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Internships

Marketing & Management

Why An Internship?

  • Acquire hands-on experience applying classroom knowledge on the job
  • Verify career and degree choice
  • Network with decision makers and business professionals
  • Possibility of permanent employment
  • Provides opportunity for resume building
  • Reduce shock of entering workplace after graduation
  • Possibility of more rapid advancement than non-intern candidates
  • Strengthen graduate school admission application
  • Develop interviewing and job search skills
  • Receive course credit towards degree 
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It opened up so many doors and opportunities for me and lots and lots of networking.
Dila Rosemond, BBA in Management - 2017
Emerson Group summer intern

Internship Postings

Student Inquiry Form

Employer Inquiry Form

Student Guidelines

  • Management and Marketing majors who are classified as juniors or seniors are eligible to enroll in MGT 4395 or MKT 4399 for three (3) hours credit for approved internships. 
  • The internship position must be approved by Mr. Matthew Painter. The postings on our website are pre-approved. If the internship is not posted on our website, the student must submit a job description on company letterhead.
  • Responsibilities must be beyond the scope of the "average” part-time or temporary job.
  • Internship credit is allowed only for students who secure approval for their internship prior to beginning work with their supervising company. 
  • The internship must be scheduled for a minimum of 10 weeks and 200 job hours during the fall or spring semester, or 8 weeks and 160 job hours during the summer. The internship may be either full-time or part-time.
  • It is the intern's responsibility to schedule his or her work hours around the class schedule. Special registration considerations are not provided.
  • Students may enroll in only three (3) additional courses during a fall or spring internship or one (1) additional course each session during a summer internship. 
  • The internship may be either paid or non-paid. This will be determined by the student and the supervising company.
  • The student intern must submit all required reports in a timely manner to the course instructor, Mr. Painter:
  1. Intern Profile
  2. Three Monthly Progress Reports, including: an analysis of the history of the company; mission, vision, goals and objectives; marketing strategies; competitive analysis; management and leadership styles; human resources practices; the students job responsibilities and learning objectives for the internship; and other topics.
  3. Supervisor Evaluation
  • The student intern must attend an orientation session and schedule a midterm visit with Mr. Painter and the intern’s supervisor.
  • The orientation session, intern profile, monthly progress reports, and midterm visit count approximately 50% of the course grade; the supervisor's evaluation counts approximately 50%. 

Employer Guidelines

  • Management and Marketing majors who are classified as juniors or seniors are eligible to enroll in a management or marketing internship for three hours credit for approved internships.

  • The internship position must be approved by the Internship Coordinator. The employer is asked to prepare a job description on company letterhead to submit for approval.  Responsibilities must be beyond the scope of the "average” part-time or temporary job.
  • The internship must be scheduled for a minimum of 10 weeks and 200 job hours during the fall or spring semester or 8 weeks and 160 job hours during the summer. The internship may be either full-time or part-time.
  • The internship may be either paid or non-paid.  This will be determined by the student and the supervising company.
  • The student must submit three monthly progress reports which include information about the company and the internship experience to the Internship Coordinator. The supervisor is asked to ensure that the intern has access to the information needed to complete these reports, including:  an analysis of the history of the company; mission, vision, goals and objectives; marketing strategies; competitive analysis; management and leadership styles; human resources practices; the student’s job responsibilities and learning objectives for the internship; and other topics.  Company financial information is NOT a required component of the report.
  • The supervisor is asked to be available for a midterm visit, either in-person or by phone, with the Internship Coordinator and the intern.
  • The supervisor is asked to complete an evaluation of the intern’s performance, which will constitute approximately 50% of the internship grade.
  • If you have any further questions regarding employer guidelines or hiring an intern, please email the course instructor, Mr. Matthew Painter, at mpainter@txstate.edu.

Internship Course Application Process: Overview

Need More Information?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Internship Coordinator regarding internships.