CURRENT POLICY FOR GETTING CREDIT:

  1. During the fall and spring semesters, you can earn 1-3 credits through enrolling in BMGT 398A. Administered through the Smith School's Office of Career Service's office. For more information, visit this page and e-mail BMGT398A@rhsmith.umd.edu with any inquiries. 
     

  2. During the summer, you can earn 3 - 6 credits for your internship by enrolling in BMGT 357 that is overseen by Mary Harms, marketing faculty. 
    (3 credits go towards a marketing elective, 3 credits towards a general elective--depending on the number of hours worked)

     

  3. Enroll in UNIV 099 for zero credits. This is a seminar designed to to complement supervised internships or co-ops. Learn more here.

You are eligible to receive credit for both paid and unpaid internships

GET CREDIT IN THE FALL & SPRING

 

BMGT 398a: Individual Study in Business and Management – Internship


This course, coordinated by the Smith School's Office of Career Services, aims to allow students the opportunity to earn credit for their internship experience and make connections with their experience and academic coursework.
 
BMGT 398a is offered in the fall and spring semesters with 1, 2, and 3 credit options. Students need to complete a minimum number of internship hours for each credit option (45 hours for 1 credit, 90 hours for 2 credits, 135 hours for 3 credits). The internship must take place during the semester in which the student is enrolled.
BMGT 398a counts toward upper-level elective credit.
 
Required assignments include activities such as work logs, supervisor evaluations, a reflection paper, and a final presentation (3 credit option only). There is no scheduled class time for this course, and course activities will primarily occur through Canvas.
 
View a sample syllabus for course information (subject to change).

 
Enrollment is first come, first served, but preference will be given to students who are completing internships that require credit and/or are unpaid. To register for BMGT 398a, send the following completed documents to Erin Fields Saddler at esaddler@rhsmith.umd.edu:

  • Internship Information Form, Spring 2016

  • Current Resume

  • Unofficial Transcript (can be copied from Testudo into a Word or PDF document)

  • Verification of Employment from Supervisor: The letter should confirm you are hired as an intern with that company and should include your title, a brief description of your role in that company, the dates of your internship, and whether credit is required as part of the experience. It can be a PDF submitted by the student or an e-mail message sent directly from the supervisor to esaddler@rhsmith.umd.edu. An offer letter including all this information can be submitted in lieu of a letter from your supervisor.

GET CREDIT IN THE SUMMER

 

BMGT 357: Marketing Internship


The Marketing Internship course at the Smith School is an excellent opportunity for you, as a marketing major, to gain business experience while earning academic credit. As a marketing intern, you will apply concepts from the classroom in an actual business setting. While most marketing interns work for firms in the Washington area, you may also receive credit for work in other cities. By participating in the Marketing Internship, you will gain a competitive advantage in the job market upon graduation. In fact, many of our interns accept full-time positions with the companies where they interned.
 
BMGT 357 offers you relevant job experience, academic credit, a competitive edge with employers, and one-on-one guidance from an experienced faculty advisor.

- PAST ORGANIZATIONS -
- PAST INDUSTRIES -
  • Advertising, Consulting Direct Marketing

  • Events, Financial Services, Government

  • Health Care, Information Technology, Internet

  • Legal Manufacturing, Marketing

  • Media Buying, Music, Non-Profit, Promotion

  • Public Relations, Publishing, Real Estate

  • Recreation, Retail Services, SEO, Social Media

  • Sports Marketing, Telecommunications, Wholesale

- REQUIREMENTS & COURSE INFORMATION -

WHAT YOU NEED TO ENROLL:

Send the following documents to Professor Mary Harms at mharms@rhsmith.umd.edu

  • A letter from your employer verifying that you will be an intern, how many hours a week you will be working, length of internship (number of weeks) and your responsibilities

  • A completed student information form 

  • Screenshots of your transcript

  • An updated resume

REQUIREMENTS:

Once approved for registration in the course, you will be creating a marketing audit of the firm or organization you are working with for the summer.

