Internship Program Overview​

"This summer, I had the opportunity to intern at Strategic Business Insights, a global consulting and research firm that focuses on identifying opportunities based on emerging technologies and market insights. I gained invaluable experience and was extremely grateful to be offered a position with the company during the following fall semester."— Colton Heckerl, Sales Intern, Strategic Business Insights

All business majors at Menlo College are required to complete a 6-unit internship during their senior year. Juniors and seniors also have the opportunity to complete an additional 3-unit elective internship at a different organization. Business students can complete internships in the following general areas: finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management, sports management, international management, entrepreneurship, real estate, and general management. Psychology majors are also strongly encouraged to complete a for-credit internship before they graduate. Below are the timelines and program requirements for required and elective internships. Specific internship dates each semester align with the internship seminar that all students must attend while completing their field experience.

Credit OptionsTime FrameHours on SiteAcademic Standing
3 unitsSpring200 hours
(approximately 2 days/week over 14 weeks)
Junior or Senior
6 unitsSummer400 hours
(40 hours/week for 10 weeks)
Rising Senior
6 unitsFall and Spring400 hours
(approximately 2 days/week over 8 months)
Senior

Upcoming Internship Dates

  • August 25 – December 5, 2014: Fall 2014 Internships
  • October 7, 2014: Internship Information Meeting (5-6 pm)
  • October 8, 2014: Internship Information Meeting (12-1 pm)
  • October 10, 2014: Internship Information Meeting (9-10 am)
  • October 13, 2014: Resume / Cover Letter Workshop (5-6pm)
  • October 14, 2014: International Student Internship Information Meeting (5-6:30 pm)
  • October 15, 2014: International Student Internship Information Meeting (1-2:30 pm)
  • October 15, 2014: Resume / Cover Letter Workshop (12-1 pm)
  • October 17, 2014: Interviewing Workshop (12-1pm)
  • October 20, 2014: Interviewing Workshop (5-6 pm)
  • October 21, 2014: Networking Workshop (1-2 pm)
  • November 4, 2014: Dress for Success Workshop (5-6 pm)
  • November 5, 2014: Dress for Success Workshop (12-1 pm)
  • November 5, 2014: Networking Workshop (5-6 pm)
  • December 5, 2014: Deadline to confirm Spring 2015 internship
  • January 12 – May 1, 2015: Spring 2015 Internships
  • April 10, 2015: Deadline to confirm Summer 2015 internship
  • May 18-July 24, 2015:  Summer 2015 Internships - Session 1
  • June 8-August 14, 2015: Summer 2015 Internships – Session 2