Employers expect relevant professional experience, and we work hard to pair you with meaningful internships that align with your interests and career goals. Faculty advisors offer guidance, but it is your responsibility to line up internships with employers, who will make an offer directly to you.
The Process

Need Help? 

Ball State University’s Career Center can help you search for internships, review your resume, and provide interview tips and practice.

To participate in an internship that fulfills academic requirements, follow these steps.

  1. Complete the required prerequisite courses.
  2. Search for an internship several months before your ideal start date to give you enough time to find a position that meets your educational objectives and personality.
  3. Ensure the internship meets the required length: 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.
  4. Complete the Internship Application. This will be sent directly to the Faculty Internship Coordinator for your indicated major.
  5. The Faculty Internship Coordinator will review your application, internship plans, oversee the educational aspect of the internship, and assign your final grade. This person will reach out to you with any questions or concerns about your application. (Please keep in mind that internship coordinators are not the same as academic advisors, who guide you through your major and course selection.)
  6. Once your application is approved, the Faculty Internship Coordinator will direct you to register for the associated internship course. NOTE: The internship course must be taken at the same time you are completing the internship experience.

Graduate or MBA Student? 

Internship information for graduate and MBA students can be obtained online or from the Miller College of Business Dean's Office.

Business internships are listed as 300-499 level courses. You are eligible for these courses once you have fulfilled the Miller College admission standards and meet the department-specific prerequisites, listed below.

Internships are also available to non-business students pursing a Miller College minor, or non-business majors pursuing a major that requires a specific 300/400 level course (and have met course prerequisites).

For more information, consult your department’s internship coordinator.

Requirements and Prerequisites

ACC 369: Internship in Accounting 

  • Accounting major
  • Complete Intermediate Accounting 1 (ACC 301)
  • Permission from the accounting internship coordinator

BUSA 369: Internship in Business Administration 

  • Business administration major
  • Permission from the department chairperson or internship coordinator

ECON 369: Internship in Economics

  • Economics majors or minors
  • Second-semester junior or senior standing
  • Complete Intermediate Microeconomics or Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 301 or 302)
  • Permission of the department chairperson

ENT 369: Entrepreneurship Internship

  • Entrepreneurial Management majors only
  • Complete ENT 241
  • Permission of the department chairperson or internship supervisor

FASH 369 and INFM 369: Internship in Fashion

  • Contact the Faculty Internship Coordinator for prerequisite details

FIN 369: Internship in Finance

  • Second-semester junior or senior standing
  • Complete Principles of Finance 1 (FIN 300)
  • Permission of the department chairperson

HOSP 369: Internship in Food or Hospitality Management

  • Hospitality and Food Management majors only
  • Complete Foodservice Sanitation (HOSP 147), Customer Service (HOSP 210), Lodging Management (HOSP 250), and Introduction to Event Management (HOSP 376) or Restaurant Management and Quantity Food Production (HOSP 400)
  • Documented experience of at least 300 hours in a food, event/meeting, or hotel establishment, and an additional 50 hours of customer service either directly or indirectly related to the hospitality industry, and an additional 50 service hours at the Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab.
  • Hours must have been accumulated within the prior 4 years.
  • Documented attendance of internship meeting prior to registering for the course.
  • Permission of HFM internship director or department chairperson

INAD 369: Internship in Apparel Design

  • Complete Draping (FASH 303) and Principles of Marketing (MKG 300)
  • Permission of the department chairperson

INTB 369: Internship in International Business

  • International business majors or minors
  • Permission of the department chairperson or internship coordinator

ISOM 369: Internship in Information Systems and Operations Management

  • Permission of the department chairperson

MBA 699: Internship in Business

  • Miller College of Business students or non-major with permission of the Miller College director of graduate studies

MGT 369: Management Internship

  • Human resource management majors
  • Complete Managing Behavior in Organizations (MGT 300) 
  • Permission from the department chairperson or internship coordinator

MKG 367 or 369: Non-paid Internship in Marketing or Professional Practice in Marketing 

  • Open only to marketing majors or minors.
  • Complete Principles of Marketing (MKG 300)
  • Permission of the department chairperson or internship coordinator

PMGT 369: Property Management Internship

  • Property Management majors
  • Complete ACC 201 (Principles of Financial Accounting 1), HOSP 210 (Customer Service), PMGT 275 (Marketing & Leasing Properties)
  • Permission of the department chairperson or internship coordinator

RMI 369: Internship in Risk Management and Insurance 

  • Permission of the risk management and insurance faculty
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. 
 
