There are two types of internships in the Coggin College of Business, academic and non-academic internships. Each is explained below. For both types of internships, it is the student's responsibility to find and secure their own internships. Students can visit Osprey CareerLink to search for opportunities or schedule an appointment with the Career Management Center to discuss additional search strategies.
Students may be able to receive academic credit for an internship that is directly related to their major. Each major has different criteria for what is required in order for the student to receive credit for the internship. There are varying different criteria, guidelines and procedures based upon the internship in which you are applying for. Please read over the specific guidelines for your respective internship. With a few minor exceptions, all academic internships must be paid.
Non-academic internships are essentially the same experience as an academic internship but without the academic credit component. Students do not receive academic credit, nor are they required to work with an internship coordinator or academic advisor for approval. The internship timeline, pay and internship job requirements are all determined by the student and the employer.
The UNF Coggin College of Business is an excellent place for employers to recruit new employees. Our students can offer employers not only an excellent foundation of knowledge, understanding, and insight gained from UNF's outstanding academic programs, but also bring a wide range of skills, abilities, and values to enhance and contribute to their careers as well as lifelong professional development.
If you would like to offer an academic internship that will enable a student to gain valuable real-world experience and earn academic credit towards their major, please review the applicable academic internship guides above. The guides outline the criteria that is required for a position to qualify as an academic internship experience. It is important to note that ALL CCB majors require that their internship be paid in order for the student to receive credit.
While there are no “formal” requirements for non-academic internships, you might find the following information for “typical” internships helpful in structuring your internship
Organizations offering unpaid internships are welcome to advertise their position(s) to CCB students using Career Wings and other recruitment methods. However, it is the organizations responsibility to ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. This US Department of Labor Fact Sheet may provide some useful information.
The most effective way to get the word out about your available positions is to post for free in our online jobs database called Osprey CareerLink. Our listings are accessible by UNF students and alumni 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information and instructions on how to use Career Wings, visit our Posting Positions page.
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