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Graduate Internships

The University of Louisville Graduate Internship Program is an innovative, unique partnership between the College of Business and the business community. Students access exceptional employment opportunities which provide real-world work experience in business settings.


A graduate internship has the potential to pay for over half of the tuition costs. That’s like getting a scholarship and resume-building work experience in one package.”

Vernon Foster, Executive Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Louisville College of Business

Learn More About Getting a Graduate Internship

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Internship Highlights:

  • Identify career options through an 11-month paid internship for qualified candidates
  • Apply classroom knowledge in the real world and gain professional experience
  • Graduate with marketable resume credentials
  • Secure employment more easily after graduation. (92% of the class of 2016 secured employment within one month of graduation.)
  • Procure your own internship if you have the opportunity (subject to approval)

Throughout the program I’ve seen a significant overlap in the course material and work in my internship. It’s a remarkable experience walking into class expecting to learn concepts that will benefit me immediately, and for the rest of my career. “

Trent Wong, MBA ’20

Internship Guidelines:

  • Interns are high-quality students currently enrolled in the UofL Full-Time MBA, MAC+, or MSBA program.
  • They function as conventional employees during normal work hours, subject to company standards for work performance, behavior, and appearance.
  • Students understand the internship comes with no guarantee of subsequent full-time employment, and any negotiation for another position is the responsibility of the student and the company.
  • College of Business representatives may visit the worksite to audit the intern’s progress or for promotional purposes.
  • Students understand failure to complete the internship due to dismissal by employer may result in loss of course credit or a failing grade for the internship.

Internship Deadlines:

  • Humana: Application must be received by May 15 to be considered.
  • All Other Companies: Application must be received by June 1 for priority consideration.
  • Adidas: Interns are placed in a variety of areas (e.g., Sports Information/Media Relations, Marketing and Game Operations, Athletics Compliance, and Video Production, etc.) based on interest and skill set. It is a 10-month commitment (August 1-May 31) and individuals will receive a monthly stipend. The applications closed on April 1.
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