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Employer Guidelines

  Marketing majors who are classified as juniors or seniors are eligible to enroll in a sales internship for three hours credit for approved internships.

  The sales internship position must be approved by the Sales Internship Coordinator, Wayne Noll. The employer is asked to prepare a job description on company letterhead to submit for approval.  Responsibilities must be beyond the scope of the "average” part-time or temporary job.

  The internship must be scheduled for a minimum of 10 weeks and 200 job hours during the fall or spring semester or 8 weeks and 160 job hours during the summer. The internship may be either full-time or part-time.

  The sales internship may be either paid or non-paid.  This will be determined by the student and the supervising company.

 The student must submit three monthly progress reports which include information about the company and the sales internship experience to the Sales Internship Coordinator. The supervisor is asked to ensure that the intern has access to the information needed to complete these reports, including:  an analysis of the history of the company; mission, vision, goals and objectives; marketing strategies; competitive analysis; management and leadership styles; human resources practices; the student’s job responsibilities and learning objectives for the sales internship; and other topics.  Company financial information is NOT a required component of the report.

 The supervisor is asked to be available for a midterm visit, either in-person or by phone, with the Sales Internship Coordinator and the intern.

  The supervisor is asked to complete an evaluation of the intern’s performance, which will constitute approximately 50% of the sales internship grade.