Internship Information/Management 3000

Thank you for your interest in working with Belmont students. Belmont’s Massey College of Business is committed to extending the boundaries of education through experiential learning gained in “real world” businesses and organizations, which allows Massey students the opportunity to network and practically apply skills learned in the traditional classroom, under a company’s supervision and mentorship.

Belmont University requires that all internships (paid and unpaid) offer to students high quality educational experiences. We only post unpaid internships at the beginning of each semester when students are registering for classes. We will post paid internships, part-time, and full-time jobs any time during the year.  It is the responsibility of the internship site (sponsoring organization) to make certain the company/organization is in compliance with applicable wage and hour laws in operating its internship program. If interns are used as employees, interns are required to earn at least a minimum wage. To review criteria established by federal law for evaluating the difference between interns and employees go to: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN THE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

  • A brief description of the company
  • The intern’s responsibilities
  • Desired candidate qualifications (ex. Junior Accounting major with knowledge of Excel and Access)
  • Compensation (paid or unpaid, if paid, list compensation range
  • Preferred email address to receive applicant resumes
  • Hours student will intern (preferred, required, or flexible)

Please e-mail the job description in a word document or in the body of an email (or an html link just not pdf) to masseycareerdevelopment@belmont.edu. The job description should specify how you would like candidates to apply as well. Once we have that we will post it on our site for students and graduates.  Your position will be posted on a password- protected website accessible to Belmont students. Interested applicant resumes will be sent to the preferred email address you provide. It is then your responsibility to contact applicants for interviews and internships.

REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

Students may only receive course credit during the semester when they intern. Credit is not awarded retroactively. The internship must relate to the student’s educational and/or occupational goals. Employer must be willing to enter the training agreement with Belmont University and complete an evaluation of the intern’s performance at the end of the term. As a University, we follow an academic calendar and therefore the internship must comply with that calendar.

Please note: over the last few semesters, there have been more internship positions than actual interns. Therefore, the more experiential the internship is, the more likely it will be to receive more applications!

If the internship is a recurring position, simply contact the Career Development Center to refresh the posting.

WHAT MAKES AN INTERNSHIP GREAT?

  • A clear and detailed description of the interns’ responsibilities, projects, expectations, etc.
  • At least one significant project in which the student can participate.
  • A setting  which  broadens  experience  and  promotes  increased  understanding  of  business,  self- confidence, maturity and accomplishment.
  • Opportunities to network with industry professionals and learn more about the respective field.

OUR STUDENT INTERNS:

  • Major in one of the following: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems Management, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing, or Social Entrepreneurship.
  • May intern full or part time, in paid or unpaid positions
  • Are typically sophomores, juniors or seniors

Students who accept unpaid internships must be registered for course credit.  If the internship your organization provides is unpaid, please confirm with the student that they have registered with the MCB Career Development Center for credit. Students who accept paid internships are not required to register for course credit, but have the option to earn course credit if desired.

HOW ACADEMIC CREDIT IS APPLIED:

The following includes course credit hours and the corresponding number of hours a student must intern to receive credit for a Fall or Spring 15-week semester:

  • 1 credit hour = minimum 10 hours/week: 150 hours total
  • 2 credit hours = minimum 12 hours/week: 180 hours total
  • 3 credit hours = minimum 15 hours/week: 225 hours total
  • 4 credit hours = minimum 18 hours/week: 270 hours total
  • 5 credit hours = minimum 22 hours/week: 330 hours total
  • 6 credit hours = minimum 30 hours/week: 450 hours total

The following includes course credit hours and the corresponding number of hours a student must intern to receive credit for a Summer 10-week semester:

  • 1 credit hour = minimum 15 hours/week: 150 hours total
  • 2 credit hours = minimum 18 hours/week: 180 hours total
  • 3 credit hours = minimum 22 hours/week: 220 hours total
  • 4 credit hours = minimum 27 hours/week: 270 hours total
  • 5 credit hours = minimum 33 hours/week: 330 hours total
  • 6 credit hours = minimum 40 hours/week: 400 hours total

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the internship site to make certain that it is in compliance with applicable wage and hour laws in operating its internship program. If interns are used as employees, interns are required to earn at least a minimum wage. To review criteria established by federal law for evaluating the difference between interns and employees go to:  http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm

Have questions or would like to discuss further? Contact:

Career Development Center
Massey College of Business
masseycareerdevelopment@belmont.edu                                                                                                                     615-460-6947