Internship Report

Willamette MBA students have the rare opportunity to participate in up to three semesters of approved internship experiences. This means eligible students can participate in a full-time internship in the summer between the first and second year of study, a part-time internship during fall semester of the second year, and a part-time internship during spring semester of the second year of the MBA program.

Internships provide an important opportunity to apply what you have learned in your MBA courses, explore your career interests, build your resume of real-world experience, and develop your professional network! And, because most internships are paid, they provide a source of income that helps students fund their educational and living expenses.

Students seeking an internship for the summer of 2014 did very well, with more than 90% of students accepting a summer internship offer.

Several students who participated in the internship program in the summer of 2014 have already received offers of professional employment from their internship employer and will begin working full-time after completion of their MBA.

Internship projects involved a variety of functions including business development, supply chain management, human resources, project management, investments, ecommerce, accounting, strategic finance, marketing, data analysis, information technology, etc.

Eighty-one percent of internships were paid internships. Salaries averaged $17.77 per hour which equals $710.80 per week. The average length of an internship was 12 weeks.

A Sample of Recent Internship Employers

  • Aequitas Capital
  • AKT LLP
  • Avenade
  • Adidas
  • Aramco
  • Ashland Partners & Company LLP
  • Banfield Pet Hospital (Headquarters)
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Cascade Employers Association
  • D.A. Davidson
  • Daimler
  • Deloitte
  • Edward Jones
  • Ecotrust of Oregon
  • FORD
  • Family Building Blocks
  • Galeno Biopharma
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Glory Bee Foods
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • HR Answers
  • Insights Now
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intuit Small Business
  • KPMG
  • Legacy Health System
  • Made in Oregon
  • Marine Corps Family Foundation
  • Market Strategies International
  • Mercy Corps NW
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • MTC Works
  • National Education Association
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • New York City - Lower Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nestle
  • Northwest News Network
  • Northwest Mutual
  • Oregon Business Development Department
  • Oregon Community Health Information Network
  • Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Housing and Community Services
  • Oregon Public Employee Retirement System
  • Oregon House Minority Office
  • PG&E
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Providence Health and Services
  • Radah Consulting
  • Raytheon Company
  • Rubicon International
  • Salem Keizer Education Foundation
  • Santa Fe Business Incubator
  • Siltronic Corp
  • Sparkloft Media
  • T-Mobile
  • Target Corporation Executive Management Program
  • The Standard
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Willamette Humane Society
  • World Vision, and more ...

A Sample of Recent Internship Titles

  • Business Advisor
  • Business Planner
  • Social Media Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Asset Management Intern
  • International Trade Intern
  • Operations Intern
  • Business Solution NAFTA Intern
  • Business Solutions Consultant
  • Strategy Intern
  • IT Strategic Planner
  • Asset Management Research Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Intern
  • Viral Marketing Intern
  • Audit Intern
  • Sustainability Intern
  • Global Branding & Marketing Intern
  • Consumer Data Analyst
  • Risk Assurance Intern
  • Human Resources Business Analyst
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Business Development Intern
  • Volunteer and Development Intern
  • Accounting Technician
  • HR Intern
  • International Business Development Intern
  • International Trade Compliance Intern
  • Operational Efficiency Intern
  • Economic Analyst
  • Financial Analyst Intern
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Compensation/Classification Analyst
  • Sustainability Purchasing Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Product Development Intern
  • Executive Team Intern
  • IT Global Intern
  • New Market Development Intern
  • Organizational Development Intern
  • E-commerce Intern,
  • Supply Chain Security Analyst,
  •  and more