Welcome to the DePaul University Management Internship Program.
We are pleased to have you consider an internship as a unique opportunity for job enrichment and as an elective course (MGT 393/793) toward your degree here at DePaul University. The internship can enhance your opportunity to gain further experience, advancement and make an excellent addition to your resume. Employers view internships favorably for a variety of reasons, including motivation by the student employee, demonstration of work ethic, and commitment to learning relevant knowledge. The internship can be at your place of employment or can be a formal internship experience. Should you currently be unemployed, positions are available as a result of many local corporations seeking DePaul interns. Students should check on the websites of either the undergraduate or graduate Career Centers. Also, internship fairs are held at DePaul several times a year. There are many other internship opportunities available through the Program Coordinator.
The Management Department internship is available all quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
ADVANTAGES OF INTERNSHIPS
- Gain valuable work experience.
- Earn money to assist/defray academic and living expenses. Most internships are paid, but unpaid internships (usually volunteer opportunities at nonprofit organizations) are also available.
- Build a more impressive resume for future job opportunities and career development.
- Apply your discipline study/knowledge at your workplace.
- Earn credit hours toward your graduation requirements.
- Work duration is a minimum 100 hours per quarter. Under some circumstances, this may extend over two quarters.
- Complete Basic Application. See Program Coordinator for application.
Formulate three or four learning objectives relating to management. After the student, program coordinator, and site supervisor (employer) sign off, a permit to register will be issued. Registration is ongoing and does not follow regular registration deadline of the College/Graduate School.
- Registration is in person in the College/Graduate School office.
Complete Work Experience Training Agreement (Employer/Intern/Coordinator).
- Maintain Student Weekly Journal.
- Student Self-Evaluation Form. Completed by student at conclusion of internship.
- Employer Evaluation of Student Form. Completed by sponsoring employer.
- At the end of the internship, you must complete a paper with recommendations for continued improvement and reflections on management learning.
Undergrad students may use Management 393 as a major course, a business elective, or to fulfill the ISP 250 course requirement.Junior Year Experiential Learning.
Graduate students can use Management 793 towards their management major or as a business elective.
Finally, there are no quizzes or exams. Undergraduates are required to attend two meetings. This is a requirement of the University internship program. Graduate students are not required to attend such meetings.
For additional information: Dr. Helen LaVan, Program Coordinator
Room 7037 (312-362-8539)