    • A & B Mobile Marketing
    • A Fitting Creation, LLC
    • Aegis
    • Always in Stitches
    • Amanda Uprichard
    • Ambassadors for God's Creatures
    • American Eagle Outfitters
    • Arsenal Fitness (Muncie CrossFit)
    • Aspire Indiana Health
    • Australian Gold
    • Backhaul Direct LLC
    • Ball Memorial Hospital
    • Ball State University Athletics Department
    • Ball State University Cru (Campus Crusades for Christ)
    • Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance
    • Ball State University Foundation
    • Ball State University Maplewood Guest House
    • Ball State University Office of Admissions
    • Banana Republic
    • Barrett & Stokely
    • Barstool Sports
    • BGBC Partners, LLP
    • Blue & Co., LLC
    • Blue Water Hospitality Group, LLC
    • BND Commercial
    • Boardable
    • Bob Evans
    • Bookend's Financial Planning
    • Bosak Auto Group (KIA)
    • Bridgepoint Investment Banking
    • BSU Campus Rentals
    • Buckle
    • Burkhart Marketing
    • Cake Bake Shop
    • Carioha/Del Sol
    • CBIZ Somerset
    • CBRE
    • CED
    • Charles Schwab
    • Charmed by TJ
    • CJ Logistics America
    • Classic Services 1, LLC
    • Clifton Larson Allen (CLA)
    • Community Health Systems
    • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Crawford Praxis Consulting
    • Crew Carwash
    • Crowe LLP
    • Cummins Inc
    • Cyclone Social
    • Daniel Stallings Wealth Management
    • Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC
    • DCC Pro Shop
    • DD, Dannar, LLC
    • Disney College Program
    • Don Joy Orthopedics
    • Draper, Inc
    • Echo Global Logistics
    • Edward Jones
    • Edward Rose & Sons
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • Endress + Hauser USA
    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    • Ernst & Young
    • Experis IT

 

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Fastenal
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
  • Finley & Co. Boutique
  • Forest River
  • FORVIS
  • Four Seasons
  • Fresh Prints
  • Gerber Collision & Glass
  • GH Real Estate, LLC
  • Gordon Marketing
  • Graphiant
  • Greenfield Youth Baseball Association
  • Hiffman National
  • Hochadel Roofing
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Hoola Managed I.T.
  • Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Indiana House of Representatives
  • Indiana Members Credit Union
  • Indiana Oxygen
  • Indiana Senate
  • Indiana State Board of Accountants
  • InSource Inc
  • International Marketplace, Indianapolis
  • iTapMenu
  • J. Crew
  • Jackson Systems & Supply
  • Jasper
  • Jaegar-Unitek
  • JG2 Companies
  • Jimmy John's