PERCENTAGE OF GRADE:

Setting Internship Goals 5%

Marketing Audit 75%

Student Self-Evaluation 10%

Supervisor Evaluation 10%

CONTACT PERSON:

Professor Mary Harms, Associate Clinical Professor
Robert H. Smith School of Business 
3462 Van Munching Hall 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742 
Phone: 301.467.3992 
Fax: 301.405.0146 
Email: mharms@rhsmith.umd.edu

FORMAT:

Given the diversity and unpredictability of work schedules, this class will not hold formal meetings. Rather, Professor Harms will communicate with you and your supervisor on a regular basis by email and Canvas. Please contact Professor Harms at any time if you have questions or problems. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

f you are a business major and have taken BMGT 350, you are eligible to receive credit for an internship. You can earn credit for both paid and unpaid internships.

HOW MANY CREDITS WILL I RECEIVE?

Credit for the internship is variable, ranging from 3-6 credits, depending on how many hours you work. Credit is assigned as follows:

# OF CREDITS

# OF HOURS WORKED

3

135

180

4

225

5

270

6

HOW DO I GET AN INTERNSHIP?

Credit for the internship is variable, ranging from 3-6 credits, depending on how many hours you work. Credit is assigned as follows:

A few internships are available through the marketing department. Announcements will be made via e-mail to all junior and senior marketing majors. However, the majority of students find their own positions. The following excellent sources of information on internships are available:

  • Summer 2016 Internships

  • Smith's Office of Career Management, 4570 Van Munching Hall. You should plan to register with HIRE SMITH.

  • The Internet (www.indeed.com). Search under "marketing internships."

  • The Campus Career Center, 3121 Hornbake, has internship information. Visit its website atwww.careercenter.umd.edu. Click "students," then "career-related Web services," then "Internship/summer positions.

  • Word-of-mouth from your family or fellow students.

You may also be eligible for internship credit if you are working in or plan to work in a marketing or retailing position, even if your company does not have a formal internship program.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

This course does not meet formally. Rather, your instructor will communicate with you by telephone, email and Canvas announcements. Your grade will be based on a written description of your internship goals (5%), a 25-page marketing audit of your firm (75%), your supervisor's evaluation (10%), and a 3-5 page self-evaluation of your internship experience (10%).

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Your application packet will be reviewed by Professor Harms. Please submit it electronically to her at mharms@rhsmith.umd.edu.

 

If you meet all the requirements, Brian Horick, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, will clear you to register for internship credit through Testudo.

 

Please note the following additional information about registering for BMGT 357:

  • Students who wish to receive credit for a summer internship MUST enroll in Summer Session II. Credit will NOT be deferred until fall.

  • Credit for marketing internships is only available through the marketing department in the summer.

  • Fall and spring semester marketing internships may be available for credit through the University's Career Center in Hornbake Hall.

  • Summer session tuition is set by the Office of Summer Programs, not by The College of Business & Management.

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can I get credit for my internship if I am getting paid?

Yes.

 

What happens to the six credits that I am receiving for my internship?

The first three credits go towards a marketing elective. If there are any additional credits, they are applied towards a general elective.

 

Did we miss your question?

Then, call Mary Harms 301-467-3992 or e-mail her at mharms@rhsmith.umd.edu.

- PAPERWORK & OTHER INFORMATION -

BMGT 357 SYLLABUS

SUPERVISOR EVALUATION

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

SELF EVALUATION FORM

MARKETING AUDIT EVAL

BMGT 357 SYLLABUS:

The syllabus will be available on Canvas for registered students. However, it is also available here.

Setting Internship Goals:

Your first assignment will be to set three personal and three professional goals for your internship experience as well as sending a selfie at work to Professor Harms by mid-June

 

MARKETING AUDIT:

You will be expected to complete an audit of your firm's marketing strategy. It is University policy that a written assignment of this nature is necessary for interns to get academic credit for their experiences. 

 

SELF-EVALUATION:

You will be asked to write a 3-5 page evaluation of your internship experience and how it has affected your career goals.

 

SUPERVISOR EVALUATION:

Your supervisor must complete an evaluation of your performance. Professor Harms will be sending email correspondence to all supervisors at the beginning of each month.  She will be responsible for securing a completed supervisor evaluation from each of your employers in mid-August.

 

DOCUMENTATION OF # OF HOURS WORKED:

Documentation of the number of hours you worked must be submitted to your instructor with your self-evaluation. This documentation may be copies of pay stubs or a note, on company letterhead, from your supervisor.

 

COURSE EVALUATION:

In the interest of continuous improvement, Professor Harms will ask you to evaluate the course and her performance as a teacher at the end of the summer session. All evaluations are anonymous, to ensure that you are graded fairly.

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