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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. IUP conducts one of the largest internship programs in Pennsylvania, with over 1,000 students from fifty-two disciplines participating annually. More than 1,200 employers have sponsored IUP student interns.

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Internship Program

The Eberly College of Business 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. Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has one of the largest business internship programs in Western Pennsylvania, with more than one hundred students completing internships at numerous sites each year. These students cover several areas of study, including accounting, finance, general management, small business/entrepreneurship, human resource management, operations management, office systems, marketing, and management information systems.

Employer Benefits

As a sponsor of student interns, an employer looks forward to a year-round source of highly motivated preprofessionals, often with specialized academic training in business. Internships give employers a special staff for short-term projects or long-term ongoing operations, with scheduling during all parts of the year to meet their needs. Business internships give employers a flexible, cost-effective work force not requiring a long-term commitment and freeing permanent professional staff for alternative work. Employers receive a chance to preview the performance of strong candidates for future employment in a variety of job settings.

University Benefits

By taking part in internship programs, employers also assist universities and colleges by providing linkages to the business community—contact that is important if academic institutions are to respond to the needs of business. In return, employers are asked to monitor, guide, and supervise their student interns while utilizing their career-related skills and promoting professional development.

Student Benefits

Internships offer many benefits to students. Internships offer career exploration opportunities in a variety of fields and provide a hands-on experience. Students who complete internships are more marketable and may sometimes even be led into a permanent job. A student intern also has the chance to develop good references and has the opportunity for networking. These work experiences are closely monitored by university supervisors who consult with on-site supervisors. Students may, depending on the department, earn three, six, nine, or twelve academic credits for their internship experience.

Calendar Options

Depending on employer's incentives and stipend, our students have pursued internships throughout the year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Employer Responsibilities

Employers are expected to orient students to their role and responsibilities and to policies and procedures; to assign varied responsibilities that utilize career-related skills and promote student's professional development; and to monitor, guide, supervise, and evaluate job performance of student interns.

  • Eberly College Career Placement and Internship Office
  • Eberly College, Room 302
    664 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3820
  • Fax: 724-357-4785
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.