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For-Credit Internship Process

Prerequisites | Internship Criteria | Steps to Registration | International Students | Key Contacts | Locating an Internship

Summer 2017 Registration Deadline: May 26

Fall 2017 Registration Deadline: September 11

Spring 2018 Registration Deadline: January 29


Prerequisites

All students who wish to register for a Kogod internship for credit must have completed:

  • 12 credits in business

  • The first 300-level core business class in the area of the internship (i.e. MKTG-300 Principles of Marketing would be the prerequisite 300-level course for a marketing internship)

  • Students entering Kogod in Fall 2016 or later must complete KSB-211

 

Internship Criteria

(set by AU Academic Regulations)

The table below illustrates the earned credits associated with the required minimum interned hours. While the table includes the average weekly interned hours associated with earned credits, students, with the permission of their instructors, may vary their schedule hours as long as they meet the total minimum requirement by the end of the semester or term. Students who elect to work in excess of the minimum for fewer academic credit hours should consult their academic advisor.

Earned Credits/Minimum Hours Interned
Earned Credits 1 2 3
Minimum total hours interned required by end of term 70 140 210
Average number of hours interned weekly over 14 weeks 5 10 15
  • For-credit internships must be in an office. No for-credit internships will be approved that are in a home office.

  • Internships will be validated as substantive (less than 15% administrative work) and relevant by your Faculty Advisor.

 

Steps to Registration

  • Fill out and print page 3 and 4 of the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Internship Form.

  • Obtain your Academic Advisor's signature verifying that you have your pre-requisites completed.

  • Set up a meeting with the Faculty Advisor and bring the completed pages 3 and 4 of this internship packet to this meeting. (During the meeting you will discuss your internship and the associated assignments.)

  • Bring your completed, signed paperwork to KSB 106 for the final registration.

 

International Students

Check the appropriate visa box and have your ISSS representative sign the form before meeting with your Academic Advisor.

Key Contacts

Academic Advisors

Faculty Advisors

  • Accounting: Emily Lindsay, CPA, KSB 14, (202) 885-1902
  • Entertainment: John Simson, KSB 227, (202) 885-6865
  • Finance: Catalin Stefanescu, KSB T48, (202) 885-1921
  • Information Systems: Dr. Richard Gibson, KSB 24, (202) 885-2735
  • Int'l Business: Bob Sicina, KSB 223, (202) 885-1858
  • ITEC: Dr. Richard Gibson, KSB 24, (202) 885-2735
  • Management: Dr. Alex Mislin, KSB 211, (202) 885-1919
  • Marketing:
    • Summer - Mike Carberry, KSB 28, (202) 885-1934
    • Fall - Dr. Jack Swasy, KSB 23, (202) 885-1974

 

Locating an Internship

For information on internships currently available, how to secure an internship, general internship resources and an overview on sites where Kogod students have done internships, please go to CareerSource at kogod.american.edu/kccd or schedule a meeting with a Career Management Advisor.