The relationship between the academic world and the business
community is a vital one. The Internship Program of the Peter J.
Tobin College of Business (TCB) at St. John's University is an
important link in this relationship.
The Internship Program provides business students with valuable
work experience, which will enhance their classroom learning.
Additionally, the Internship Program affords the
College further opportunity for evaluating the efficacy of the
curriculum in preparing graduates for success in
TCB offers internships to students enrolled in our undergraduate
programs with a GPA of 2.75 and higher. This program provides
students with the opportunity to develop skills outside the
classroom in an actual work setting. Internships are for one term,
are part-time and are credit bearing, along with the possibility of
compensation (at the discretion of the company).
Interns must be supervised and reviewed. The application of the
principles and theories of a specific business discipline is
emphasized. Students are covered by the University’s insurance
policy during school working hours.
- Students will gain hands-on
experience, which supplements classroom learning.
- Students will be exposed to
real-life business concepts and responsibilities, have the
opportunity to observe full range roles in their major and how
these roles contribute to business success.
- Students will have an opportunity
to explore and reaffirm career goals and objectives.
- Students will gain skills and
confidence enhancing their appeal to prospective employers upon
To participate in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Internship Program, companies must agree to the following:
- Provide Internship Administrator
with a job description outlining the intern’s duties,
responsibilities and requirements.
- Provide a quality internship
experience to our students. The students should be exposed to as
many aspects of the business as is feasible within your
- As this is an academic
experience for which students earn university credit, the
internship must include assignments within the organization at an
appropriate level. Typing, filing, answering phones, cold calling
and photocopying are not acceptable tasks for
- Permit the interns to attend the
four mandatory class seminars during the semester by rescheduling
the intern’s hours, if necessary. We attempt to schedule the class
meetings on different days of the week so as to minimize
interference with the company’s workflow. These class meetings
bridge the gap between academia and professional business.
- Sign the daily log sheets prepared
by the interns.
- Complete the Supervisor Evaluation
Form at the end of the internship.
To participate, business students must meet the following
- Second semester Junior standing
within the Peter J. Tobin College of Business (minimum of 75
- Minimum 2.75 GPA.
- Approval of the
Internship Administrator after a formal screening
- Arrange class schedule to have two
full days off per week to intern, if possible.
Each intern will receive a letter grade
upon completion of his/her internship, based on the following
- Assigned project(s) by
- Work week of fifteen hours, for
ten weeks during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
- Minimum of 135 hours (for
insurance reasons, students are not permitted to work when the
University is closed).
- Mandatory attendance at four class
seminars to be scheduled by the course professor.
- Daily logs outlining duties
performed and time spent on each.
- Term project to be assigned by
class professor. This usually involves writing a term paper on the
internship experience including the projects(s) the intern
performed on the job.
- Students view the job descriptions
submitted by the companies and select the companies with whom they
wish to interview.
- Resumes are sent to these
companies via mail or fax, by the student.
- Companies schedule interviews
directly with the student(s) of their choice.
- All offers are to be communicated
to the Internship Administrator for the program. Offers can be
made directly to the students initially.
- The student will contact the
company with his/her response.
- Once the student has accepted the
company’s offer, the company must fax/e-mail a letter, on their
letterhead, to St. John’s stating that they will accept the student
as an intern for that particular semester. The student will not be
able to register without this letter. Please fax letter to (718)
We hope that your participation in the TCB Internship Program
will prove to be a valuable experience for both your company and