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Career Services Internship FAQs for Employers

Why participate in the Bentley University Internship Program?

Bentley's Internship Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work full-time or part-time in a career-related work experience as they earn their undergraduate or graduate degrees. In return, employers gain the services of motivated and enthusiastic temporary employees who are committed to helping meet short-term goals.

What are the advantages to employers?

  • Internship students can handle assignments that may be difficult for untrained personnel, but do not require the talents of full time professionals
  • The program gives employers the chance to judge the actual on-the-job performance of potential permanent employees.
  • Retention rates for permanent employees recruited through an internship program are higher than for those hired through other means.


What are the timelines for employers?

Fall
placement

Recruit
(April - September)

Work
(September - December)

Spring
placement

Recruit
(September - January)

Work
(January - April)

Summer
placement

Recruit
(January - June)

Work
(June - August

Students in good academic standing are eligible for an internship after their first semester as a junior and may elect to participate in either the non-credit or academic internship program.

What are the employer's obligations?

Employers are asked to provide a learning environment for students commensurate with their academic preparation and previous experience. At the end of an internship assignment, the supervisor of the student is asked to complete a performance evaluation for the student.

How are students selected?

Interested students register with the Center for Career Services each semester that they wish to do an internship. The student decides whether to do a non-credit internship or an academic internship:

  • Non-credit internships require that a student be a second-semester junior in good standing
  • Academic (three credits) internships require an academic component and that a student be a second-semester junior in good standing

How much are students paid?

The employer determines an internship student's salary based on his or her qualifications and experience. Comparative salary data is available from the Center for Career Services to assist companies in this determination. (i.e.  student interns receive on average between $12-$16 an hour.)

What majors are available?

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Corporate Finance & Accounting (CFA)
  • Economics-Finance, Finance
  • Information Design & Corporate Communication (IDCC)
  • Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

  • English
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Liberal Arts

Five-year Programs: BA/MBA, BA/MSA, BS/MSA, and BS/MSAIS

Graduate

MBA

  • Accounting Systems
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Business Economics
  • Business Ethics
  • Change Management
  • E-Business
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance
  • Finance Planning
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management information Systems
  • Management of Operations and  Technology
  • Marketing
  • Taxation

Master of Science

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Financial Analysis
  • Human Factors in Information Design
  • Information Age Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Taxation

How do I become an internship employer?

  • Please use our internship job form to provide a detailed job description of each position available
  • Your position will be posted immediately on our BentleyLink system, by NaceLink, for students to review.
  • Interested students will submit their resumes directly via the BentleyLink system.
  • You then contact potential candidates directly and arrange for interviews at the company site.
  • If necessary, we can facilitate on-campus interviews. You review resumes and provide the names of selected candidates at least two weeks in advance of the interview date. (Please keep in mind that space and dates are limited)