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 the summer or fall 2021 semester accepted an internship offer. Internship salaries averaged $19.19 per hour. The average length of an internship was 11 weeks. 82% of 2021 internships were in the business sector, and 18% were in government or non-profit organizations. 

Industries included accounting, consulting, financial services, technology, logistics, manufacturing, human and social services, electronics, real estate, education, international trade, and government.

Functions included marketing, strategic planning, data analytics, operations, human resources, finance, process improvement, auditing, planning, compliance, business analysis, sustainability, investments, and project management. 

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
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • 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
  • Garmin
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hydro Flask – Helen of Troy
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mercy Corps
  • MercyCorps Northwest
  • Moss Adams
  • 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 Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Oregon Lottery
  • Oregon Media Production Association
  • Peace Corps
  • Power Oregon
  • Raytheon
  • Salem Art Association
  • Salem Health
  • Salem Keizer Education Foundation
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Tektronix
  • The Standard
  • US Commercial Service
  • United Way
  • Wieden & Kennedy
  • Willamette Humane Society

A Sample of Recent Internship Titles

  • Affordable Housing Development Intern
  • 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
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Diversity and Inclusion Intern
  • E-Commerce Marketing Specialist
  • Economic Development Research Intern
  • Employee Engagement Partner
  • Employee Wellness Intern
  • 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
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Purchasing Contractor
  • 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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Early Career and Career Change MBA

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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