Internships in Business

Collaboration. Mentorship. Exploration.

What is an Internship?
Potential employers are increasingly interested in hiring graduates who have had meaningful real-world business experience. Hilbert has long recognized the need to prepare its management students with hands-on, practical work experience while providing a valuable resource to businesses and organizations. All types of organizations offer business internships, from private businesses to banks to computer technology businesses.

Offered your senior year, you will receive credit for the internship class.This is your chance to make contributions to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.

Benefits of Doing an Internship
A management internship provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience in business before graduating.
  • Check out your interest in the field.
  • Clarify your interests, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Find out about additional job possibilities.
  • Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the organization where you intern.
  • Network with professionals in the business field.
  • Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
  • Bring classroom learning to life.
  • Increase your job marketability in the business field.
  • Narrow your focus and more closely define your career goals.


Internship Sites
Hilbert's partnership with many businesses and organizations provides various internship sites from which to choose. Among the internship sites Hilbert students have been placed are:

  • Alleyway Theater
  • American Express
  • Ellicott Development Co.
  • Federal Reserve
  • First Niagara Bank
  • Motorola
  • Nabisco, Inc.
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Rich Products
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Customs
  • Walt Disney World
  • Waring Financial Services


Who to Contact
To find our more about internship requirements and organizations offering internships in management, contact:

Wendy Edson
Chairperson, Professional Studies Department
155 Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext.401

Linda Bernstein
Professor of Business
127 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 216