Internship Program

FDU is committed to helping prepare its students and graduates for entry into the work force. We recognize and value learning opportunities which take place outside of the classroom that can help prepare students for this transition. Practical work experience opportunities such as internships can help to support this goal.

An Internship is a learning situation where the students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and observe the working environment related to your program of studies. An Internship also provides an opportunity for students to apply concepts that they have learned through their academic program in a practical work environment. Internships allow students to expand their understanding of different organizational structures and the working relationships within a workplace environment.

All FDU programs have an Internship requirement or option. For students to take the Internship, they must be registered in an appropriate course, for which tuition is paid. The course has an academic component in addition to the experiential component. The course would be under the supervision of an academic instructor, formally evaluated and a grade assigned. Internships may be placed through an FDU assigned placement company. However, students may find the Internship by themselves.

For additional information on Internships, please contact the Career Services Office.

Internship Options by Program

    • Students may complete INFO 4205 through an Internship. This is a required course for graduation, and taken in the student’s final year of study.
    • Students must complete 150 Hour Minimum Internship 3 credits – not paid

    *option for a stipend paid internship – additional $500 placement fee

    • Students may complete one of their required Business Major Electives through an Internship
    • Students must have completed 48 credit hours and have obtained a cumulative GPA 0f 2.5 to be eligible to apply for a practicum
    • Business Major Elective option – depends on the subject eg. Marketing MKTG 4499
    • Students must complete 150 Hour Minimum Internship 3 credits – not paid
    • It is recommended that students complete three Work  Experience Internships of 400 hours of hospitality work ranging from practical / self-directing (WT I), to supervisory (WT II), to managerial (WT III).
    • HRTM 1100, 2100 and 3100
    • Each 1-credit internship requires a minimum of 400 hours – Paid or Unpaid, depending on availability
    • Students in other specializations can complete Internships with the approval of the Program Coordinator.
    • Students must have completed 48 credit hours and have obtained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply for a practicum
    • For BAIS; BUS 3850, COMM 3850, INFO 3850
    • Students must complete 150 Hour Minimum Internship 3 credits – not paid
    • Students may apply for the MAS Internship Placement Program. This internship is classified as a full time placement, requiring a time commitment of 30 to 40 hours per week. During the Internship, the student will be considered full time. Students taking this program option must successfully complete the Internship to meet the requirements for graduation
    • Students must have completed their 5 core competency course, and have obtained a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be eligible to apply for a practicum.
    • Students may not take an Internship after completing MADS 6612.
    • Students will enroll in either MADS 5000 or MADS 5001 Curricular Practical Training, which is a one credit course
    • Internships must be a minimum of 300 hours and will be 1 Credit
    • This is a full time placement. Students will not take other courses while completing an Internship, with the exception that they may take the internship concurrently with MADS 6612.
    • For MAS – MADS 5000 or MADS 5001
      • MADS 5000 is used for placements where the student finds their own placement (no placement fee applies) – Min 300 hours 1 Credit
      • MADS 5001 is used for when the student is placed through the university or a placement company. A $500 Placement fee will be charged. Paid Internships typically require a placement commitment of 16 Weeks, and a minimum of 400 hours.- 1 Credit
    • This practical training is set to provide students who do not have extensive professional experience in the area of practice chosen with some field experience. A letter from the employer must be provided.
    • Students take HRTM7728 Graduate Internship.
    • All internships require Program Coordinator Approval.
    • Internships may not be available in this program during some semesters.
    • Internships may not be available based on students’ other curriculum needs as determined by Program Coordinator.