Internship Information for Bauer Students
The Rockwell Career Center prepares Bauer students for successful transitioning from the academic to the business world. To learn about available internship opportunities, log into Bauer Career Gateway and use the advanced search feature to target internships.
What is an internship and why should I get one?
It is a structured educational experience that incorporates a productive work experience as a regular part of a college student’s curriculum, internships involve the student working in a professional setting under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. See student and employer advantages of internships document to learn more.
What kind of work will not count as an Internship for Credit?
Administrative work like answering phone calls and emails, filing, data entry, cold calling, and other office work will not count as an internship for credit. The work must align with what a student learns in the classroom in their business courses, and if for major credit, in the major coursework. This work should be of the same rigor as what they would learn in a classroom under the supervision of a qualified professional. Note that work that is categorized as an independent contractor is not eligible. The determination of what will count as an internship for credit is at the discretion of Bauer faculty and staff administering the internship for credit courses.
When do I apply for an internship?
The earlier you start, the more time you have to gain experience and see if your chosen profession is really for you. The best way to find an internship is to apply for many. The internship process might be long and tedious, so you want to allow yourself enough time to look and schedule interviews. Rockwell Career Center receives internship listings continually. It’s probably best to begin your internship search the semester prior to your desired placement. Utilize this internship timeline document as a guide to follow during your internship search process.
Internship Academic Credit Information
The internship course is a “registration by permission only” course for junior or senior students with a declared major. Students wishing to enroll in the course must submit the required web form before the deadline to begin the enrollment process. Click here for Internship for Credit Application Steps.
The Value of Interning Abroad
Completing an international internship can give you the experience and confidence you need to pursue your chosen career after college. An international internship stands out on your résumé, gives you an edge in a tough job market, and affords you a valuable global perspective. Interning abroad can also introduce you to different ways of working, giving you more flexibility and greater comfort with diverse points of view as you enter the workforce. Please visit the University of Houston Office of International Studies and Programs to learn about internships and study abroad programs for business students.
For questions regarding the Internship Academic Credit Request process, please contact your RCC career counselor. For Internship Opportunities Abroad, please contact the Office of International Studies.