Penn State Behrend is committed to providing the highest quality education possible to its students. In support of that commitment, the Black School of Business encourages students to complete at least one internship prior to graduation. A highly marketable candidate might have complete two or three internships prior to graduation.
Internships have many advantages, including the establishment of professional contacts, exploration of career options, valuable work experience, and personal accomplishment. Internships offer students an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a professional environment. Sponsoring organizations also gain from student internships, as they can observe employment prospects on a relatively long-term basis and can accomplish projects that might not be otherwise possible at existing staff levels. Internships can be flexibly structured based on the needs of the sponsoring organization and the student, subject to the Black School of Business Internship Program Guidelines.
Student Internship Information
How to Apply
In order to apply for an internship you must:
- First bring a completed "Registration Drop/Add Form" to the School of Business Office, Burke Center.
- Complete the Internship Proposal. This form can be filled out during the first week on your internship and then brought to the School of Business Office for further processing.
Employer Internship Information
The Black School of Business is happy to assist you with your internship recruiting needs. We work closely with the Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC) by augmenting their recruiting services through social media, promotional materials (as appropriate), and faculty announcements to ensure that your opportunity reaches students who are qualified for these internships. We also request that each Black School of Business student provides a list of faculty member references who can speak to his or her performance. With nine undergraduate degrees, three master's degrees, eight minors, and numerous certificate programs, our students are prepared with a core set of business skills complemented by unique sets of specialized skills.
To get started with the process, please send a job description/qualifications, hourly rate, and time frame for your request to the ACPC and copy in Carrie Payne in the Black School of Business. If you already have a relationship with a specific faculty member, we are happy to assist you both through the recruiting process to further enhance your experience.
Carrie Payne, Black School of Business, firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-898-6686
Courtney Steding, Academic and Career Planning Center, email@example.com, 814-898-6164