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It’s Hiring Season: Get Your Interns & Recent College Grads Here

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Want to hire a UGA Marketing Intern or Recent College Grad this summer? Here’s everything you need to know.

Jobs are pretty straight forward. Please post your opportunity here.

What qualifies as an internship?

We define an internship as employment that gives a student practical experience in marketing activities and provides academic credit.

An internship is the equivalent of a 3-credit hour upper level marketing course, so the work responsibilities must provide substantial marketing experience which contributes meaningfully to a student’s understanding of the discipline.  Examples of things that qualify include serving as a manufacturer’s sales representative, working on a promotional campaign, analyzing consumer data, creating a digital or social media marketing campaign and serving as a marketing assistant.  Positions that are primarily administrative (with duties such as copying, answering the phones, running errands) would not qualify.  For a job to count as an internship, it must be a new position for the student and not a continuation of the student’s existing position.  Because an internship is the equivalent of enrolling in a 3-credit hour upper level marketing course, it should provide a “new” learning experience.  The specific position must be approved by a faculty advisor.

Do I have to offer paid internships?

The internship arrangement must total at least 200 hours over the academic semester in which the internship is performed.  This may be broken down in to 13-15 hours per week for 15 weeks, 20 hours per week for 10 weeks, 25 hours per week for 8 weeks or any other schedule that fits your requirements.  Academic credit is granted regardless of whether the internship is compensated or not.  However, a compensated internship generally draws a much larger pool of students than do uncompensated internships.  While rates of pay vary significantly across internships, most employers offer between $9.00 and $12.00 per hour.  The negotiation on compensation is done strictly between you and the student.  The university is not involved in any way in that process.

Your responsibilities during the internship are to provide the student with meaningful marketing experiences and to supervise work activities.  At the end of the internship, you will be asked to evaluate the student’s work by completing an Intern Evaluation Form.  Your evaluation will count as 1/3 of the student’s academic grade.  In addition to meeting your work requirements, the student is expected to keep a diary of major activities and accomplishments during the internship.  At the end of the internship, the student prepares and submits a paper to the faculty advisor describing his/her internship experience and linking his/her activities and work efforts to marketing concepts.  This paper constitutes 2/3 of the student’s grade.

How to post an internship

Please post your available internships here on digitalmarketingdawgs.com to share with Terry College of Business Marketing Students.

You are also encouraged post your opportunities with the UGA Career Center.  You can do so my visiting www.hireUGA.com, then select ‘Post Jobs & Internships’, ‘First-Time Users’.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jen Osbon at jenosbon@uga.edu or Jason Booth at jwbooth@uga.edu.

 

 


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