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Cooperative Education: Internship 404 and Practicum 409 online courses

Internships can involve a wide range of business activities depending on the company. Your internship experience is “learning by doing” and reinforces your academic training, making you more qualified to land a future position in your chosen career. Students may earn academic credit for their internships and typically earn financial compensation.

The online internship course (1 credit, 2 credits, or 4 credits, pass/no pass) is currently offered as:

  • ACTG 404
  • FIN 404
  • MGMT 404 
  • ISQA 404

*MKTG 404 is coordinated by Tom Gillpatrick, tomg@pdx.edu

    Here are the steps to earn credit for your internship through the online course:

    • Secure an internship position 
    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Be enrolled in the School of Business
    • If approved, submit verification of your internship
    • Complete the requirements for the course 


    To find internships, check out Handshake. You can also sign up for email notifications of internship and job openings with Handshake. 

    Want examples of internships for business majors? Read more here


    The Practicum

    If you have an existing job and would like to earn academic credit for your professional experience, the online practicum class may be for you. You must complete a special project/stretch assignment at your place of employment that is applicable to your major and takes an extra 10 hours/week (throughout the term) above and beyond your standard job duties. The practicum is offered as MGMT 409 (4 credits only, pass/no pass).

    Application period for 404 and 409 begins one week before registration opens and ends one week before the term starts.

    Questions? Visit the FAQ page.


     Internships for International Students

    For more information on internships for international students, visit the Office of International Affairs: International Student Services office in 101 East Hall. Information about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is available on their website.