Called to Serve. Prepared to Lead.
School of Business, Government, & Economics students gain critical industry experience through internships. Internships expand upon and enhance the learning that takes place in the classroom and are a critical experience for our students. Our students have held internships at leading businesses and organizations in Seattle and beyond such as Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Boeing, Starbucks, and the Washington State Capitol.
Business Administration, Economics, & PPE Internships
The required internship experience for Business Administration, Economics, and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) majors at SPU is built around two courses – BUS 2910: Internship and Career Strategies and BUS 4942Internship Reflection and Professional Development. Students intending to apply for these majors should review the detailed internship requirements and plan their college experience accordingly.
Global Development Internships
The Global Development Studies Major requires students to complete at least 3 credits of internship in the field of global development. Through internships, students gain hands-on experience by applying their classroom knowledge to real-world development problems. The Global Development internship experience is built within the required course GDEV 4940: Global Development Internship.
Other SBGE Majors & Minors
Students in other SBGE majors and minors are strongly encouraged to apply for internships. For more information, visit the Center for Career and Calling website or meet with your faculty advisor.
Political Science Internships
Although not a graduation requirement, Political Science students can earn academic credit by enrolling in POL 4940: Political Internships. Students work closely with their faculty advisor to plan and approve these internships.
A Word to Employers
Having a student intern from SPU is a chance to engage with intelligent, motivated students who commit themselves to your organization and help it thrive while gaining valuable hands-on experience. In fact, many businesses have found that these interns have become a valuable, even essential, part of their operations mix.
For more information about creating or posting an internship, visit the Center for Career and Calling Employer pages.