An internship is a professional entry-level employment position that is related to a student's academic major and career interests. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with a unique opportunity to gain "real world" experience in business fields while pursuing their studies. Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts and theories learned in the classroom to practical situations and problems under the supervision and guidance of a practicing professional.
Information about the internship program can be found on the Career Services web site. Students who are registered with JasonQuest can view current listings of internship opportunities. Students not registered with JasonQuest generally arrange their own internships, subject to approval by the Department Chair and/or the intern advisor.
Since the internship is basically a "practicum," it is given a final grade of either S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Typically, U counts as 0.0 grade points, and an S has no impact on the calculation of the GPA.
For more information, please visit the internship web site for the department in which you are interested. Below is a list of departments in the College of Business that offer internships. Click on the department name to visit their internship page.
Also, please visit the Internship Pensacola internship page for information on internships in the Pensacola area. Internship Pensacola is a joint program between the University of West Florida, the Pensacola Young Professionals, and the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.