If you are a student at SUNY Korea, you may earn credits from an internship. An internship involves applying knowledge and developing skills in a professional setting, as in a company or a non-profit organization. An internship experience can offer the important benefit of career exploration, be an excellent resume builder and lead to a full-time job. The internship is typically the length or equivalent of an academic semester, and can be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid. At SUNY Korea, the course code is BUS 488. Before beginning the internship, you will need to identify the organization where you will intern; a Site Supervisor at that organization; and a BUS Faculty Sponsor
A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and completion of at least one semester at SUNY Korea. Only matriculated SBU students may enroll in BUS 488. Additional rules apply for Transfer Students and Summer internships.1
Registering for Credits – BUS Credit Approval
You will need to completely fill out the attached paperwork. See below for the basic procedure.
1Identify the organization where you will intern, and a Site Supervisor at that organization. You need to obtain from the Site Supervisor a position description that outlines your responsibilities and expectations for work performance. You are required to submit the annual report of the organization and a website address. This supervisor is expected to provide training, mentoring, and/or supervision; and also complete a midterm and final evaluation of your work performance. (Q1~Q4 must be filled by the Site Supervisor.)
2Contact a BUS professor (your Faculty Sponsor) who you expect would be willing to work with you throughout your internship. Meet with your faculty sponsor to discuss your learning objectives, confirm the # of credits to be earned, and finalize the sponsor’s expectations for academic work required for a grade.
The typical time commitment and credits are aligned as follows: 4 hours/week = 1 credit (50 hrs/semester); 8 hours/week = 2 credits (100 hrs/semester); 12 hours/week = 3 credits (150 hrs/semester)
The faculty sponsor and the College of Business decide the credit value of a BUS internship. Spending more than twelve hours per week in the internship does NOT guarantee additional credits.
3Submit the completed paperwork to your Faculty Sponsor. If it is approved, please submit the BUS488 application to the google form. You will be able to enroll in the course once the permission is granted.
You should expect that your Faculty Sponsor and Site Supervisor will evaluate your performance and recommend your final grade, limited to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
Transfer students must meet with an Academic Advisor for a degree progress review. Your academic advisor will confirm that you meet eligibility requirements. Non-matriculated students taking classes at SUNY Korea or Stony Brook in the summer are NOT eligible to register for BUS 488 courses.