  • Kandle Dining
  • Kaplan Financial Education
  • Katz, Sapper, & Miller (KSM)
  • Kendra Scott
  • Key Bank
  • Kingdom Collective
  • Kirk's Bike Shop
  • Kohl's
  • Kopf Logistics LLC
  • KPMG
  • Kruggel Lawton & Company, LLC
  • L. M. Henderson & Company
  • LCB Weddings
  • League Joe
  • Luxury Atelier
  • LWG CPA's & Advisors
  • Mathis Media
  • MHG Hotels
  • Mid-City Supply
  • Minnetrista
  • Mito Materials
  • Morgan Properties
  • Muncie Civic Theatre
  • Muncie Mission
  • Muncie Varsity House
  • Murray Cultural Arts Department
  • Nibco
  • Noble Consulting
  • Nordstrom
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NSWC Crane
  • Old Row
  • OneAmerica
  • Onieal & Associates
  • Opal Moon Jewelry
  • Ottenweller Company
  • Parapro
  • Pariah 5K
  • Parkview Health
  • Penske
  • Pepsico
  • Pete's Bar and Grill
  • PGA Tour Superstore
  • Portland Insurance
  • Praxis Consulting
  • Progress Rail
  • Progressive Health Rehabilitation
  • Raybourn Group International
  • Redefinition LLC
  • Resolve Tech
  • Reynolds Farm Equipment
  • Ritz Charles
  • Robertson Insurance Services
  • RSM
  • Sagamore County Club
  • Scotlynn USA Division
  • SDI Innovations
  • Shepherd Insurance, LLC
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Sikich
  • Somerset CPA's & Advisors
  • Sophie's Sweet Delight
  • Spartan Tool, LLC
  • Sponsel CPA Group
  • Spot Freight
  • Starbucks
  • State Farm
  • Stateside Associates
  • Stitch Works
  • Superior Construction
  • The Big Cheeze
  • The McKinley Avenue Agency
  • The Rhein Consulting, LLC
  • Theta Chi Fraternity - Corporate Headquarters
  • Thomas Lawn and Landscape
  • Total Plastics
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Trademark Title, Inc.
  • Trinity Property Consultants
  • Tsetserra Growth Partners
  • Tyler Wealth Management
  • University Village
  • Verso Financial
  • Voss Automotive
  • Warsaw Chemical
  • Weidner Apartment Homes
  • WFYI
  • Whitinger & Company, LLC
  • Wild Feathers
  • Wings Etc.
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • Zimmer Biomet

Interested in Creating an Internship?

Our faculty internship coordinators look forward to speaking with you about the options.
Faculty members who supervise internships approve students who qualify and counsel them on standards of professionalism, ethics, conduct, and appearance. They act as a channel of communication between the student and employer, when necessary. Supervisors also provide evaluation feedback on reports and assign and communicate final grades.
Please keep in mind that the following internship coordinators are not the same as academic advisors, who guide you through major and course selection.

Supervisors

  • master of science in accounting: Jason Stanfield
  • master of business administration: assigned faculty member with director acceptance, begin by talking to Allison Logan.

The Ball State Career Center also lists internships and helps you with preparing for the interview and job expectations

Thanks to our recent industry partners listed below. Please consult with the company website for internship opportunities.

 
    • A & B Mobile Marketing
    • A Fitting Creation, LLC
    • Aegis
    • Always in Stitches
    • Amanda Uprichard
    • Ambassadors for God's Creatures
    • American Eagle Outfitters
    • Arsenal Fitness (Muncie CrossFit)
    • Aspire Indiana Health
    • Australian Gold
    • Backhaul Direct LLC
    • Ball Memorial Hospital
    • Ball State University Athletics Department
    • Ball State University Cru (Campus Crusades for Christ)
    • Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance
    • Ball State University Foundation
    • Ball State University Maplewood Guest House
    • Ball State University Office of Admissions
    • Banana Republic
    • Barrett & Stokely
    • Barstool Sports
    • BGBC Partners, LLP
    • Blue & Co., LLC
    • Blue Water Hospitality Group, LLC
    • BND Commercial
    • Boardable
    • Bob Evans
    • Bookend's Financial Planning
    • Bosak Auto Group (KIA)
    • Bridgepoint Investment Banking
    • BSU Campus Rentals
    • Buckle
    • Burkhart Marketing
    • Cake Bake Shop
    • Carioha/Del Sol
    • CBIZ Somerset
    • CBRE
    • CED
    • Charles Schwab
    • Charmed by TJ
    • CJ Logistics America
    • Classic Services 1, LLC
    • Clifton Larson Allen (CLA)
    • Community Health Systems
    • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Crawford Praxis Consulting
    • Crew Carwash
    • Crowe LLP
    • Cummins Inc
    • Cyclone Social
    • Daniel Stallings Wealth Management
    • Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC
    • DCC Pro Shop
    • DD, Dannar, LLC
    • Disney College Program
    • Don Joy Orthopedics
    • Draper, Inc
    • Echo Global Logistics
    • Edward Jones
    • Edward Rose & Sons
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • Endress + Hauser USA
    • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    • Ernst & Young
    • Experis IT

