Internships and Cooperative Education
Cooperative education and internship experiences are a great way for students to take their marketing education to the next level.
These experiences provide opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge you've learned in the classroom to the real world.
Marketing Internships and Co-ops
The Department of Marketing makes a distinction between the cooperative education (MRKT 397) and internship (MRKT 497) experiences based on student qualifications and the opportunity offered by the employer.
The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and completed MRKT 305 (Marketing Foundations). Additionally, the employer must provide the student with an opportunity to assist with marketing activities and understand the role of marketing within said company/organization. It must be a paid experience.
The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and completed 12 credits of Marketing (to include MRKT 305). The employer must provide the student with an opportunity to create, develop, and/or plan marketing activities as well as follow through with implementation and evaluation. The experience may be paid or unpaid, but regardless, students must work at least 70 hours for each credit. Generally, students take the course for three (3) credits. Only three credits of either the co-op or internship will count as a marketing elective, but students may take both for up to eight (8) credits; the additional credits can be used as general business electives. Most students do local internships during Fall and Spring semesters, however, take advantage of other opportunities during the summer, including international internships. Visit Handshake to see current available internship opportunities!
Companies UND Marketing students have had co-op/internship opportunities with in the past: