Our students bring fresh perspective, technological savvy, and energy to your operation. Many companies employ interns for specific projects (analysis, research, marketing, operational, etc.), and it’s a great way to identify candidates for future full-time positions.
Unpaid internships are acceptable, but we suggest you offer students a fair salary during the internship period. Tung Liu
, our faculty internship coordinator, is happy to discuss compensation options with you. If you’re offering an unpaid internship, please make every effort to offer a high-quality experience.
We will work with you and the intern to agree on the duration of the internship to determine the amount of academic credit. When possible, internship length will conform to a Ball State semester.
The length of any internship varies based on your needs, but internships typically take place during the summer, spring, and fall semesters. Opportunities during the spring and fall tend to be either part time (10-30 hours each week) or full time (40 hours each week), while summer internships are often full time.
If you establish an internship with us, you will:
- Provide the intern with carefully planned, varied assignments that enhance the educational experience.
- Prepare a written job description (also referred to as a learning agreement).
- Supervise the intern's work in a manner that gives value to the learning experience.
- Explain work rules and standards of conduct to the intern.
- Evaluate the intern's work and discuss the results with him or her.
- Furnish reports, in a timely manner, that evaluate the intern’s ability, attitude, and performance and offer suggestions to improve the internship.
Interested in Creating and Internship?
Internship coordinator Tung Liu
looks forward to reviewing the options with you.