Internships

Department of Business Administration Internships and Co-ops
Applications for registering an internship in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems and Finance are available in the Department of Business Administration – Webb Hall 423.

To qualify for an internship you should be senior standing (90 credits or more), have declared one of the Department of Business Administration majors and have a GPA above the respective major’s minimum.

Please schedule an apppointment with your major’s internship coordinator prior to becoming a senior or wanting to do an internship. Before contacting your major’s internship coordinator, please have the following items prepared:

  • A completed internship application (obtained in department office Webb 423)
  • Professional Quality Resume
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts (Eastern of all other colleges and universities)
  • 250 word statement describing your career goals and interests

    Accounting Program Coordinator
    Dr. Moud Rujoub
    (860) 465-5284
    rujoubm@easternct.edu


    The accounting internship program strives to provide students with an opportunity for intense fieldwork experience. Hands-on training builds upon theoretical foundation of accounting. Students are assigned to private, non-profit or public institutions to further their practical studies in accounting.

    Accounting internships are open to junior and senior accounting students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher at the time of registration.

    Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters and are approximately 14 weeks long. Students are required to work 16 hours per week and submit a paper at the end of the assignment to Dr. RuJoub for ACC 490. Specific workdays are flexible.

    Students receive 6 academic credits for successfully completing the internship. These are non-paid positions.

    Hours: Students are expected to work a total of 224 hours (16 hours per week for 14 weeks). Work schedules should be agreed upon between the host and the intern.

    Business Administration Internship Coordinator
    Karen Crowley, University Assistant (Business)
    (860) 465-4627
    crowleyk@easternct.edu


    The Business Administration Department’s internship program strives to provide students with an opportunity for intensive fieldwork experience. Hands-on training builds upon theoretical foundations of business. Students are assigned to private, non-profit or public institutions in such areas as marketing, management, accounting, personel, finance, manufatoring or government services. Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

    Internships for credit are open to senior business students who have 90 credits at the time of their internship and have maintained the minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher.

    6 credits – unpaid internship (BUS 490 must be taken concurrently)
    3 credits – paid internship/co-op (BUS 490 can be taken within one year after completion)

    For fall or spring internships, students are expected to work a total of 224 hours (16 hours per week for 14 weeks). For summer internships, students are expected to work a total of 220 hours (20 hours per week for 11 weeks).

Scholarships and Financial Aid

    The Department of Business Adminstration offers several scholarships. Please see the department secretary for more information.
    Financial aid based on demonstrated need is available.

    Forms may be obtained by writing:

    Financial Aid Office
    Eastern Connecticut State University
    Wood Support Services Building-1st Floor
    Willimantic, Connecticut 06226-2295
    Phone: (860) 465-5205
    Website: Financial Aid Website
    Email: financialaid@easternct.edu

Internship Program and Options
A number of experiential learning work options are open to students pursuing majors in the Department of Business Administration. Please watch the following video as Karen Crowley [Business University Assistant-Internship Coordinator] explains internship and co-op work experience options available to department students.
Video: Internship Program and Options – Karen Crowley – Internship Coordinator

Contact Karen Crowley: crowleyk@easternct.edu, (860) 465-4627
Contact Dr. Moud Rujoub: siscow@easternct.edu, 860-465-5326
Contact Dr. Alex Citurs: citursa@easternct.edu, 860-465-0077

 

Work Learning Experiences: Internships & Co-ops

Program Requirements:
A formally approved Internship or Co-op experience is required of all Business Administration major students and may be taken as electives by students majoring in Accounting or BIS. All incoming Eastern students starting under the LAC in Fall 2008 and more recent must have a internship or co-op that qualifies as a Liberal Arts Woks experience.
 

Options:

Business Administration Internship Position Option:
The Business Administration Major Internship program consists of students working a total of 224 hours (i.e. 16 hours/week for 14 weeks) during the course of a semester, summer, or interim break at an unpaid position in a career field that relates to their career goal objective. The Department of Business Administration works closely with local and regional businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in lining up a number of different types of positions in a variety of organizations from which to interview and work.

The Business Administration Internship Program is administered by the Department of Business Administration [Webb Hall 423, University Assistant Karen Crowley crowleyk@easternct.edu, (860) 465-4627]. Please feel free to schedule an appointment to discuss any business internship program questions.

Co-op Option:
Paid work positions relating to students’ career objectives are formally called “co-op” positions, which are administrated by the Office of Career Services located in Wood Support Services Building [2nd Floor – Room 239; careers@easternct.edu, (860) 465-4436].

If the paid “co-op” position is to be officially counted towards the Business Administration, Accounting or BIS majors, then close coordination and formal approval is required from the corresponding Department of Business Administration Internship Coordinator as well as that of the Office of Career Services. Feel free to contact the Department of Business Administration Office [Webb Hall 423 (860) 465-4627] with any co-op/internship coordination questions.

Note: Students minoring in BIS, Healthcare Informatics, or Social Informatics that engage in an information systems internship may do a BIS 490 internship and have it substituted as satisfying their major internship requirement such as BUS 490.