For-credit internships offer opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom to "real" world work experiences. They can also help you network and land a great job when you graduate!
Each company has different policies regarding compensating interns, so it pays to explore the opportunities. Generally, you may register for up to two 3-credit internships.
Juniors and seniors with a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher are eligible to apply. Second semester sophomores may plan their summer or fall internships by contacting the Internship Coordinator.
Finding an Internship
Many businesses in the Rochester area are looking for interns and we can help connect you with those who have worked or are working with our Internship Program. It also pays to call companies you're interested in, use the web to find opportunities, and ask faculty for direction.
Various internship opportunities, sample resumes, events/workshops and recruiting events are also posted on the Career Center's CareerZone website.
Steps in the Internship Program
- Head to the Career Center for help with your resume and cover letter
- Actively search for an internship
- Meet with the Internship Coordinator for approval of your internship opportunity
- Fill out the Internship Authorization [pdf] and the Internship Agreement [pdf] and return them to the Internship Coordinator
- Register for ACCT 491, FINA 491, MGMT 491, or MKTG 491
- Please pick appropriate credit load for course. Most internships are for 3 credits unless prior arrangements are made with the Internship Coordinator.
- Complete the internship and all required academic components
You will complete 8 journal entries on Blackboard and produce a final report summarizing your internship experience.
You will be graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to receive 3 credits, you must complete a minimum of 135 hours at your internship location.
If you would like to do a second internship beyond the initial 3 credit hour limit, you must petition for it by submitting a detailed proposal describing the new position and its expected benefits to the Internship Coordinator. A second internship can only be taken upon the approval of the Internship Coordinator and the chair of the appropriate department.
Past Business Participants
- The Bonadio Group
- Camp Good Days and Special Times
- Eastman Kodak Company
- Back Stage Media Group LLC
- DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLC
- Kasperski, Owen & Dinan, CPAs
- Paychex, Inc.
- Northwestern Mutual
- United Way of America
- Summers Financial Services
- Waddell & Reed
- South Twin Executive Search
- Insero & Co.
- Daly, Sirianni & Co., CPAs
- Partners & Napier
- Harris Corp.
- Donald J. Pisaro, CPA
- Tom Walpole, CPA
- Merrill Lynch
- United Parcel Service (UPS)
For information on all participating companies, please contact email@example.com.
For More Information
There are two ways to contact the internship program:
- For more information about the internship program, call (585) 385-7344.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samantha Barton '15
Samantha Barton is spending this semester at Mason Marketing, a marketing firm located in Penfield, NY, as an Account Executive Intern.
Some of her daily tasks include attending meetings with art directors and marketing executives to discuss current client projects, sitting in on phone conferences with clients, and working on editing projects before sending them off to the copy editors.
She is learning the importance of communication between the agency and the client, as well as going above and beyond with her work in order to completely satisfy the client's request.
At the end of the internship, Samantha hopes that this experience will help her decide if she would enjoy a career in the marketing industry as an account executive.