Student Internship Info

See the Internship Application Packet for full details and forms.

The Anderson College of Business Academic Internship Program serves as a pre-professional bridge between coursework and career, integrating undergraduate and graduate studies with careers in the private, nonprofit or government sectors. At Regis, an academic course taken concurrently with the internship allows students to receive credit toward their graduation requirements. Students majoring in all fields are encouraged to participate in the Academic Internship Program.

We currently offer 3-credit and 0-credit options to students who wish to identify their experiences on their academic transcript.

The three-credit option serves as general elective credits toward your program agreement. This course will require creating student specific learning objectives, completion of assignments with faculty engagement and mid/end-term supervisor evaluations. Students are charged their active program tuition rates for the three credits and will receive a grade for the course.

The zero-credit option requires registering the experience with the Experiential Learning Office (See steps below) and supervisor mid/end-term evaluations. No tuition is charged and the class is listed as a Pass/Fail course on your academic transcript.

All academic interns must complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site during a semester and typically work 10-15 hours per week. University Student Conduct Policies still apply while off-campus.

Deadlines for enrolling academic internship courses are:

  • August 10 for Fall term enrollment
  • December 10 for Spring term enrollment
  • April 10 for Summer term enrollment

Good Practice for all Internships

All internships (for academic credit or not) should:

  • Have a beginning and end
  • Be supervised by an individual with expertise in the internship area
  • Have clearly defined learning objectives related to the student’s professional goals
  • Provide authentic work aligned with the student’s goals, encouraging the student to master skills and develop new competencies
  • Offer a professional opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to real-world issues
  • Include a clearly defined project with tangible deliverables and an appropriate level of challenge. Examples include direct work with clients; conducting research, studies, or surveys; compiling reports; developing and giving presentations; and creating volunteer trainings and handbooks.

Internships should not:

  • Be supervised by a family member
  • Be in the same department as current place of employment
  • Be supervised by the same supervisor as current employer
  • Be unpaid if earning academic credit

See the Internship Application Packet for full details and forms.

STEPS to claiming an academic internship:

  1. Meet with your Advisor - Will the three or zero credit option be best for you and your graduation plans?
  2. Secure an internship position
    • Contact the Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance with your resume and cover letter
    • Use search engines such as CareerLink, indeed.com and wayup.com
    • Watch the Internships bulletin board outside of Clarke Hall, Room 359 and the monthly Experiential Learning Newsletter for ideas and contacts
  3. Submit Internship Application Packet to WELL Center Academic Internship Office by deadlines listed above

See the Internship Application Packet for full details and forms.

Internship Information for Employers

The Anderson College of Business Academic Internship Program serves as a pre-professional bridge between coursework and career, integrating undergraduate and graduate studies with careers in the private, nonprofit or government sectors. At Regis, an academic course taken concurrently with the internship allows students to receive credit toward their graduation requirements. Students majoring in all fields are encouraged to participate in the Academic Internship Program.

Download the Employer Internship Manual

Expectations for the Internship Site and Supervisor

An internship is a supervised, pre-professional learning experience for the student. Its purpose is to integrate classroom learning with practical skill development in a real-world setting. The internship should have a beginning and end, and clearly defined learning objectives related to the student’s professional goals. The student should be acquiring knowledge and skills that will be transferable to other employment settings. Internships may be paid or unpaid. With unpaid internships, the internship must not simply advance the operations of the employer or be work that a regular employee would routinely perform. If you are considering this option, please contact Gina Wilderman, Program Coordinator at gwilderman@regis.edu.

The internship should provide authentic work aligned with the student’s goals, encouraging the student to master skills and develop new competencies. The internship should offer a professional opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to real-world issues. It should allow the student to connect with a specific domain/discipline and develop an understanding of its interdisciplinary connection to the real world. It should include a clearly defined project with tangible deliverables and an appropriate level of challenge. Examples include direct work with clients; conducting research, studies, or surveys; compiling reports; developing and giving presentations; and creating volunteer trainings and handbooks.

An internship site supervisor should have expertise in the internship area. We seek individuals who are interested in coaching and mentoring others. Regular feedback is critical to the success of the students and the site supervisor will play an important role in this regard. As the student gains experience the site supervise will increase their responsibilities in order to provide developmental opportunities. Specific site supervisor responsibilities are outlined in the site conformation form.

Information About Credit-Bearing Internships

In order to earn credit for the internship, students enroll in a zero or three-credit internship course in a related major/minor during their internship semester. This means:

  • Students follow academic guidelines contained in a syllabus and work closely with a Regis professor
  • Students develop clearly defined learning objectives related to their academic and professional growth
  • The internship site supervisor is viewed as a co-educator
  • Students pay tuition for credit-bearing internships and earn a final grade; for unpaid internships, they are covered under the University’s workers’ compensation and general liability policies during the internship semester
  • Interns must complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site during a semester, and typically work 10-15 hours per week. We are unable to approve unpaid internships over 20 hours per week. The Academic Calendar at Regis is as follows: fall semester (late August through early December); spring semester (mid-January through late April); and summer semester (mid-May through mid-August).