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Internships for US students

Below are the requirements for US students who wish to pursue an internship for academic credit:

  • You must be enrolled as a full-time Brandeis IBS student.
  • You must have been enrolled at Brandeis IBS for two academic semesters.
  • If you have previous experience in Economics, Business and/or Finance, you can participate in an internship after one semester at Brandeis IBS with the approval of the Program Director.
  • You can enroll in 297a a maximum of 1 time and 297g a maximum of 2 times, for a total of three internship experiences. The 297a Field Project course yields 2 credits, while the 297g yields one credit each.
  • Each internship experience must be a minimum of 6 weeks in length and 100 hours.
  • You must discuss an internship with a faculty advisor and the internship must be related to your field of study. The faculty advisor must sign both your add slip for the internship course, as well as the Faculty Recommendation form.
  • You must obtain an offer letter from their potential employer with the following information:
    • Name and address of employer, on letterhead, signed by supervisor. Letter can not be an e-mail.
    • Dates of employment
    • Paid/unpaid
    • Amount of hours worked per week
    • Title of your position and brief description of your duties. Student must be working in their major field of study.
    Deliver all documents to Matthew Rocker in Student Services: job offer letter, completed add slip, and Faculty Recommendation form (must be filled in by both you AND faculty member, who must also sign the form)
    • Matthew Rocker will then sign your add slip for you to bring to the registrar to register in the Field Project class.
  • You can only receive credit for an internship during the semester in which you register for the Field Project course. You can not receive credit for an internship completed in a previous semester.