Experiential Learning & Student Internships

Allegheny Economics Students, Faculty & Staff Complete a Tour of Bloomberg during 2016 Major City Trip
Allegheny Economics Students, Faculty & Staff Complete a Tour of Bloomberg during 2016 Major City Trip

Experiential learning encompasses a wide variety of extracurricular learning experiences

An internship enables students to gain valuable, practical experience that they can use later in their careers. Students get the opportunity to work on real projects that impact the success of a company or social service organization.  An internship is the first step in building the student’s business network.

Academic Credit

The Center for Business & Economics offers internship opportunities that may qualify for Academic Credit. Whether the student chooses an In-Semester or a Summer Internship, the goal of earning academic credits is to challenge the student to place this experience into an academic, analytical context.  Academic credit  does not prevent the student from being paid if the internship is structured as a paid internship. Learn more at Economics 529 – Internships Requirements For Academic Credit.

Local Internships Available during  Fall & Spring Semesters

These local internships provide students with high-value experience by enabling them to take advantage of an internship experiences during the semester. The companies who provide these opportunities are located within walking distance, driving distance or a short bus ride from the campus.

Summer Internships

In 2016, Economics students traveled all over the world to experience professional life in their area of interest. From India to Massachusetts, Montana to New York City, Economics majors are heavily recruited for their acumen in fields such as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship and econometrics.

Job Shadowing

Many students might be interested in a particular career, but are uncertain if they want to commit to an internship. The Economics department has business connections with professionals all over the world – students can spend the day and get a first-hand view of  a day in the life of a professional.

Major City Trip for Juniors and Seniors

These trips expose students to the daily business world in the banking and financial services industries. The goal is to enable students to explore the kinds of careers young professionals are entering into, as well as the opportunity to meet and network with our distinguished alumni.