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Business and Economics Internships

An internship is a unique academic opportunity that allows students to step out of the classroom and gain relevant real-world experience in a professional in a professional setting. Through these opportunities, students not only learn valuable skills but also make connections that can lead to full-time jobs. All students in the School of Business and Economics are encourage to participate in at least one internship during their time at CUA regardless of receiving academic credit.

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Earning Academic Credit for an Internship

Undergraduate students with a major or minor within the School of Business and Economics are eligible to enroll in ACCT 495A, ECON 495A, FIN 495A, MGT 495A, or MKT 495A and students who have a declared minor or specialization in Sports Management are eligible to enroll in MGT 495B.

To begin the process of securing academic credit for an internship, students should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Undergraduate student majoring or minoring in the School of Business and Economics*
  • Rising junior or senior standing (minimum 60 credits completed)
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (Individual SBE departments and employers may require a higher GPA)
  • No prior enrollment in any internship course

*Students minoring in a business and economics discipline must have already completed half of the courses required for completion of the minor before registering for any internship course.

Requirements to receive academic credit for you internship:

The student must be working at the internship site during the semester (or summer session) when credit is awarded, academic credit for internship cannot be given retroactively. The same registration deadlines apply as for all other courses in the given semester or summer term.

Internships for academic credit must involve at least 150 hours of work over the course of the semester (or summer session). Students must complete the internship coursework in addition to the internship in order to gain course credit. This may include either in-person or online class sessions, certain assignments, evaluations, and a term paper.

Internship Form: To receive academic credit students should complete the application for internship course registration form, found here. Complete the entire form along with the appropriate signatures and submit the form to the Advising Office, McMahon 314. After student’s permission has been set in Cardinal Station they will be notified to register for the course using Cardinal Station.

What Students Say about Their Internships

"The thing I love most about my internship is working in a field that I love. ..."

Patrick Pfaff, Washington Redskins
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"Some of the skills I have learned here will transfer back to my studies at CUA, particularly the strong work ethic I have picked up being in the fast paced environment of a trading floor. ..."

Gabriel Mariani, ConvergeEx Group
> Read more about Gabriel's internship



"I'm getting the opportunity to apply many of the concepts I have learned in my accounting classes to real life scenarios. ..."

Andrew Kueppers – The Catholic Community Foundation
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"I learned how this company benefits or suffers on a global level when factoring real life things, such as the weather this past year..."

Jaclyn Luttinger, Ridgewood Energy Corporation
> Read more about Jaclyn's internship


"I have grown in many ways from my internship with PwC ... through building a strong, professional network with fellow PwC employees and interns from offices all over the country..."

Michael Beatson, PricewaterhouseCoopers
> Read more about Michael's internship

Student Profile


Through Catholic University, I got a paid internship in the human resources department of a law firm in Metro Center. I’ve been able to apply all that I have been learning in my business classes to experiences at my internship.Jenny McGann


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