In the Department of Economics, we place a strong emphasis on the integration of economic studies and a liberal arts education. We also want to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in research and in the field through internships.
We want students to fully experience meaningful internships, personalized career coaching, and networking. Our career development program assists undergraduate students in building job-search skills and connects students with a large and active network of Catholic University alumni in Wall Street, the public and private sector, and with multilateral organizations and NGOs who can help launch their careers.
Business and Economics Internships
An internship is a unique academic opportunity that allows students to step out of the classroom and gain relevant real-world experience in a professional setting. Through these opportunities, students not only learn valuable skills and apply what they learned in the classroom, but also make connections that can lead to full-time jobs. All students in the Department of Economics are encourage to participate in at least one internship during their time at Catholic.
Earning Academic Credit for an Internship
Undergraduate students with a major or minor within the Department of Economics are eligible to enroll in ECON 495A and students who have a declared minor or specialization in Sports Management are eligible to enroll in MGT 495B. To begin the process of securing academic credit for an internship, students should meet the following pre-requisites:
- Undergraduate student majoring or minoring in the Department of Economics
- Rising junior or senior standing (minimum 60 credits completed)
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (employers may require a higher GPA)
- No prior enrollment in any internship course
Requirements to receive academic credit for your internship:
The student must be working at the internship site during the semester (or summer session) when credit is awarded, academic credit for internship cannot be given retroactively. The same registration deadlines apply as for all other courses in the given semester or summer term.
Internships for academic credit must involve at least 150 hours of work over the course of the semester (or summer session). Students must complete the internship coursework in addition to the internship in order to gain course credit. This may include either in-person or online class sessions, certain assignments, evaluations, and a term paper.
Internship Form: To receive academic credit students should complete the application for internship course registration form in the department of Economics. Complete the entire form along with the appropriate signatures and submit the form to the Department’s Chair. After student’s permission has been set in Cardinal Station they will be notified to register for the course using Cardinal Station.