What is an internship?

An internship is a chance for students to learn new skills, explore career interests, and meet new social and intellectual challenges. 


How to Find an Internship

Internship Requirements for Obtaining Academic Credit

Registering for the Internship Course

Contact Internship Coordinator

 

Internship Leads to Full Time Position



How to Find an Internship

The best internship opportunities are typically sought more than 3 to 6 months in advance of the semester beginning the internship.  Seeking an internship is similar to seeking a real job, and the competition is just as aggressive as it is within the real job market.  Students hold a great deal of responsibility in securing their internship position. Therefore, as a student you must:

Prepare

  • Participate in student organizations, which provide excellent networking opportunities for internships.
  • Attend job and internship Career Fairs through UAB Career Services.
  • Participate in mock interviews and other services provided by Collat Career Services.
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor to help clarify your career interests before seeking internship opportunities
  • Upload your resume to Hire A Blazer (coming soon!) for approval by Collat Career Services
  • Make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator that corresponds to your major.

For appointments, please come prepared to discuss the skills and experiences you seek to develop during an internship, and any research or leads you have pursued for an internship. 

Search

Find internship opportunities offered through UAB Collat School of Business on Hire A Blazer (coming soon!).  To apply to these internships, you must have a completed profile and resume uploaded to Hire A Blazer (coming soon!). 

Students also obtain internships by alternative means such as:

  • Company websites: Many companies post internships only on their own sites.
  • Inquiring within your personal network of friends, family, etc. about internship opportunities
  • Inquiring with employers directly through student career networking events held by student organizations and Collat Career Services.

Be prepared when approaching a company about creating your own internship and be ready to help the company understand the value that each of you would receive.  A written proposal outlining your interests and hopes for the role is the best way to get started.
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Internship Requirements for Obtaining Academic Credit 

  • Approval must be obtained from the internship coordinator prior to the internship.
  • A minimum of 50 working hours for each credit hour must be completed.
  • Student must register for the internship course that corresponds with the course prefix related to the discipline. 
  • Student must successfully complete the course with a passing grade (pass/fail basis). 

The internship course is eligible for 3 hours of academic credit.

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Registering for the Internship Course

The students must complete and submit the following 2 forms to the appropriate Internship Coordinator. Forms must be submitted no later than 3 business days prior to the drop add date for the semester in which the student will be attempting to enroll for the course. Approval must be received from the internship coordinator before the student will be allowed to register for the internship course. Failure to do so will result in the student being denied entry to the course or being administratively withdrawn from the course.

  1. Internship Course Application - To be filled out by the student only.  The student must have earned at least 60 credit hours (junior status) and a 2.o-minimum overall GPA.  The student must also meet the pre-requisite course and/or major GPA requirements as listed in the UAB course catalog to be admitted to the internship course. 
  2. Experience Information Sheet – After completing the form with the assistance of their supervisor, both the student and the supervisor must sign it. 

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Contact

For additional information, contact the internship coordinator for your desired area.

Bunn 125

Michele Bunn
Marketing and Economics
(205) 975-7116
Office: BEC 207-A

Kristen Craig

Kristen Craig
Industrial Distribution
(205) 975-5810
Office: BEC 219-D

Paul Crigler

Paul Crigler
Information Systems and
Management
(205) 934-8816
Office: BEC 317-E

Eddie Nabors

Eddie Nabors
Accounting and
Finance
(205) 934-8894
Office: BEC 309-B
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