Internships

Internships provide opportunities to experiment and pursue careers that match academic and personal interests. There are many benefits to completing an internship including increased job confidence, the chance to develop industry-specific abilities and the opportunity to apply the skills you've learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. Internships also increase the likelihood of building professional networking contacts and mentoring relationships. Internships help students become viable, experienced job applicants when seeking employment after graduation. In fact, many employers consider internship experience in the hiring process, and often look to their own interns as the best potential candidates for full-time positions.

Anderson Internship Programs

Facilitated Internships

Facilitated Internships are supervised, structured learning experiences in a professional setting that allow students to gain valuable work experience. These internships are stipend-based and facilitated through the Anderson School of Management. Students earn 3 credit hours and are required to complete a minimum of 160 hours (typically, at least 10 hours per week during the fall and spring and either part-time or full-time during the summer). Facilitated Internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Micro-Internships

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, project-based, professional assignments in sales, marketing, finance, human resources, technology, and many other areas. These projects can be completed remotely year-round and typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work. Micro-internships are accessible opportunities that allow students to develop their skills and gain valuable experience.

Earn Free Elective Credit for Internships

Students can receive 3 hours of free elective credit while completing an internship. Free elective credit can apply towards remaining electives needed to complete the student’s degree program.

Internship Requirements and Policies

  • An intentional "learning agenda" is structured into the internship experience.
  • To allow for adequate job development, students should begin the internship process at least one semester prior to the semester in which they intend to participate.
  • At least 160 hours must be worked during the semester.
  • Students must register for the Internship for Credit Course (either MGMT 497/MGMT 697) once approved.

Please note: You cannot earn retroactive academic credit for internship experiences.

To have your internship approved for Free Elective Credit, please submit an Anderson Internship Approval Form. Please Include as much detail as possible such as anticipated start date, anticipated employer(s), and expected duties and responsibilities.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Kelsey Molo (molok@unm.edu) for additional information.