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If you have any further questions about a business internship, please contact Maureen Bash, 302A Eberly, at 724-357-3820 (phone) or at mbash@iup.edu. Dr. Madan Batra is the collegewide internship coordinator. You may also send him an e-mail at batra@iup.edu 

Am I qualified to do an internship?

To participate in an internship experience, you must be at least a junior and have completed 57 credits. In addition, you must meet departmental requirements regarding GPA and prerequisites.

When can I do an internship?

An internship can be done in Fall, Spring, or Summer.

How many credits will my internship be?

You can do an internship in multiples of three credits. Internships are available for three, six, nine, or twelve credits. Some variation exists at the departmental level.

Am I allowed to take an internship for no credit?

There are no zero-credit internships. You must register for credits when you do an internship.

Are internships paid or unpaid?

Internships may be paid or unpaid. When selecting an internship site, your primary criterion for screening a site should be the quality of the learning experience.

How long does it take to get an internship?

It takes approximately six weeks to locate an internship site. You should try to locate an internship site the semester before you plan to do the internship. If you are looking for a Fall internship, you should make arrangements the previous Spring or Summer. If you are looking for a Spring internship, you should begin preparations in the previous Fall. If you are seeking a Summer internship, you should make arrangements in the Spring.

How much work am I responsible for during an internship?

Forty hours of work must be completed for every credit hour. For a three-credit internship, 120 hours of work in the major area must be completed; for a six-credit internship, 240 hours; for a nine-credit internship, 360 hours; and for a twelve-credit internship, 480 hours. Some variation may exist at the departmental level.

How can I prepare for an internship experience?

Every department has an internship coordinator. For pre-internship counseling and assistance, please contact the departmental internship coordinator. Contact the departmental secretary to find out the name of internship coordinator in your department.

  • 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.