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Services Marketing Internships

Student Guidelines

  • Marketing majors with a services concentration who are classified as juniors or seniors are eligible to enroll in MKT 4393 for three hours credit for approved services internships.
  • Students interested in a services internship should fill out the internship inquiry form, and have it sent to Dr. Raymond Fisk, services internship coordinator. He can also be reached by email at ray.fisk@txstate.edu if you should have any questions on internships. 
  • The services internship position must be approved by Dr. Fisk.  The postings on our website are pre-approved. If the services internship is not posted on our website, the student must submit a job description on company letterhead.  Responsibilities must be beyond the scope of the "average” part-time or temporary job.  Internship credit is allowed only for students who secure approval for their internship prior to beginning work with their supervising company.  
  • The services 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 services internship may be either full-time or part-time.
  • Once the internship is approved by Dr. Fisk, students will then be instructed to email the administrative assistant in the marketing department, the approval email from Dr. Fisk. The administrative assistant will then give you an override into the services internship class, enabling you to register for the course.  
  • It is the intern's responsibility to schedule his or her work hours around the class schedule.  Special registration considerations are not provided.
  • Students may enroll in only three additional courses or 9 hours during a fall or spring internship or one additional course each session during a summer internship. 
  • The services internship may be either paid or non-paid. This will be determined by the student and the supervising company.

The student intern must submit all required reports in a timely manner to Dr. Fisk:

  • Services Intern Profile
  • Three Monthly Progress 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 students job responsibilities and learning objectives for the internship; and other topics.
  • Supervisor Evaluation
  •  The student intern must attend an orientation session and schedule a midterm visit with Dr. Fisk and the intern’s supervisor.

The orientation session, services intern profile, monthly progress reports, and midterm visit count approximately 50% of the course grade; and the supervisor's evaluation counts approximately 50%.
 

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 services internship position must be approved by the Services Internship Coordinator, Dr. Ray Fisk . 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 services 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 services internship experience to the Services 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 Services 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.

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