As a Kendall Business student, you must complete an intensive three month internship prior to graduation. The purpose of the internship is to provide you with professional training and experience not obtainable in a classroom situation.
Your internship is typically based in Chicago. The nation’s third-largest city provides access to Fortune 500 companies, the Chicago Board of Trade, booming service industry, and a vibrant entrepreneurial environment.
Benefits to Student
- An opportunity to assess one’s abilities and interests in specific business field and industry in general
- Inside exposure to a particular firm without a commitment to permanent employment
- A possible position for permanent employment
- An opportunity to complete a focused project
Before starting an internship, you must be in good academic and financial standing, pass the Professional Development class (BUS 126), and meet with your Career Services Counselor. Internship requires a minimum of 400 hours and must be completed at a Kendall-approved internship site.
Adult students already working within their chosen career may appeal to the Business Dean for an exception to the internship. While the standard is for students to indeed take the BUS203/204 internship courses, upon successful appeal, students may be instead allowed to take MGT410 and MGT420 in lieu of internship.
Your internship performance will be evaluated by your supervisor and based on rating a variety of set factors in both the individual and professional areas.
Academic Credit and Compensation
- The internship must be completed during the course enrollment period.
- Four (4) academic credits are earned upon satisfactory completion of internship requirements.
- Interns are compensated at a rate that is acceptable to the student and the participating firm. Only in special situations will non-paid internship be approved.