 

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Fastenal
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
  • Finley & Co. Boutique
  • Forest River
  • FORVIS
  • Four Seasons
  • Fresh Prints
  • Gerber Collision & Glass
  • GH Real Estate, LLC
  • Gordon Marketing
  • Graphiant
  • Greenfield Youth Baseball Association
  • Hiffman National
  • Hochadel Roofing
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Hoola Managed I.T.
  • Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Indiana House of Representatives
  • Indiana Members Credit Union
  • Indiana Oxygen
  • Indiana Senate
  • Indiana State Board of Accountants
  • InSource Inc
  • International Marketplace, Indianapolis
  • iTapMenu
  • J. Crew
  • Jackson Systems & Supply
  • Jasper
  • Jaegar-Unitek
  • JG2 Companies
  • Jimmy John's

  • Kandle Dining
  • Kaplan Financial Education
  • Katz, Sapper, & Miller (KSM)
  • Kendra Scott
  • Key Bank
  • Kingdom Collective
  • Kirk's Bike Shop
  • Kohl's
  • Kopf Logistics LLC
  • KPMG
  • Kruggel Lawton & Company, LLC
  • L. M. Henderson & Company
  • LCB Weddings
  • League Joe
  • Luxury Atelier
  • LWG CPA's & Advisors
  • Mathis Media
  • MHG Hotels
  • Mid-City Supply
  • Minnetrista
  • Mito Materials
  • Morgan Properties
  • Muncie Civic Theatre
  • Muncie Mission
  • Muncie Varsity House
  • Murray Cultural Arts Department
  • Nibco
  • Noble Consulting
  • Nordstrom
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NSWC Crane
  • Old Row
  • OneAmerica
  • Onieal & Associates
  • Opal Moon Jewelry
  • Ottenweller Company
  • Parapro
  • Pariah 5K
  • Parkview Health
  • Penske
  • Pepsico
  • Pete's Bar and Grill
  • PGA Tour Superstore
  • Portland Insurance
  • Praxis Consulting
  • Progress Rail
  • Progressive Health Rehabilitation
  • Raybourn Group International
  • Redefinition LLC
  • Resolve Tech
  • Reynolds Farm Equipment
  • Ritz Charles
  • Robertson Insurance Services
  • RSM
  • Sagamore County Club
  • Scotlynn USA Division
  • SDI Innovations
  • Shepherd Insurance, LLC
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Sikich
  • Somerset CPA's & Advisors
  • Sophie's Sweet Delight
  • Spartan Tool, LLC
  • Sponsel CPA Group
  • Spot Freight
  • Starbucks
  • State Farm
  • Stateside Associates
  • Stitch Works
  • Superior Construction
  • The Big Cheeze
  • The McKinley Avenue Agency
  • The Rhein Consulting, LLC
  • Theta Chi Fraternity - Corporate Headquarters
  • Thomas Lawn and Landscape
  • Total Plastics
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Trademark Title, Inc.
  • Trinity Property Consultants
  • Tsetserra Growth Partners
  • Tyler Wealth Management
  • University Village
  • Verso Financial
  • Voss Automotive
  • Warsaw Chemical
  • Weidner Apartment Homes
  • WFYI
  • Whitinger & Company, LLC
  • Wild Feathers
  • Wings Etc.
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • Zimmer Biomet

Available Internship Support

Starting Summer 2020, the Miller College is pleased to announce an internship support scholarship. Any Miller College of Business major who is completing an internship for credit is eligible to apply.

To apply, complete the internship scholarship application and submit all required documents to the Office of Student Success and Engagement (WB 147) by the following dates:

  • Fall Internship: July 1
  • Spring Internship: November 1
  • Summer Internship: March 1
    • For Summer Internship assistance, students will need to register for the internship when registration opens in mid-to-late March. A decision will not be made until course registration can be verified.

Submitting an application does NOT guarantee an award. Funding amounts will be determined by the available funds and the faculty internship coordinator.

Please contact the Office of Student Success and Engagement in WB 147 or by email at bizadvise@bsu.edu if you have any questions.

Internship Scholarship Application