• Provide an experiential learning opportunity in a professional setting where classroom learning can be applied, evaluated, and put in proper perspective.
  • Increase student awareness of how they think, feel, and act in a professional setting and how others in that setting think, feel, and act toward them.
  • Improve students’ work-related proficiencies, such as written and interpersonal communication skills and resume preparation.
  • Provide information and to develop networks that students can use to evaluate their preparation for full-time work, plan their careers, and obtain jobs upon graduation.
  • Increase opportunities for faculty contact with organizations in the community and to increase these organizations’ awareness of the School.
  • Enable employers to identify and train prospective employees without having to make a formal commitment to full-time employment.
  • Provide academic credit for students’ Internship experience.
  • Help defray education expenses.
  • Develop students’ confidence and professionalism.

The Internship Program requires students to be majoring or formally minoring in a School of Business program. For 300 level internships, students must have completed 54 credit hours (junior standing). 200 level internships students must have completed 24 credit hours (sophomore status).

Only one 300 level internship can satisfy major requirements. Any other internship credit goes in the general elective category. The maximum number of business internship credits that can go towards overall degree requirements is 9.

All Business Analytics/Management/Marketing/Sport Management majors need a minimum GPA of 2.33. All Accounting and Finance majors need a minimum GPA of 2.5. All students should check with their advisor to determine eligibility.

For more detailed information, students can visit https://mycampus.maine.edu/group/usm/internship-resources

For more information, contact:

Ben Cates, Internship Coordinator

Phone: (207) 780-4023

Email: benjamin.cates@maine.edu