Course BUS:3100 is the Tippie business internship course that helps you get more out of your internship experience through guided activities you complete online during your time as an intern.
The course is intentionally designed to help you think more deeply about your internship, connect it to your academic interests, and help the experience inform future career decisions.
- It is a 0 semester-hour course that can be taken more than once
- There are no tuition fees associated with course, but allow you to maintain student status
- It is taught by the Careers and Engagement Associate at Tippie College of Business
Registration criteria for BUS:3100
In order to be approved to register for the business internship course (BUS:3100), you must meet the following criteria:
- Internship should follow the guidelines outlined in Tippie's internship guide
- Position is clearly defined and related to your academic coursework and/or professional goals
- Supervised by a professional with expertise and an educational or professional background in the field
- The following types of positions typically do not qualify: retail associate, teller/cashier, independent contractor, brand ambassador, ticket sales, or data entry
- The internship must last for the majority of the academic term in which you are enrolled in BUS:3100
- A company representative must provide you with an official offer letter and Job Description for the position. In order to register for the course, you will need to have those documents ready.
A remote or virtual internship is one in which you do not go to an actual company office to work. Due to the nature of these positions, they generally provide fewer opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, learn about other units at the company, and become familiar with the professional environment. If you are completing either type of internship, please make sure you note that while you are registering for the course.
If you are an international student who will be doing an internship in the U.S., your Visa will require you to gain approval through International Student & Scholar Services for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Please complete the CPT authorization request on your iHawk account, and then discuss your plans with an international student advisor. Please note that while you are registering for the course.
Steps to register for the course
Step 1. Once you check that you meet all eligibility criteria, collect the following details
- Start and end dates of the internship
- Number of hours and which days you will work each week
- Name and address of employer
- Supervisor's name, phone number, and email address
- Type and amount of compensation
- Official offer letter from the employer -- for an explanation, see Internship Course FAQ
Step 2. Complete the BUS:3100 Enrollment Request form using the appropriate link below:
Spring 2024 registration
- Please complete the enrollment request form.
Summer 2024 registration
- Enrollment for Summer 2024 is not yet open.
Step 3. Response to your request
- You will receive a response within a few weeks of submitting the enrollment request form.
- If your request is approved, you will be given registration instructions for MyUI. You must enroll prior to the registration deadline for that academic term.
- If an approval decision cannot be reached based on the form responses, you may be asked to provide additional details.
- If your request is denied, you will receive an explanation and have the opportunity to make a new request if the details of the internship change.
Institute for International Business (IIB) - African Business Innovation Internship
Gain first-hand knowledge of the business environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Network with international business professionals. Acquire and practice the skills of cross-cultural competency and global mindsets. Recognize some of the contemporary macro business issues of globalization. Students can experience all of this and more by participating in this exciting opportunity.
Each student accepted to this program will be assigned to work as a virtual intern at a company owned by a UI Mandela Washington Fellow. Upon being selected, students will be matched by IIB to the Fellow's company based on overlapping interests, in particular industrial sectors or business focus areas, and will have the following responsibilities:
- Provide Fellows and their affiliated companies/institutions with ongoing support in areas such as conducting and interpreting results of customer discovery, defining business models, developing a marketing plan, creating professional networks and social media profiles and plans, conducting market research, building financial models, designing HR procedures, and more.
- Work as a consultant to the chosen company on a particular project under the mentorship of the instructor. This experience has its own section of BUS:3100 (0EXV), for which all undergraduate student interns must register.
- Tippie students receive preference but others will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Students must be juniors or seniors by the fall semester following the summer internship.
- Interns should expect to work an average of 15 hours per week.
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