Getting the most out of your internship experience

The Tippie business internship course (BUS:3100) helps you get more out of your internship experience through brief, guided activities you complete during your time as an intern. The course is intentionally designed to help you think more deeply about your internship and connect it to your academic interests and help the experience to inform future career decisions. 

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Enrollment and eligibility criteria 
Course documents for BUS:3100 
Steps to register


Enrollment & eligibility criteria

After you have accepted an internship offer and reviewed our internship guide, make sure that you meet the following criteria to register for the business internship course (BUS:3100): 

  • Internship position is clearly defined and related to your academic coursework and/or professional goals
  • Job responsibilities are similar to those of entry level employees with a bachelor's degree; tasks should require critical thinking and complex problem solving   
  • Supervision is provided by a professional with expertise and an educational or professional background in the field
  • Internship must last for the majority of the academic term in which you are enrolled in BUS:3100
  • You must work at the internship full- or part-time for numerous days each week 
  • A company representative must provide you with an official offer letter for the position
  • Just like any other University course, you must register for BUS:3100 by the University academic deadlines for that term

Additional approvals

Remote/virtual internships

remote or virtual internship is one in which you do not go to an actual company office to work. Due to the nature of these positions, they generally provide fewer opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, learn about other functional units at the company, and become familiar with the business environment. To evaluate the quality of the learning experiences and professional development, the Tippie internship coordinator will require you to meet with her prior to starting their internship. 

International Students

If you are an international student who will be doing an internship in the U.S., your Visa will require you to gain approval through International Student & Scholar Services for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Please complete the CPT authorization request on your iHawk account, and then discuss your plans with an international student advisor. Once you have received approval, then you may complete the enrollment request form below.

Course documents for BUS:3100 

  • BUS:3100 syllabus (sample): Read the syllabus for details about the course components and grading policies.
  • Assignments: completion of the following assignments is required in order to pass BUS:3100. These documents are provided as a reference; the actual assignments will differ slightly.  
    • Internship agreement: At the beginning of the internship course, you will outline the details of the internship and set goals as to what knowledge, skills, and experiences you would like to gain from the position. Completion of this assignment by the deadline is required to remain enrolled in the course.
    • Reflection journal: Halfway through the internship you will reflect on your experiences and accomplishments, then identify what improvements and changes you will seek in the remainder of the internship. 
    • Intern evaluation (sample): At the end of the internship you and your supervisor will evaluate and provide feedback about your performance and experience as an intern.

Steps to register for the course

  1. Once you check that you meet all eligibility criteria, collect the following details

    • Start and end dates of the internship
    • Number of hours and which days you will work each week
    • Name and address of employer
    • Supervisor's name, phone number, and email address
    • Type and amount of compensation
    • Official offer letter from employer -- for explanation, see Internship Course FAQ
  2. Complete the BUS:3100 Enrollment Request form during the following registration periods

    • Spring 2018 registration
      • Requests will be accepted Nov 27 -- January 19.
      • Requests made January 20 -- 29 will need instructor approval on a Change of Registration form.
    • Summer registration
      • 12-week summer session requests will be accepted April 15 -- May 14.
        • Requests made May 15 -- 29 will need instructor approval.
        • The 12-week summer session is intended for students who start internships in April or May.
      • 8-week summer session requests are accepted April 15 -- June 8.
        • Requests made June 9 -- 15 will need instructor approval.
        • The 8-week summer session is only intended for students who start internships in June. 
  3. Response to your request

    • You will receive a response to your request within one week of submitting the request form.
    • If your request is approved, you will be given registration instructions for MyUI. You must enroll prior to the registration deadline for that academic term.
    • If a decision cannot be reached based on the form responses or your responses raise concerns, you may be asked to provide additional details. 
    • If your request is denied, you will receive an explanation and have the opportunity to make a new request if details of the internship change.

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Internship FAQs
We know you have lots of questions; you are not alone. Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about internships and internship courses. If you can't find an answer your looking for, let us know!

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Find the right fit
The Pomerantz Career Center has many resources to help you find an internship... get advice on your resume, meet with a career advisor, search on Hireahawk, and visit the job & internship fair.  

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