All Accountancy Internship questions should be directed to Fred Christensen, Accountancy Internship Coordinator, (208)426-1472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying for an internship is easy. Simply log onto Blackboard and check out the Accounting Majors & Minors group. The list of current internships available can be found in the Course Documents section. The list is updated as new internships become available so check back frequently. If any internships sound interesting, pay attention to the following:
- Hours per week
Approximate number of hours per week the company needs an intern. Flexible means the company will work around the intern’s school schedule. If specific fixed hours are required, the hours will be listed.
- Contact Person and Type of Contact
Describes how the company wants you to make contact.
- Application Deadline
Date by which all resumes and attached notes must be submitted to the company for their review.
- Special Qualifications or Considerations
Please read this carefully. The employer and the coordinator try to carefully match the needs of the company with the experience level of the student. If the internship specifies an accounting class or a graduation date requirement, please don’t apply unless you meet the requirement. “Spreadsheet skills”, for example, means you know the basics of using a spreadsheet–you do not generally need to be a power user.
- Duration of the Internship
Some internships are really part-time employment and others are special projects which only last through the duration of the project. From BSU’s perspective, an internship normally lasts one semester. (You only get 3 hours of credit no matter how long you are employed.) After the first semester, the internship simply becomes a part-time job.
- When you get Hired
Internships are competitive. Don’t get discouraged if you are not hired at first. This is a great way to test your resume and interviewing skills. Once you get the job, however, you need to contact the Internship Coordinator to complete the paperwork so that you can receive course credit.
- “After probation period,” reflects the fact that an internship is a job and the company retains the right to “fire” an intern for failure to perform. An intern who is fired will not receive credit for the internship. (This is rare, but it has happened.)
- Please submit a separate resume for each internship application. The internship coordinator does not maintain a file on student resumes.