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Internship Information

Why is it important to have an internship?

An internship provides an opportunity to reinforce what you have learned in the classroom, gain exposure to your field of interest, and explore the professional work environment. Students who participate in an internship experience have a definite advantage, as experience related to your field is very important to future employers. Many students receive permanent job offers as a result of their internship experience.

Who needs it and when?

All students in the College of Business should consider searching for an internship position during their Junior and Senior years. Students are required to find a job that will give them qualified professional experience in their major. Resources are provided on the SFA campus to help students apply for jobs, prepare applications and resumes, and practice interviewing through our Career Services website

Jobs4Jacks is an online database where students can register, upload their resume, and set up appointments for interviews with prospective employers. The Career Services guide to register can be found at

Career Fairs are sponsored on campus events where companies send representatives to campus to meet and network with our students. Students should dress professionally, bring several copies of their resume, and be prepared to interact with company recruiters. Career Fair dates are listed at

Once you are hired for an internship, then what?

Students in the College of Business can receive college credit for their internship experience! Each academic department has an internship coordinator. You will need to contact the internship coordinator for your department AFTER you have officially been hired, but BEFORE you go to work. The coordinator for your department, listed below, will have you fill out paperwork and go over requirements to register for the "Internship" class in order to receive college credit.

Internship Coordinator:

Accounting - Dr. Jack Ethridge

Economics and Finance - Dr. Todd Brown

Business Communication and Legal Studies - Mr. Henry Dunn

Management, Marketing, and International Business - Dr. Marlene Kahla

To view internship information for your department, please follow the appropriate link: