Internships can enhance your resume and job prospects and, in some cases, can be taken for academic credit. Even though internship experiences are highly encouraged by each COB department, internships are not a graduation requirement.  It is strongly recommend that students pursue an internship for a number of reasons:

  • An internship provides you with the opportunity to determine if your major is right for you.
  • An internship allows you to apply your classroom experiences to practical scenarios.
  • An internship can lead to an offer from a firm for an entry-level position after graduation.
  • An internship gives you practical experience when interviewing for entry-level positions.
  • An internship can build your confidence.
  • An internship for credit can act as an elective course to fulfill requirements for your major.

For more information on internship opportunities, contact the relevant program coordinator listed below.  Note:  Accounting, Economics, Management, and Marketing are the only COB departments that award academic credit for internship experiences.  

Accounting (Graduate Only)

Dr. Charles Baril
barilcp@jmu.edu

568-3092

Computer Information Systems

Dr. Tom Dillon
dillontw@jmu.edu

568-3015

Economics

Dr. Bruce Bunton
bruntobg@jmu.edu

568-3211

Finance

Dr. Pam Drake
drakepp@jmu.edu

568-6530

International Business

Dr. Bob Jerome
jeromert@jmu.edu

568-3029

Management

Mr. Dan Zisk
ziskds@jmu.edu

568-3077

Marketing

Dr. Eric Boyd
boydde@jmu.edu

568-2721

How to Find an Internship

You have several avenues for finding an internship, including the following:

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