Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Cooper 502-863-7957

The program begins with the student’s search for a suitable internship, which gives the student some sense of what it is like to seek a full-time job. Once the student obtains an internship, she or he has the opportunity to apply ideas learned in the classroom to real-world business situations. In addition, often students receive pay for the work done in the internship.

The internship program provides students with valuable experience in actual business settings. This opportunity allows the students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world business situations, and often the students are paid for the experience. Goals of the internship program are:

  • Expand classroom learning into applied learning in a controlled professional environment.
  • Partnership of student, corporate mentor, and Georgetown College program director.
  • Emphasis on insightful cross-functional learning experience.
  • Target 8-10 hours per week, over 15 weeks, for 3 hours of upper division credit in the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or more is recommended; a minimum of 2.5 GPA is required for junior year students and a 2.0 for senior year students.
  • Students select from a database of many opportunities in the Lexington area and interview for the internship.
  • Not all internship positions are filled every session. Opportunities outside the Lexington area can be arranged.
  • Regular monthly progress reports and reviews and a final paper report are required.
  • A grade will be assigned based on student performance assessments, the results achieved, and the final written report.
  • The mentor company’s organization priorities and business practice determine project scope and resources, information access and confidentiality, and possible compensation and expense reimbursements.

There is considerable flexibility in the type of work and the place of work that meet the objectives of the program. Companies that have recently hosted our interns include:

  • Alltech Inc. – Dippin Dots Global
  • ALT Bioscience
  • Christian Flights International
  • Dupree Financial Group
  • Farmers Bank and Trust Co.
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First National Bank of Lexington
  • Game Seven Sports Marketing
  • Georgetown College Cincinnati Bengals
  • Host Communications
  • Kentucky League of Cities
  • Kentucky World Trade Center
  • Lexmark International
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Northern Kentucky Professional Baseball League
  • Office of Financial Institutions
  • Oxmoor Toyota
  • Schroff GmbH, Germany
  • Sheraton Maui Hotel
  • Suff’s Furniture & Oriental Rugs
  • Suntrust Mortgage
  • Thomas & King, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • U. S. International Trade Commission

Internship Course Description – BUA 460

3 or 6 hours; 150 hours per semester for 3-hours credit, 300 hours for 6-hours credit.

Assignments as interns in private, local companies, non-profit agencies, and government organizations. Assignment to internship project is determined by student’s career or academic orientation; it is also dependent upon availability of suitable placement. Student is assigned to the organization for its normal working hours. Basic assignments will be training and development type activities introducing the intern to various aspects of a working organization. The student intern establishes goals and objectives for the internship and maintains a daily log of activities to be submitted for review at a monthly meeting with his or her Internship supervisor.

Please stop in the Business Department office to receive a complete copy of the student Internship Program Handbook.