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 semester 2022 accepted an internship offer. Internship salaries averaged $27 per hour. The average length of an internship was 12 weeks. 81% of 2022 internships were in the business sector, and 19% 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

  • American Fiduciary Services LLC
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boeing
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Charles Schwab
  • City of Salem
  • Cloudera
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Deloitte
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Family Building Blocks
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (Freddie mac)
  • Garmin
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Key Bank
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Mercy Corps
  • MercyCorps Northwest
  • Micron Technology
  • Moss Adams
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Association of Television Program Executives
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Oregon Lottery
  • Oregon Media Production Association
  • Pacific Seafoods
  • Peace Corps
  • Power Oregon
  • Raytheon
  • Salem Art Association
  • Salem Health
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Tektronix
  • The Standard
  • US Department of Commerce
  • United Way
  • 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
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Quality Improvement Analyst
  • Data Analytics Intern
  • Digital Marketing Social Media 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
  • 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
  • Media Coordinator
  • Operations Intern
  • Operations of Change Management Intern
  • Operations & Policy Analyst
  • Outcomes Based Reporting Intern
  • Process Improvement Intern
  • Project Management Intern
  • Project Strategy Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Purchasing Contractor
  • Quality Analyst
  • Risk Management Intern
  • Social Media Marketing Intern
  • Supply Chain Security Analyst Support Intern
  • Sustainability Intern
  • Strategic Management Intern
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis Intern
  • Systems Analysis & Process Mapping Intern
  • Technical Community Strategy & Communications Intern
Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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