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

98% of Willamette MBA students seeking an internship for summer 2019 accepted an internship offer. Internship salaries averaged $20.84 per hour. The average length of an internship was 12 weeks. 73% of 2019 internships were in the business sector, and 27% were in government or non-profit organizations. 

Industries included accounting, consulting, financial services, technology, logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, social services, law, electronics, real estate, nonprofit, international trade, government and telecommunications.

Functions included marketing, strategic planning, international trade, data analytics, logistics, operations, human resources, finance, human resources, business development, process improvement, auditing, planning, compliance, auditing, consulting, supply chain, research, investments, and project management. 

Students completed internships in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Florida and Georgia.

Several students have already received job offers from their summer internship employer, and will begin working full-time after completion of their MBA degree. In addition, many students will participate in part-time internships during the academic year.

Internships provide important opportunities 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.


A Sample of Recent Internship Employers

  • 3M
  • Ashland Partners
  • Astra Business Women Alliance
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Charles Schwab
  • Cloudera
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Deloitte
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Family Building Blocks
  • Garten Services, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mercy Corps
  • MercyCorps Northwest
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mountain West Investment Corporation
  • Nike, Inc.
  • North Santiam Watershed Council
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Oregon Office of the State Information Officer
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Oregon Lottery
  • Oregon Media Production Association
  • Power Oregon
  • Raytheon
  • Salem Health
  • Salem Keizer Education Foundation
  • Special Olympics USA 2018
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Tektronix
  • US Commercial Service
  • Wieden & Kennedy
  • Willamette Humane Society

A Sample of Recent Internship Titles

  • Audit Intern
  • Benefits Accounting Intern
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Operation Officer
  • Capital Market Analyst
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Quality Improvement Analyst
  • Data Analytics Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Diversity and Inclusion Intern
  • E-Commerce Marketing Specialist
  • Economic Development Research Intern
  • Employee Engagement Partner
  • Financial Advising Summer Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Sustainability Intern
  • Governance and Strategic Initiatives Intern
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Resource Data Analytics and Business Analyst
  • Human Resource Specialist Intern
  • Human Resource Business Partner Intern
  • International Trade Intern
  • Marketing & Communication Intern
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing & Systems Management
  • Operations Intern
  • Operations & Policy Analyst
  • Outcomes Based Reporting Intern
  • Process Improvement Intern
  • Project Management Intern
  • Project Strategy Intern
  • Quality Analyst
  • Real Estate Project Analyst
  • Risk Management Intern
  • Social Media Marketing Intern
  • Supply Chain Security Analyst Support Intern
  • Sustainability Intern
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis Intern
  • Systems Analysis & Process Mapping Intern
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MBA Career Management

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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