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Internship Requirements

Business internship placements are coordinated by Karen M. Petersen, Director of Business Internships. Placements may be found in all facets of marketing, management, finance, management information systems and international business. Specific placements vary according to individual major(s), concentration(s), and minor(s) as well as geographic preferences. Students may find their own internship placement or work through the connections of Augustana. Typically, students interview at a number of companies to find placements that meet their learning objectives. To apply for a business internship, follow the following steps:

  1. Meet with Karen M. Petersen (309-794-7456) in Evald 312 for an initial meeting to begin the process of internship placement
  2. Meet these minimum qualifications:
    • attain a G.P.A of at least 2.5
    • complete BUSN 301 (Management Concepts), BUSN 321 (Marketing), BUSN 331 (Financial Management)
    • complete at least one upper level course within your concentration
  3. Complete the application package, which includes:
    • Authorization for an Internship form
    • letter of application on your goals for the internship
    • current résumé (send electronically)
    • unofficial transcript (print from WebAdvisor)
    • placement ideas
  4. Contact the Career Development Center (309-794-7339) for advice on your résumé, cover letter, and interviewing skills. Click here to view the staff of the Career Development Center to set up an appointment with one of the individuals.
  5. Receive approval of Department of Business Administration