When Marketing students have an opportunity to work for short periods of time at organizations, the firms often call these positions "internships," regardless of whether they are part-time, full-time, paid or non-paid work experiences. Students can earn three academic credits for work associated with an internship through MKTG 494 (Marketing Internship), which counts as a marketing elective for all marketing majors. To earn three credit hours for the MKTG 494 course, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Find a marketing internship in one of the states authorized by the university. Students are responsible for securing a summer internship of their choice. Many current and known internships are posted on Handshake as well as the JMU Marketing Opportunities Canvas course. Contact Professor Collins if you need assistance looking for other opportunities.
  • If you have an internship lined up and are ready to apply for the class, complete the MKTG 494 Application.
  • If you need help finding an internship, complete the Internship Interest Survey so that Professor Collins can provide help in finding an internship.
  • Important deadlines are listed in the table below and are strictly enforced:

Spring 2020


Internship Interest Survey - Only if you do not have an internship lined up

September 24, 2020

MKTG 494 Application Due - Internship must be lined up

October 1, 2019

Students Notified of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance

October 14, 2019

Special Permission Granted by the ASC to register on your designated registration day the week of registration

October 25, 2019

Registration Begins

November 4, 2019

Classes Begin

January 13, 2020

Summer 2020

Internship Interest Survey - Only if you do not have an internship lined up

January 15, 2020

MKTG 494 Application Due - Internship must be lined up

February 1, 2020

Students Notified of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance

February 15, 2020

Special Permission Granted by the ASC to register on your designated registration day the week of registration

February 25, 2020

Registration Begins

March 23, 2020

Classes Begin

May 18, 2020

Fall 2020

Internship Interest Survey - Only if you do not have an internship lined up

February 15, 2020

MKTG 494 Application Due - Internship must be lined up

March 1, 2020

Students Notified of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance

March 15, 2020

Special Permission Granted by the ASC to register on your designated registration day the week of registration

March 25, 2020

Registration Begins

April 6, 2020

Classes Begin

 



  • Receive an email message from the Internship Coordinator, Professor Collins, that indicates acceptance or non-acceptance. If accepted, the Marketing Advisor, Ms. Bradshaw, will provide an email approval for an override that allows you to register for the MKTG 494 class.
  • Students are responsible for registering for MKTG 494 in MyMadison based on the calendar dates and deadlines set forth by the JMU Registrar.
  • Pay in-state, or out-of-state, tuition for the 3-hour credit class, whichever is applicable.
  • Work a minimum of 250 on-the-job hours during the span of the internship with 80% of the job responsibilities being marketing related.
  • Fulfill all course-related assignments and requirements as outlined in the  MKTG 494 Syllabus.

Need help? Contact the Internship Coordinator, Professor Canessa Collins (collincn@jmu.edu), for questions about the application process and course requirements, or to discuss internship

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