Job and Internship Resources
Many Economics and Business students choose to complete internships either during an academic semester or during a summer, normally after at least two years at Brandeis.
Most Economics majors and minors interested in getting credit for an internship enroll in Bus 89a. The internship is usually done in the same semester the student takes Bus 89a, but the internship can also have been completed during the prior semester or summer. Bus 89a does not provide credit toward the ECON or BUS major or minor, but it is a four-credit course that counts as one of a student’s 32 courses. Classes involve readings, research reports, a term paper, and discussions related to the internships and the “world of work.” Interested students should consult Detlev Suderow for further information. In particular, students are required to keep a weekly journal as they progress through the internship, and they should have a copy of the instructions for that exercise.
There are three additional ways students can get academic credit for an internship.
- First, a student who studies abroad in a program that has a supervised internship as part of the curriculum can receive credit.
- Second, a student can enroll in a two-credit Int 89 internship course during the semester or a one-credit Int 92g internship course in the summer school. (The summer school course requires payment of a small amount of tuition).
- Third, Economics majors who are undertaking interdepartmental programs with economics connections (e.g., Legal Studies, Environmental Studies), and who are doing an internship related to economics to fulfill the requirements of the program, may enroll in Econ 92a. Like Bus 89a, Econ 92a does not provide credit toward the ECON major or minor, but it does count as one of a student’s thirty-two courses. Students wishing to take Econ 92a must consult with the Undergraduate Advising Head in order to obtain permission to enroll.
Hiatt Career Center
The Hiatt Career Center can help you search for jobs and internships. By embarking on an internship, you will be able to sharpen your skills, develop career interests and employer contacts, assess your strengths, and connect classroom theories to practice in real world settings.