The Internship Program provides business students with valuable
work experience, which will enhance their classroom learning. The
internship will provide students with the opportunity to develop
business skills in an actual work setting. Each internship is a
one-term, part-time, three-credit position within a supervised work
environment. Practical application of business practices and
theories is emphasized. This course may be taken only
twice, if eligible. Approval and registration for internship
courses taken for credit must be completed prior to the
commencement of the internship. Requests for retroactive enrollment
in the internship course will not be considered.
- Second semester Junior standing within the Peter J. Tobin
College of Business (minimum of 75 credits completed).
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
- Students will gain hands-on experience, which will supplement
- Students will be exposed to real-life business concepts and
responsibilities. They will have the opportunity to
observe a full range of business applicability of their major and
how these contribute to business success.
- Students will have an opportunity to explore and reaffirm
career goals and objectives.
- Students will gain skills and confidence that will enhance
their appeal to prospective employers upon graduation.
- Students must have completed a minimum of seventy-five (75)
credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in
order to be eligible to participate in the internship program. This
status needs to be verified by the undergraduate Dean's Office in
the Peter J. Tobin College of Business.
- All students who meet the academic requirements must
have their resumes reviewed in the Career Center.
- Students may either develop internship contact information on
their own from Internet or other sources, such as Careerlink.
Eligibility and access is determined by the Internship
Administrator. The students will then mail or fax a copy of their
resume with a cover letter to the contact person at those
companies. It should be business-like, well composed and
- The offer of an internship must be confirmed in writing, on
company letterhead and it must delineate the responsibilities and
tasks that will be assigned to the intern. As an
academic experience for which students earn university credit, the
internship must include assignments within the organization at an
appropriate level. Typing, filing, answering phones, cold calling
and photocopying are NOT tasks for interns. If a problem
arises with respect to assignment of such tasks, this should be
brought to the attention of the internship supervisor
immediately. St. John's University reserves the right to
approve or disapprove of any internship taken for credit that does
not meet these guidelines.
- Each student is required to work a minimum of 135 hours to a
maximum of 160 hours. These internship hours are required to be
spread over the entire term in which credit is earned. Students are
also required to follow the academic class schedule for the
semester they are enrolled; in other words, for insurance
purposes you are not permitted to work when school is not in
- Upon receiving an offer of an internship, students must
register for the actual internship course. This
must be done before the beginning of the
semester in which the internship is to be served. Requests
for retroactive registration for internships will
not be considered.
- It is required that each student attend a minimum of one
seminar a month with the course intructor. Each academic department
is responsible for their internship program.
- A signed Daily Log is to be submitted semi-monthly to the
- Students must maintain a copy of all forms, assignments, etc.
that are submitted to the course instructor during the
Each student is evaluated based on the following:
- Seminar participation
- Class assignment
- A term paper (minimum 10 pages) on a topic related to the
- A supervisor evaluation
- Daily logs
Students will earn a letter grade:
Satisfactory completion of the TCB Internship Program (Marketing
4399, Management 4399, Economics/Finance 4399 or RMI 4399) will
apply towards three credits of major electives.
Satisfactory completion of the TCB Internship Program (Market 4400,
Management 4400 or Economics/ Finance 4400 or RMI 4400)
Comments to Internship Students:
TCB students have established an excellent record over the
years. Sponsoring companies have expressed their satisfaction with
the preparation students have received, their willingness to work
and learn, their enthusiasm and commitment.
Remember: You represent not only yourself, but also the
University. Try to ascertain the nature and scope of the work you
will be asked to perform and all other obligations. Be certain the
internship assignment you have chosen is the right decision for
you. We are here to help, and if you have any questions or problems
during the process, feel free to either call or email the