Business Internships

College of Business internships, except for those in accounting, are coordinated by a College of Business internship coordinator.

Internships allow students to work in professional environments and apply business course knowledge. With more than 200 Tampa Bay companies expressing interest, there are many internship experiences available.

Internships provide opportunities for students to:
  • Earn academic credit for internships
  • Gain experience in a major
  • Add to resume
  • Preview company for possible employment
  • Begin business network

Student Responsibilities

Undergraduate Requirements 

  • Junior or senior status
  • Must have a cumulative College of Business GPA of 2.25.
  • Completion of internship webinar is required (through Career Services).
  • Foundation course in each discipline must be completed prior to beginning internship.
  • Student is responsible for securing internship and registration.
  • Upon completion of the internship, an evaluation form must be completed by the company/supervisor and students must submit a written report in order to receive a grade.
  • Internships count toward fulfillment of general elective credit only and do not count toward fulfillment of any major requirement (except for entrepreneurship majors).
  • International students must be registered for an internship to work in the United States for pay.

Graduate Requirements

  • Must have a cumulative College of Business GPA of 3.25 and have completed two semesters as a graduate student prior to enrolling for credit.
  • Completion of internship webinar is required (through Career Services).
  • Student is responsible for securing internship and registration.
  • Upon completion of the internship, an evaluation form must be completed by the company/supervisor, and students must submit a written report in order to receive a grade.
  • Internships can count toward the fulfillment of up to two practicum credits.
  • International students must be registered for an internship to work in the United States for pay. International MBA students may register for one credit of internship during a semester to satisfy this requirement.

Additional requirements may apply to internships in each of the College of Business majors.

Opportunities

Accounting 

An accounting internship coordinator coordinates accounting internships.

  • Internship cannot be in the company where the student is employed.
  • Internship of three credits may be used as one elective.
  • Students must have completed two graduate classes with no grade lower than a "B."

Interns in accounting will assist in the recording, measuring and interpreting of financial information. People both inside and outside a business utilize accounting information to better evaluate enterprise operations. All organizations, both large and small, use accounting to make sure they are using resources efficiently, meeting objectives and making plans for increasing profits. Students interested in an accounting internship can find more information on the accounting student Blackboard site.

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems (MIS) is a challenging field of study focused on integrating computer-based information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises. The computer-based information technology is viewed as an instrument for generating, processing and distributing information. While computers are the tool for this field, we equip students to be the real evaluators, creating efficiency and value within organizations.

Business Economics

Business economics is the study of human behavior in the production, exchange and consumption of material goods and services. In a world characterized by scarcity, people must make choices. Interns will assist in decision-making in the context of scarcity. The economics field consists of two areas, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics is the study of consumer behavior, managerial decision-making and public policy. Macroeconomics studies broad issues that are national and international in scope, including interest rates, taxation, economic development and investment. 

Entrepreneurship

New business creation is the source of economic and job growth, and the means by which the economy transforms itself through new technologies, products and services. Interns in entrepreneurship will have the opportunity to work with startup organizations and participate in the dynamic entrepreneurial process, with attention focused on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial mindset, new venture planning, entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurial marketing research and managing and growing a new business venture (internship counts as four credit major elective).

Finance

Finance is the study of the acquisitions and investment of cash for the purpose of enhancing value and wealth. The intern may work in various areas such as public finance, investment, corporate finance and financial institutions and markets. In essence, the intern will learn the art and science of managing money.

International Business

International Business advancements in communications technology, the rapid spread of democracy and free enterprise and the elimination of trade barriers are all events reflecting the global nature of today's economy. They are also factors that increase the value of an international business degree. Interns may assist in the management, marketing and financial advising in companies competing in the global environment. To do this, they will learn all areas of business and will understand cultural, political and economic complexities of operating in diverse markets.

Management

Management is more than planning, delegating, organizing and controlling resources – it is the direction of human effort in all facets of business, industry and government. Interns will begin to develop the skills required to manage business enterprises ethically, with attention to customer and stockholder values, financial returns and employee development and satisfaction.

Marketing

Interns in marketing will participate in varied activities involved in the production, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods, services and ideas that satisfy both consumers and organizational buyers. This involves the analysis of competitive behavior, the development of new products and the management of trading relationships with suppliers, distributors and consumers. Superior marketing management is the backbone of a successful organization and influences the wealth and health of society.


Internships in business were cited by students as one of their most useful college experiences. Listed below are companies that have participated in UT's internship program.

  • ABC
  • Advent Out of Home Media
  • Agile Thought
  • American Red Cross
  • Carr and Associates
  • Catalina Marketing
  • Chantel Hevia & Company
  • Communications Equity Association
  • Concepts in Motion
  • Dean Witter Reynolds Inc.
  • DeSurinaamsche Bank N.V.
  • Deloitte
  • Dominion Financial Group Management, Inc.
  • Dunn & Bradstreet
  • ESPN
  • Eagle Asset Management Inc.
  • Equifax Card Services, Inc.
  • Ernst and Young (EY)
  • First Union Capital Services, Inc.
  • General Electric
  • Graphitarget Company Inc.
  • Home Shipping Network
  • Investment Management & Research, Inc.
  • Jabil Circuit
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MOSI
  • Moffitt Research Center
  • Pension Consulting Alliance
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Prudential Securities
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Staff Management Systems
  • Sunbelt Trading (Southeast), Inc.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tampa Bay International Business Council
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
  • Texaco, Latin America
  • UBS Financial
  • USF Center for Economics
  • Vacation Escape Inc.