:
- Computer Information Systems
- Management/Maritime (*required for degree)
Internships in all areas are optional with the exception of the Management/maritime Concentration. *All maritime management concentration majors must complete an approved Internship.
Internships satisfy upper level elective requirements and the job must provide sufficient discipline specific experience to qualify.
To participate, students must be in good academic standing and approved by their respective department heads. Students will receive three hours of credit and may participate in the internship program for credit for one semester only.
- Sign an internship cooperative agreement and plan of work.
- Work a minimum of 150 hours across the course of the semester.
- Turn in weekly activity reports to their faculty adviser.
- Complete an evaluation of the internship experience at the end of the semester.
- Successfully complete any assignments required by their faculty adviser.
- Agree to adhere to all policies and procedures of the internship program.
- Sign an internship cooperative agreement.
- Develop a plan of work which exposes the intern to a complete flow of information and activities.
- Provide the intern a minimum of 150 hours on the job.
- Designate an intern supervisor in the organization.
- Agree to be contacted at least twice by the internship instructor.
- Complete an evaluation of the student intern at mid-term and at the end of the semester.
INTERNSHIP PROCESS (all forms can be found below)
Students first apply for an internship through the college internship coordinator by submitting an application and resume. Applications are then submitted to the department head of the student’s respective department for permission to participate. Once approval is given, students’ application packets are sent to potential employers.
Employers are provided complete application packets of students majoring in the employers’ particular area of interest. Students are subject to organizations’ usual selection processes and employment terms, such as pay and work schedule, which are negotiated directly between the employer and the student intern. Once a student is hired, he/she is assigned a faculty supervisor. A cooperative agreement and plan of work are signed by the organization’s representative, the student intern and the faculty adviser. The internship coordinator administers this process. For more information please see FAQs or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.