Internship Requirements for Summer 2020

  • Cumulative GPA is at least a 2.0; and in good academic standing
  • Work a minimum of 80 hours per enrolled credit hour
  • Work a minimum of four weeks; more hours are encouraged
  • Engage in a new experience (not previous employment)
  • Supervisor cannot be a relative or friend
  • Register and complete the internship course concurrently with the internship
    • Retroactive registration for a past experience will not be approved

Due to COVID-19 and the extenuating circumstances, the Love School of Business is revising the current remote work policy to assist students in meeting their internship academic requirement. The LSB has provided the following options for students who are completing an internship during Summer 2020:

Traditional, On-site Internship (most preferred): Students may complete a traditional on-site internship if an employer is willing to allow a student to work on-site. The requirements of a traditional internship are outlined on the Porter Center website.

Virtual/Remote Internship: If an employer is unwilling to accommodate an on-site internship due to COVID-19 concerns, then students may gain approval to work virtually/remotely from the Director of Internships on a case-by-case basis. The requirements for a virtual internship will be determined in conjunction with the expectations of the employer. The syllabus and assignments for BUS 381/ACC 481 will be tailored for students completing a virtual internship.

On-campus: Students may complete an on-campus internship experience with an administrative or academic unit that is related to their field of study. The student must apply and receive approval from the unit for this experience. The requirements of an on-campus internship would be the same as a traditional off-campus internship.

Internship Registration Deadlines

Summer 2020

Internship Registration Deadline:

  • Thursday, May 28

Need Assistance Finding an Internship?

If you would like help finding an internship, please contact the Porter Family Professional Development Center at 336.278.6064 or make an appointment with a career advisor through EJN.

  • Bring a hard copy of your resume (a resume draft is acceptable)
  • Bring a list of opportunities that interest you from the Elon Job Network (EJN) or other sources – internship postings, company information sessions, events, etc.

Student Spotlight

Name: Will Leathers ’21headshot of Will Leathers

Major: Finance

Minor: Sports Management

Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut

Campus Involvement: On campus, I am a manager for the intramural department for Campus Recreation and Wellness, philanthropy chair for my fraternity, and executive member of the Elon Club Baseball team

Advice for current students seeking employment: A piece of advice I have for students would be to actively reach out and seek connections. For me, both of the internships that I received have come from established connections prior to applying. During the application process, I was able to have someone inside the company/organization recommending me because they knew what kind of worker and student I was.

Internships: This January, I was able to intern with the Pan-Mass Challenge Organization, a non-profit that has raised $717 million in the last 40 years for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. This was a great experience where I was able to work with several different fields and have the opportunity to learn what it takes to run a non-profit organization. Some of these fields included working with logistics, accounting, operations, sponsorship and event management. All of these were extremely important for my own personal learning, but also preparing for the organizations second biggest event of the year that raised around $800k for DFCI, which was a cycling event at Fenway Park with almost 1100 riders, 100 volunteers, and several speakers, instructors, and vendors. A second internship that I have acquired, and am looking forward to, will be my work for John Hancock/Manulife with their Accounting Department in Boston where I will be able to work with the Management Reporting and Analysis team.