Internships and Professional Practice

Internships for students in the Richards College of Business at UWG may be awarded academic credit upon review and approval by the appropriate department chair and the dean or designee.  The basic requirements and procedures for application to the department are listed below. 

Internships for academic credit in the Richards College of Business

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Major status
  • Other pre-requisites may be required by the department for specific internships

The student will work with a professor assigned by the department chair, who (in consultation with the departmental chairperson) will determine the academic requirements, the credit hours and the final grade for the internship.  At a minimum these requirements will typically include the following: (other requirements as assigned)

  • a weekly journal listing all activities;
  • a research paper or project; and
  • an evaluation from the supervisor.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES and INSTRUCTIONS for Obtaining Academic Credit for an Internship
  • Print and complete the following form: Richards College Internship and Experiential Learning Information Form 
  • Obtain a letter and/or an official job description from the employer, describing and verifying the internship employment and signed by a representative of the employer; (Internship credit will not normally be given for a job where the student is employed on an on-going basis.) 
  • Submit the form and the official job description to the appropriate department chairperson who will assign the faculty sponsor, approve the internship and complete the Internship/Independent Study Variable Credit Approval Form;
  • After approval by the department chair, the complete packet of information should be submitted to the Richards College Assistant Dean for review and final approval (Miller Hall, Room 1208);
  • The final step is submitting the credit approval form (signed by the Assistant Dean) to the Registrar's Office to register the internship; To receive academic credit, internships must be registered on or before the last day of drop/add at the beginning of the semester. 

Special Note: All internships with for-profit entities will typically be paid internships, pursuant to U.S. Department of Labor guidelines published in Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Intern compensation  must be at or above minimum wage.