Internships

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, 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.

98% of Willamette MBA students who were seeking a summer internship accepted an internship offer for summer 2017. Internship salaries averaged $21.55 per hour ($862 per week). The average length of an internship was 12 weeks. Several students have already received a job offer 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 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.

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

A Sample of Recent Internship Employers

  • Ashland Partners
  • Astra Business Women Alliance
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bach West
  • Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Center for Community Innovation
  • Charles Schwab
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Commercial Properties of Maui
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Deloitte
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • GMM Grammy Public Company Ltd.
  • Garten Services, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mentor Graphics
  • MercyCorps Northwest
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Oregon Office of the State Information Officer
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Lottery
  • Pacific Seafoods
  • Power Oregon
  • Salem Health
  • Salem Keizer Education Foundation
  • Sensoria, Inc.
  • Tektronix
  • Vulcan, Inc.
  • 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
  • Community Investment Trust Intern
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Quality Improvement Analyst
  • Development Intern
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • E-Commerce Marketing Specialist
  • Economic Development Research Intern
  • Financial Advising Summer Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Sustainability Intern
  • Global Employer Service Intern
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Human Resource Specialist Intern
  • Human Resource Generalist Intern
  • Marketing & Communication Intern
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing & Systems Management
  • Operations & Policy Analyst
  • Outcomes Based Reporting Intern
  • Process Improvement Intern
  • Project Strategy Intern
  • Real Estate Project Analyst
  • Risk Management Intern
  • Social Media Marketing & Sales Consultant
  • Social Media Marketing Intern
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis Intern
  • Systems Analysis & Process Mapping Intern