Internship Requirements for Fall 2021
- 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
Fall 2021 Internship Information Session
Required for all business majors who want to register their internship for academic credit
If you plan to complete an internship for academic credit during Fall 2021, you are required to view the pre-recorded Business Internship Information Session prior to registering your internship through EJN. You can view the 20-minute recording here. This recording will discuss how to register your internship on the Elon Job Network, as well as review the academic coursework associated with the BUS 3985/ACC 4985 course. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Internship Registration Deadline
Tuesday, August 31 at 5 p.m.
Need assistance searching for 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.
Drop-in hours will also be held in the Porter Family Professional Development Center Monday-Thursday 12-2 p.m. Stop by to get your quick questions answered!
Brett Thompson ’22
KPMG LLP Audit Intern – New York Financial Services
This summer, I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend time as an intern for KPMG in their New York Financial Services audit practice. My experience as an intern thus far has been both engaging and educational. The first week and a half was dedicated to training and orientation, with a focus on the auditing process and the software KPMG uses to complete the necessary procedures.
Since then, I have been completing audit work for three separate clients as a contributing member of an engagement team. These teams vary in size, but usually consist of associates, managers, and partners who all have unique and equally important roles. I work mainly alongside the associates and managers on my teams, who have all been extraordinarily helpful in guiding me through my learning process. As a part of the New York Financial Services audit practice, I am assigned a role as a member of the alternative investments business line, which includes hedge funds and private equity funds. I have spent the majority of my time reviewing and referencing documents related to the investments, contributions and distributions of these firms.
Overall, my internship has been a positive one and I have really enjoyed connecting with the people on my teams. This experience has been a great complement to my education as a student at the Love School of Business and has helped me set a strong foundation on which I can build a successful career.
My advice for students looking to complete an internship in the near future: Prioritize learning over performing and keep an eager and open mind. Also, everyone you work with will appreciate you having a positive attitude.