Global Business students can earn 3 academic credits for an approved global internship as part of SIB 520. Up to one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective.
You're responsible for securing your own global internship, but Suffolk's Career Services and Cooperative Education Office, as well as the Business School's Director of Internships Professor John McCoy are available for guidance.
To ensure you meet the requirements, you'll need to find a faculty supervisor who will evaluate and guide your work during the internship.
The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work and take place outside of your primary country of residence. You cannot receive monetary compensation for the internship. The company offering the internship must agree to complete the Internship Evaluation Form and sign the Sponsor Agreement form. Tuition charges apply.
SIB-520 Strategy and International Business Internship
SIB 321, Department Chair approval required before registration
A project-based course that provides a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must take place outside the student's primary country of residence. Non-US students can pursue internships in the US. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. To be eligible, students cannot receive monetary compensation for the internship. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must find a faculty supervisor who will evaluate and guide their academic work during the internship, as well as other internship-related assignments, and assign a grade upon completion of all internship requirements. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade.
Offered Both Fall and Spring