Some things to know about registering an internship with the College of Business (COB).

To register a MECOP internship, please check here instead. Email for assistance, or stop by the Student Succes Center at Austin 122 or call 541-737-3716.

What is an internship?

An experiential learning opportunity designed to enhance your university education through practical experience that is related to your field of study.

This can be a traditional internship (paid or unpaid), or you may be able to use a current job by having your employer incorporate a project that aligns with your university education.

Need help finding an internship? Meet with the Career Success Center to chat about internship search strategies or check out our Career Success Guide.

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Why should I register my internship?

  • Credit - You can get academic credit for your internship that could count toward your degree completion. Meet with your academic advisor to see if you will need the credits to graduate. Not all students do, and if not, then they register for BA 004, which recognizes completion of an internship on your transcript but is non-credit and does not charge tuition. 
  • Requirement - Some majors at the COB require that you fulfill an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship – check with your academic advisor.
  • Transcript - Registering your internship will add it to your official OSU transcript.

What are my internship registration options?

When you register your internship, you'll add it to your course load for the term by using a CRN - just like any other course at OSU. There are four course options, so pick what works best for you:

Credit-based options: You will register for one of the three options like any other course, for the amount of credits you would like (based on your eligibility from the chart in the information form), and you will pay for them the same as any other credits

  • BA 210 - For students with less than 90 credits.
  • BA 410 - For business students with 90 credits or more.
  • DSGN 410 - For design students with 90 credits or more.

Non-credit option: If you are registering your internship to fulfill a requirement for your major, or simply would like it on your transcript, and you do not need the credit toward your degree completion. You will register for BA 004 like any other course, but you will not have credits from it and you will not have to pay for it. Hours and equivalent credits must still be determined prior to registration.

  • BA 004 - For students with 90 credits or more.

What do I need to register for an internship?

Use this form to help gather the information you'll need to complete the registration process. 

Find a College of Business faculty supervisor. This can be any COB faculty member, but you should work with one who has experience in the field that you're working in for your internship.

  • Your faculty supervisor will provide you with an assessment assignment, or work with you to create one. This assignment is what your faculty supervisor will use to assess your learning from your internship, and once successfully completed, will be used to give you a "Pass or No Pass" grade for the course.
  • You can reach out to any faculty member you feel comfortable working with, but if you need help finding one, email us at
  • Marketing students - Amanda Terhes will serve as your COB faculty supervisor.

International students must apply for off-campus work authorization for paid and unpaid internships.  F-1 and J-1 visa holders should contact the Office of International Services to receive Curricular Practical Training (F-1) or Academic Training (J-1) work authorization at least two weeks prior to the start of the internship.

Request your internship through Handshake as an "Experience." The process is fully electronic, quick, and easy! Check out the following important things and then submit your internship request below.

Important Things to Know!

  Register your internship before the term starts!

Your internship experience needs to be approved before you can begin claiming worked hours, and it should be registered prior to the start of the term. If the deadline has passed or you have questions, please email to explore options, or reach out to the Student Success Center (Austin 122, 541-737-3716).

  Don't forget to add any attachments if you have them!

If you are attaching your position description and/or assessment assignment, do so immediately after you submit your Experience.

  Notify your employer!

After your faculty supervisor and academic advisor approve your Experience, it will be sent to your employer's email for verification. Let them know to watch for an email from Handshake - they'll just need to click a few buttons.

  Once approved, don't forget to register!

Be sure to follow registration instructions found in your Experience Comments & Activity section – you'll receive an email notification from Handshake.

Register your internship here!

  • Login to Handshake and click on Career Center, then Experiences.
  • Click on Request an Experience.
  • For Experience Type, select the appropriate College of Business internship experience.
  • Select the term you will be registering the internship for.
  • Complete the rest of the form!
  • Once submitted and approved, you'll receive an email notification from Handshake. Log back into your Experience and you'll find registration details under the Comments & Activity section.
  • Make sure to register for the course by the deadline!


Register Your Internship