College of Business Internships
College of Business students are required to pursue an internship opportunity for academic credit.
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills developed in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable, applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.
*Please note that all internships must be pre-approved. The approval and review process can take several weeks, so please identify your internship site and submit your forms well ahead of the deadline. Additionally, students are unable to register themselves for the internship course, this is done internally.
College of Business Internship Coordinator Information
Dr. Kimberly Johnson,
Chair, Department of Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management
Office: College of Business, T249
The internship deadline for Spring 2024 is Wednesday, November 15th, 2023!
How to Obtain Your Internship: 6 Easy Steps
- Review all internship requirements, if you have questions reach out to the internship coordinator.
- Find an Internship Opportunity
- Complete an Internship Learning Agreement Form, the form can be accessed by clicking the button below.
- Send the Internship Learning Agreement Form to your Internship Site Supervisor for signature and approval
- Send the completed ILA form to the College of Business internship coordinator for approval of learning objectives and final review
- Once the ILA is approved, the Faculty Coordinator will register you for the internship course.
*The mayor’s office is looking for collegiate interns. These internships are unpaid
currently but a
great opportunity. To view the open internship positions & descriptions click the button below.
Additional internship opportunities can be found in Laker Career Zone, through your network of peers, professors or attending career fairs.
Three upper-division credit hours will be earned by pursuing a required internship for academic major credit.
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable, applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.
Completing an Internship
An internship (both credit & non-credit) consists of 150 work hours completed over the course of a semester. Most students typically complete the required time commitment by working 10 to 12 hours per week throughout the term. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements and learning objectives, students must submit a completed Internship Learning Agreement Form to the Faculty Coordinator for approval prior to the end of the terms course registration period to be considered for an official internship.
Note: Your internship hours cannot begin accumulating prior to the beginning of the term in which the internship takes place. If your internship experience should take place over two semesters (i.e., begins in July -- during summer semester -- and concludes in October -- during fall semester), then the Faculty Coordinator will grant you an 'Incomplete' grade for the term in which the internship began; the 'Incomplete' grade will be resolved based-upon the conclusion of the internship and requisite final evaluations that will take place during the ensuing term. This type of arrangement must be presented-to and agreed-upon by the Faculty Coordinator prior to the student’s registration into the internship course.
Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for an internship opportunity:
Complete at least one full semester at Clayton State University
- Earn a minimum 60 credit hours toward your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
- Maintain Good Academic Standing
- Be admitted into one of the five College of Business major programs
- Obtain approval from the faculty coordinator
Internship Spotlight: MSC Industrial Supply
Our corporate partner, MSC has had great success recruiting College of Business students as interns. Read below testimonials from two students who have successfully matriculated through the companies L.E.E.P. program!
"Throughout my time in the L.E.E.P. rotational program with MSC Industrial it has been a remarkable experience. The MSC and CSU L.E.E.P. Program has allowed me to receive hands on training in the field of Supply Chain and Management. While in the program I have been able to amplify my knowledge of logistics as well as expand my communication and leadership skills. However, the program has provided me with so much more than just career knowledge it has given me the opportunity to network and meet some amazing people and build connections that I will have for a lifetime. MSC truly provides you the opportunity to learn and grow from day one and gives you the resources needed to feel welcomed and prepared as you embark on your journey. There are so many gems that the program has provided me with and the knowledge I’ve obtained has helped me to take my skillset to new altitudes and prepared me to be successful going forward in the field of Supply Chain Management."
"I am honored to be a part of the MSC and Clayton State University’s L.E.E.P. internship program in Atlanta. As the first participant in the L.E.E.P. Program, one of my goals was to help structure the program efficiently for all interns that are to come after me. I have learned a great deal from the management team and the associates. As an intern I have a gotten a more in-depth view and hands on experience working in the Atlanta Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC). I do have previous experiences in logistics however, each facility is unique.
As an Intern, I have been given the opportunity train in each department and, I have been afforded the opportunity to make suggestions for operational process improvements in areas of the facility. Through daily conversations with the management team, I have learned the bases behind some of the methods that MSC uses to ensure customer satisfaction. The interaction and guidance from the management team has provided a better understanding of what is required to run a large logistics facility. I appreciate all that I have learned and the opportunity to apply the knowledge through hands-on experience.
I am grateful to the MSC Atlanta CFC team for sharing their professional experiences with me and allowing me the opportunity to apply my studies in Supply Chain Management."