Information for Employers

  • The Eberly College of Business conducts one of the largest business internship programs in Western Pennsylvania, with more than 150 students completing internships at numerous sites each year.

    Eberly students engage in several areas of study, including accounting, finance, general management, small business/entrepreneurship, human resource management, operations management, marketing, and management information systems.

    As a sponsor of Eberly interns, an employer looks forward to a year-round source of highly motivated young professionals, often with specialized academic training in a particular branch of business. Eberly interns can be utilized as temporary staff for short-term projects or ongoing operations, and can be recruited at all times of the year to meet the needs of the employer. Depending on the employer's incentives and stipend, Eberly students have pursued internships in the fall, spring, and summer. 

    Business internships also provide employers a flexible, cost-effective workforce that does not require a long-term commitment. This can free permanent professional staff for alternate work. Most importantly, employers receive a chance to preview the performance of strong candidates for future employment in a variety of positions.

    By taking part in internship programs, employers also assist the Eberly College by providing links to the business community—relationships that are important if academic institutions are to respond to the needs of business. [As of now, more than    companies have already accepted interns from the business college.]

    In return for their services, employers are asked to monitor, guide, and supervise the job performance of their Eberly interns. Employers are expected to orient students to their role and responsibilities and to company policies and procedures, and to assign varied responsibilities that utilize career-related skills and promote professional development. More information about employer responsibilities can be found below. If you have any questions about hiring Eberly interns, please contact Maureen Bash at the address below.

    History of the Internship Program

    IUP is home to approximately 14,000 students from across the nation and around the globe. Offering a superior education at an affordable cost, IUP is located in the community of Indiana, fifty-five miles northeast of Pittsburgh.  The university conducts one of the largest internship programs in Pennsylvania, with over a thousand students from fifty-two disciplines participating annually. More than 1,200 employers have sponsored IUP student interns. 

    The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is situated in a $10 million business complex which opened in January 1996. The college houses teaching-intensive, state-of-the-art technology designed with students in mind.  The Eberly College of Business & IT is proud to provide a program that connects qualified students to companies.