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, Global Business Director approval required before registration
A project-based course that entails 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 involve at least 100 hours of work. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship. Prior to registering for SIB 520, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective. The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade. IF SIB 520 is taken to also fulfill the global travel requirement, the internship must take place outside the student's country of residence. Therefore international students who are not permanent residents of the US can pursue their internships in the US. If a student intends to fulfill the global travel requirement with SIB 520, the student should simultaneously register for SIB 560. SIB 520 can be taken for credit without fulfilling the global travel requirement if the internship's tasks involve business activities targeted to countries outside the student's country of residence. Note that it is not sufficient for the company providing the internship to be an international company, but the student's job position must entail the international business activities specified by the student's manager in a letter to the Global Business Director.
Offered Both Fall and Spring