CLE assists students in gaining practical business experience by sponsoring internships for academic credit. Leslie Kendrick serves as the internship coordinator for a limited number of students each semester. She can help students locate an appropriate corporation or firm for an internship for the summer, fall, or spring semester.
Our students have completed internships in finance, marketing, communications and international business at more than 75 different companies, including these local firms:
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Baltimore Orioles
Signal Hill Capital
T. Rowe Price
The World Trade Center Institute
How it Works
The University grants academic credit for approved unpaid internships. All internships must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member. Often, internships are sponsored through the student’s home department. Business-related internships, however, may be sponsored by CLE.
Our internship program serves two groups of students – those who seek assistance in locating an internship and those who have secured positions on their own.
We require ALL students to apply for sponsorship. Submitting an application does not guarantee the Center’s sponsorship, even if you have already secured an internship. An overall G.P.A. of 3.0 and at least one business course that relates to the internship’s focus (i.e. Principles of Marketing for a marketing internship) are strongly suggested prior to applying.
Qualified applicants will be invited to CLE for an interview to determine their eligibility for sponsorship. Students who are granted sponsorship for an internship they have already secured will work with CLE staff to complete the required paperwork and register for the internship. Students who are granted sponsorship and require assistance in locating an internship will work with Faculty Internship Coordinator Leslie Kendrick. Ms. Kendrick will put sponsored students in touch with local employers in search of interns. Please note: CLE provides assistance in locating internships but we cannot guarantee placement. Students who are offered a position (by one of CLE’s contacts or by another employer) must notify CLE and complete the required paperwork and register for the internship.
International students have additional documentation to complete for the university in order to be sponsored for internship credit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
How to Apply
All students seeking internship sponsorship through CLE must submit an application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript by the appropriate deadline. This includes students who seek assistance in finding an internship as well as those who have already secured internships on their own. Internship credit is not provided retroactively.
Please submit an online application here. The application must be submitted with a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript.
Fall Internship Application Deadlines:
April 7 — Students seeking assistance from CLE
September 7 — Students who have found internships on their own
Spring Internship Application Deadlines:
September 21 — Students seeking assistance from CLE
February 1 — Students who have found internships on their own
Summer Internship Application Deadlines:
March 1 — Students seeking assistance from CLE
June 21 — Students who have found internships on their own
The internship should be a valuable learning experience that is worthy of university credit. The following guidelines are designed to monitor this experience and ensure that the University will accept the internship for credit toward your degree.
Serious commitment. Students are expected to treat the internship as a serious course commitment, which is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. If the work performed is inadequate, the student will receive an unsatisfactory grade.
1 credit. One credit will be awarded for satisfactory completion of the internship.
6 credits per year. JHU policy limits credit for internships, independent study and undergraduate research to a maximum of 6 per academic year, which begins in the summer.
40 hours. The minimum requirement is 40 hours of work experience. Based on the job description, however, a higher number of work hours may be required. Many firms require 80-120 hours or more. This amount will be agreed upon by the intern, supervisor and Leslie Kendrick prior to starting, and successful completion of those hours is required to earn 1 credit.
Unpaid. University guidelines prohibit students from receiving credit for a paid internship.
Supervisor. Internship supervisors will be provided with two evaluation templates that allow them to evaluate their intern’s performance at the mid-point and end of the internship.
Reports. Interns are required to write a mid-term report and final report. Pending your acceptance, you will be provided with the detailed requirements for each report.
Interning again. Students may intern at a company more than once and receive academic credit provided they work in a different position and/or department.
Withdrawal. Applicants who are accepted and receive a placement are making a commitment to complete their responsibilities. Students who decide to withdraw for a non-valid reason after they have started working or those who fail to give their employer adequate notice will not be allowed to apply a second time. Please be certain that you will be able to satisfactorily complete the requirements before starting work.
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