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.
*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 Natural Sciences.
2. 494--Internship (ACCT, BADM, ECON, HRM, or THM)
Prerequisite: Permission from the Chair of the respective department and the BHSU Internship Coordinator for the respective program area.
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.