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Internships are an important step to full-time employment and a successful career. Each year, we work with hundreds of area employers to help place qualified, marketing interns.

In addition to a standard internship positions, DePaul recognizes internships that are paid or un-paid, on-campus or off-campus, part-time or full-time jobs as long as they are related to a student's career interests and/or major, student teaching, apprenticeships, externships, research and practicum. Learn how to get started below.

For Companies:
If you are a company and are looking for an intern, please contact Jess Sanborn (jsanbor1@depaul.edu) for more information.

For Students:
The MKT 393 course counts as your JYEL (Junior Year Experiential Learning) Requirement or a Marketing Elective. MKT 393 may give you options in your degree requirements. See your academic advisor about your options. It is also required of all IME Honors Marketing and Digital Marketing Concentration students. Schedule an appointment with any College of Business Academic Advisor.

Graduate students who are interested in receiving credit for an internship can sign up for the MKT 793 course. Please follow the same instructions as MKT 393 below.

  • Set up an appointment with a career advisor in the DePaul Career Center
  • Search for internships using the Marketing Internship Site or Handshake, DePaul's recruiting and career services platform.
  • Research the types of positions you would like through skill assessment websites and company websites.
  • In addition to standard internship positions, DePaul recognizes internships that are paid or un-paid, on-campus or off-campus, part-time or full-time jobs as long as they are related to a student's career interests and/or major, student teaching, apprenticeships, externships, research and practicum. 
  • Once you have obtained an internship, submit an application for enrollment at go.depaul.edu/bluedemoninternships. Marketing Department reviews applications within two business days, and if the position is eligible, we will contact your supervisor to confirm the work experience. If you have questions about work qualifications please contact Jess Sanborn (jsanbor1@depaul.edu).
  • The internship must meet the following criteria:
    • The majority of responsibilities are marketing-related
    • Last the full 10 weeks of the academic quarter
    • Include face-to-face supervision with a mentor
  • If the position is unpaid, make sure you meet the Federal Department of Labor guidelines for an Unpaid Internship
  • Contact Jess Sanborn (jsanbor1@depaul.edu) to confirm all of your paperwork has been received.
  • Add MKT 393 or MKT 793 (graduate students) to your course cart and await further instructions from the internship office. Please note the deadline to apply to the course is listed as the last day to add a course from the University Academic Calendar for the respective quarter. 
  • Once your application is approved (from the department and your internship supervisor) you will gain access to enroll into the course via campus connect. You must enroll yourself into the course on campus connect.

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