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Internships

The Internship Program at Black Hills State University presents an opportunity for a student to obtain university credit hours by obtaining short-term employment in a position that relates to the student’s chosen field of study.

Hands-on work experience integrates the student’s classroom conceptual learning with practical employment.  Throughout the internship, these work experiences complement and reinforce the student’s theoretical knowledge acquired from textbooks and lectures.  The internship is designed to provide not only practical experience but also a detailed evaluation of the intern’s performance.  This detailed evaluation provides timely feedback that will improve and enhance the student’s employability as well as provide direction and planning regarding the student's career choice.

 

Student Eligibility

*NOTE:  No more than 16 internship credits may be counted toward a major or a degree.

Please note that BADM 294 is available to students majoring in business only.   The 494-level internship is available to students across a variety of disciplines.  Please check the BHSU catalog for specific information and requirements related to specific programs of study.

1.  BADM 294, Internship in Business (1-6 credit hours)

Prerequisite:  Permission from the Chair of the Department of Business and the BHSU Internship Coordinator in the College of Business and Technology.

  • Students work under the supervision of management personnel to gain experience in the practice of effective management techniques.  This course is open only to students in the Associate of Science program in the Department of Business.
  • Students must be enrolled in an Associate Degree program within the Department of Business.
  • Students must have completed at least 45 credit hours within their program of study that includes at least 12 hours of business courses.
  • Students must have earned at least a 2.00 grade point average (4.0 scale) prior to entering the internship program.

 
2.  494--Internship 

Prerequisite:  Permission from the Chair of the respective department and the BHSU Internship Coordinator for the respective program area.  

  • Students work under a supervisor to gain experience in the relevant field.
  • Students must be enrolled in a major program of study within the department from which they seek credit.     
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 64 credit hours (be in junior standing).
  • Students must have earned at least a 2.00 grade point average (4.0 scale) prior to entering the internship program. 

Student/Intern Benefits

A student benefits from the internship experience in that he/she is given the opportunity to:

A.     Observe, practice and apply theories and techniques learned in the classroom.

B.     Become acquainted with a variety of settings, programs, and professionals.

C.     Recognize leadership strengths and to receive timely feedback on areas needing improvement.

D.     Develop new interests in the profession.

E.     Develop insights and perspectives of self and others.

 

Internship Coordinator

Barbara Zwetzig
Meier Hall 336
1200 University Street--Unit 9007
Spearfish, SD 57799-9007

Phone: 605-642-6276
Fax: 605-642-6273

Email:
Barbara.Zwetzig@BHSU.edu