An economics internship is a professional learning experience that provides students with an opportunity to apply economic knowledge to “real world” experiences. The internship enables students to become familiar with work that requires the application of economics ideas, concepts and skills, to learn new skills related to economics, and to become familiar with the expectations for work in the professional world.
You must obtain an internship in an organization to provide on-the-job training and applied research experience with professionals in settings appropriate to Economics and student professional interest. A maximum of 6 hours can count toward major. This class must be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and BECAUSE THIS IS A CLASS (ECON 484) – YOU WILL PAY TUITION JUST LIKE ANY OTHER CLASS.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
- Major in Economics
- Completed ECON 202, 203, 323 and one additional ECON or ECMT class
- 2.5 cumulative GPA; 2.5 GPA in Economics course
YOU MUST RECEIVE APPROVAL PRIOR TO YOUR INTERNSHIP START DATE TO RECEIVE CREDIT!
Note: Students must apply for internship course credit before their internship begins. The Department will not approve applications for credit submitted after an internship has already begun.
To see a sample of Internships conducted by undergraduate ECON students in Summer 2017 – Click HERE