Internships & Co-ops

Internships & co-ops are valuable tools in translating classroom theory to real-life skill. Through a partnership with the Department of Career Planning and Development, we have a dedicated internship and co-op advisor to guide you through the process.

Complete information is available through the Coles College of Business page at the Department of Career Planning and Development Website, including details by major.

Faculty & Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is an internship or co-op important?

 • Practical work experience in your field 
 • Develop relevant skills to become “work ready” after graduation 
 • Business Elective credits 
 • Discover and fine tune your career options 
 • Potential for a full-time position after graduation 

Quick Links 

Business Student Career Services 
Job & Internship Fairs
Department of Career Planning and Development 

Questions? Ready to Make an Appointment? Contact Us! 

Department of Career Planning and Development: 470-578-6555 
Online @

Internship or Co-op? 

Internships & Co-ops serve different purposes for different people. Which option is right for you? 

  • Who is eligible?
    Juniors, seniors, and graduate students
    Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and
    graduate students 
  • Is there a GPA requirement? 
    A 3.0 GPA is required. 
    A 2.5 GPA is required.* 
  • Is there just one type?

    Yes, there is 1 model of internship 

    No, there are multiple models that can
    be adapted to your situation. 
  • How long will it last? 
    Usually a 1 semester assignment 
    Work 2+ semesters with the same
  • Do I need to be accepted
    into Coles College? 
  • Will I be paid? 
    Is usually, but not always, paid

    Yes, though the form of payment may vary 

  • How will the on the job
    experience help me? 
    Work in a position that directly
    relates to your major 
    Gives the younger student an
    opportunity to explore their field 

*Accounting requires ACCT 3100 with a “C” or better 

Get Started!

1. Make sure you meet the Coles College Academic requirements 
2. Check the major specific requirements  
3. Complete the online application

Your Professional Life Starts Here 

Our interns work at some of the top companies in Atlanta, including Coca-Cola, UPS, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Ernst & Young, KPMG, IBM, Turner Broadcasting, Porsche, SunTrust Banks, and Wells Fargo. 

As an intern or co-op student, you are a representative of KSU and Coles College of Business. Show the business community how we shine!