​Business School Internships

​Practice business skills—in a real business setting.

At the School of Business, we're committed to helping you gain practical experience and build your resume through interning. In fact, we strongly encourage you to have one or more internships during your course of study, whether it's done for academic or Passport Program credit.

The Student Internship Fund

The School of Business Student Internship Fund provides high-quality business learning opportunities to undergraduate and MBA students by offering grants to help fund students who are participating in a summer internship. The fund has been made possible by a generous donation from Albert P. Carey, CEO, PepsiCo North America, which has motivated additional donors to contribute and grow the fund. Interested MBA students can apply here. Interested undergraduate students can apply here.

Undergraduate business school internships

By the time you're a junior, you'll want to start choosing from one of the many internship opportunities out there. Whether it's helping a startup get off the ground or finding your place in a Fortune 500 company, you'll get a challenging learning experience in the real world of business. And we'll help you secure it.

Our undergraduate internship class awards you three units of academic credit for working a minimum of 96 hours during a semester. The course is open to seniors with a business, accounting or economics major. If you're a second semester junior business major or senior minor, you can request special permission to do an internship for credit.

You can also complete a not-for-credit internship of your choice at any time in your schooling for Passport Points. Once you complete your business school internship you will be required to complete a School of Business Passport Program: Internship Reflection Form.

Graduate business school internships

Nearly all our full-time graduate students do internships during the summer and many do them during the second year of their program, too. Whether they're working with local nonprofits or global enterprises, our students often turn these valuable opportunities into full-time jobs.

Our graduate internship class awards you three units of credit for a minimum of 120 hours of work during a semester and is open to MBA students who have completed all course prerequisites. (Check out our Graduate Bulletin for more details). The work level must challenge you, enhance your education and allow you to apply your business school classroom knowledge.

Employers can contact USD's Career Services office or email for additional information.

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