Internship Requirements for Winter & Spring 2023
- 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
- You cannot register your own business as an internship for academic credit
- Register and complete the internship course concurrently with the internship
- Retroactive registration for a past experience will not be approved
Winter & Spring 2023 Virtual Internship Information Session
Required for all business majors who want to register their internship for academic credit for Winter or Spring 2023
If you plan to complete an internship for academic credit during Winter Term or Spring Semester 2023, one of your first assignments is 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 email@example.com with further questions.
Winter Term Internship Registration Deadline
Wednesday, January 4 at 5 p.m.
Spring Semester Internship Registration Deadline
Friday, February 3 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!
Student Spotlight: Tate Dahlgren ’23
Minors: Economics and Finance
Internship responsibilities: “The projects I have been working on have been centered around compliance work, as it is international tax’s busy season over the summer. Therefore, I have mostly been doing tax returns over the past few weeks for the six clients I am staffed on. Additionally, Deloitte has a campus/training facility in Westlake, Texas (right outside of Dallas), which we traveled to during the internship! This was mainly for networking and professional training, and it was a great time.”
What I enjoyed most about the experience: “I have been having a great experience so far, mostly because of the people I work with and the fact that I have been able to go into the office five days a week, with the option of working from home Monday and Friday.”
Student Spotlight: Xuan Huynh ’24
Minor: Women, Gender & Sexualities Studies
Internship responsibilities: “I worked within the Retail Channel Optimization group and my summer focus was building a Branch Dashboard in TIBCO Spotfire. The dashboard provides a summary of how a selected branch is performing across 70 key performance indicators. It serves as a tool in discussions related to branch optimization, which refers to analyzing the bank’s branch footprint and identifying potential locations to conduct denovos (openings), consolidations (closes), or 2-in-1 combinations.”
What I enjoyed most about the experience: “Not only was I able to improve my technical skills this summer, but I learned a considerable amount about the banking industry. My supervisor and employee who I worked closely with regularly set aside time to check-in and chat about my work and the bank. The work environment at FNB is inviting, and I appreciate how comfortable I felt asking questions and contributing to meetings.”
Advice for students seeking an internship: “The internship search can be overwhelming. Worry less about finding the perfect internship and focus on getting your foot in the door somewhere and networking. If you are unsure about which career path you want to follow, prioritize learning more about topics that interest you. I cannot emphasize enough how great case competitions are. They are opportunities to experiment in different fields and make for strong talking points in interviews. I also recommend reaching out to alumni, students, and faculty whose work interests you. Meet with them and take notes. Be sure to follow up with a personalized thank you note that shows active listening.”