Internship Requirements

Accounting
Must be fifth semester standing minimum and have completed Business core courses.
Supervisor: Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, 814-898-6438

Biology
Students often take aspects of their internships and continue them as research projects.
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Barney or any full-time Biology faculty member, 814-898-7133

Business Economics/Economics
Must be fifth semester standing minimum and completed Econ 002, Econ 004, Business core courses
Supervisor: Dr. Greg Filbeck, 814-898-6549, or any Economics faculty member

Chemistry
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Ms. Tracy Halmi, 814-898-6045

Communication and Media Studies
Must be fifth semester standing minimum; although communication faculty prefer you complete during the summer between your junior/senior years or during your senior year.
Supervisor: Dr. Rod Troester, 814-898-6442

Computer Engineering
If the internship experience is during the academic year, you agree to: 1) work no more than fifteen (15) hours/week and 2) take no more than 15 credits including the internship course. The experience must be approved by the co-op or internship coordinator before or at the start of the assignment. This includes a statement of intended work along with the supervisor's approval. Must be engineering activities. No drafting, lab technical support, data entry, sourcing, etc.
Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Hemminger, 814-898-6988
Internship program: Dr. Wen-Li Wang, 814-898-6386
For more information, please review the complete listing of Co-Op and Internship Requirements.

Computer Science
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Dr. Chris Coulston, 814-898-6988

Creative Writing
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Noyes, 814-898-6209

Economics
ECON 002 and ECON 004 successfully completed.

Education
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: A faculty member within your designated major; ex. History, English, Bio, etc.

English
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Craig Warren, 814-898-6445, or any English faculty member.

Electrical Engineering
If the internship experience is during the academic year, you agree to: 1) work no more than fifteen (15) hours/week and 2) take no more than 15 credits including the internship course. The experience must be approved by the co-op or internship coordinator before or at the start of the assignment. This includes a statement of intended work along with the supervisor's approval. Must be engineering activities. No drafting, lab technical support, data entry, sourcing, etc.
Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Hemminger, 814-898-6479
Internship program: Dr. Wen-Li Wang, 814-898-6386​
For more information, please review the complete listing of Co-Op and Internship Requirements.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
See Engineering Technology Handbook for requirements.
Supervisor: Dr. David Loker, 814-898-6478

Finance
Must be fifth semester standing minimum and have completed Finance 301 and Business core courses.
Supervisor: Dr. Greg Filbeck, 814-898-6549 or any Finance faculty member.

General Arts and Sciences (GAS)
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Joshua Shaw, 814-898-6444, or any faculty member within the field you are interning.

History
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Leigh Ann Bedal, 814-898-6821

International Business
Must be fifth semester standing minimum and have completed Business core courses. Successful completion of ECON 002 and ECON 004. Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher. For some internships, completion of additional coursework may be required as a prerequisite. Students with a GPA below 2.5 must receive a special exception from the program chair to be eligible for internship credits. No more than three internship credits may be applied to fulfill graduation requirements without special exception. Either successful completion (final grade of "C" or higher) OR concurrent enrollment in one or more international business classes (e.g., ECON 470, FIN 407, MGMT 461, MKTG 445). Depending on field of internship, the credits will likely be with your other major.
Supervisor:  Dr. Diane Parente, 814-898-6436

Project and Supply Chain Management
Must be fifth semester standing minimum., 2.5 GPA, and have completed Management 300 and one other upper level management course.
Supervisor: Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, 814-898-6438

Marketing
Must be fifth semester standing minimum, 2.5 GPA, and have completed Marketing 342. Presentation required.
Supervisor: Dr. Ray Venkataraman, 814-898-6438

Mathematics
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Rutter​, 814-898-6272

MBA
Supervisor: Dr. John Fizel, 814-898-6323

MIS
Must be fifth semester standing minimum and have completed MIS 430, internship required for major. Presentation required.
Paper is to be written according to MISBD syllabus requirements.
Supervisor: Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, 814-898-6438

Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor: Dr. William Lasher, 814-898-6391

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Supervisor: Mr. Edward Evans, 814-898-6138

Physics
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Wittmershaus, 814-898-6476, or any Physics faculty member.

Plastics Engineering Technology
Supervisor: Mr. Bradley Johnson, 814-898-6148

Psychology
Must be fifth semester standing minimum, 3.0 psychology GPA, 2.5 overall GPA, have completed Psy 002, Psy 015 and received approval of the site.
Supervisor: Dr. Charisse Nixon, 814-898-6041

Political Science
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Speel, 814-898-6206, or any full-time Political Science faculty member

Science
Must be fifth semester standing minimum.
Supervisor: Dr. Anthony Foyle, 814-898-6277

Software Engineering
If the internship experience is during the academic year, you agree to: 1) work no more than fifteen (15) hours/week and 2) take no more than 15 credits including the internship course. The experience must be approved by the co-op or internship coordinator before or at the start of the assignment. This includes a statement of intended work along with the supervisor's approval. Must be engineering activities. No drafting, lab technical support, data entry, sourcing, etc.
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Coulston, 814-898-6988
Internship program: Dr. Wen-Li Wang, 814-898-6386
For more information please review the complete listing of Co-Op and Internship Requirements.