Internship Examples

Business Internship Examples

NOTE: These examples may help you search for internships (using key words) in internship and job portals. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. In the process of searching for internships, these descriptions may provide key words that lead you to "hits"/internship leads that might be more in line with your interests or intended career path.  These descriptions are meant to be only a starting point.

Type of Internship/Keyword
Field of study/Major
Public Accounting Intern
Accounting interns that work within a public accounting firm typically specialize in either audit or tax.  
General accounting or internal auditing Intern
Accounting internships are also common in other organizations such as banks, manufacturers, and government.  Internal auditing internships are another popular accounting internship.
Accounting or finance
Administrative Intern
Some internships require a variety of administrative or support functions in an office. Duties might include organizing and collecting data needed for programs and projects, monitoring project calendars, ensuring projects are on schedule and on budget, making phone calls on behalf of senior management team.  Strong writing, computer and communication skills usually required.
Accounting, finance, marketing, and non-business majors in the liberal arts areas.
Advertising Intern
Advertising and marketing internships with media or advertising agencies help students gain work experience and an understanding of the operations of advertising and marketing firms.
Marketing, advertising, Communications.
Banking  Intern
A variety of internships exist in banking including interning as a branch manager/trainee, credit analysis, internal audit, and functional areas such as accounting, human resource management.
All business majors and liberal arts
Communications Intern
Usually work with a marketing communications team.  Write press releases and media announcements. Prepare and proofread communications materials. Track and analyze media coverage and marketing campaigns.
Communications or Marketing
Credit Analyst Intern
Responsible for credit investigation of perspective customers, database management and maintaining credit files. Interact with Sales and Collection departments related to credit investigation process.  Prepare credit files for management review.
Finance and accounting
Development/fundraising Intern
Development/fundraising intern's work for nonprofits and help collect, evaluate, and organize information about individuals, companies, and foundations to assist in the identification, rating, stewardship, and solicitation efforts.  Includes using analytics and tracking of research data.
Event Planning Intern
Interns create invitation lists, research venue and catering options, follow up with invitees before and after the event.
Financial Analysis and Corporate Financial Planning Intern
Planning and forecasting, peer bank analysis, and prepare business cases, and perform Excel modeling.
Financial Valuation Intern Intern
Perform tasks related to the financial analysis and valuation of business enterprises, stock or other equity interests, intellectual property and real estate valuation.  Understanding of and ability to compute financial ratios and perform comparisons among various comparable companies. 
Finance and accounting
Government (Municipal) Intern
Assists with the preparation, compilation and monitoring of the municipality's budget.  Conducts surveys, research, and analysis of various citywide and agency related budget issues.  Assist in the preparation of forecasts, reports, manuals and databases. May attend council and community meetings as needed.
Public administration, management, and business administration
Hospitality Intern
Perform tasks and learn supportive functions in an assigned department in hotels.
Hospitality, management, and business administration
Human Resources Intern
Assist the HR Director or other HR staff in the day to day HR duties as well as developing resources and tools for employees. Assist with recruiting, hiring, and training new employees.  Develop and documents company policies. 
Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, Organizational Development, Labor Relations
IT/MIS Intern
Provide technical support; perform PC installation, configuration, administration and hardware and software troubleshooting .Troubleshoot printers, laptops and PC issues. Decommission equipment.
Conduct IT Intro for new hires. Spyware, malware, and virus monitoring, remove and cleanup. Maintain inventory of all equipment, software and software licenses.
Logistics Intern
Interact with and provide support to Logistics staff to achieve department objectives. Participate in sourcing, negotiation, and analytical processes. Partner with internal customers to identify, implement and document cost savings and process improvement initiatives. Conduct industry and/or supplier analysis.
Supply chain management, production and operations management
Marketing Research Intern
Find marketing research information, synthesize it and provide clear, concise market research reports. Assist Sales Management with customer relationship management (CRM) reporting.
Marketing, communications, and English
Marketing Intern
Marketing interns might work on a variety of projects to support the marketing function of an entity.  Increasingly these duties and activities involve social network marketing. Skills involve proficiency in Microsoft Office, strong communication & interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and ability to work comfortably both independently and in a team environment
Museum Operations Intern
Assist with administrative duties and other day to day tasks. Work on projects; assist with special exhibitions, museum store, front desk, and fundraising.
Management, marketing, business administration and nonbusiness majors such as English and History.
Public Relations Intern
Support all aspects of media relations, including media monitoring, writing, editing and proofreading press releases, photo database management and a variety of administrative tasks.
Marketing, English, Journalism
Real Estate Intern
Interns in the real estate field can help support a real estate brokerage office or a real estate appraisal business.
Business or Finance, or  Real Estate-related courses
Retail Operations Intern
Interns could perform a variety of functions including assisting in sales and metric reporting for outlets, aid in new store set up, update presentations and documents, assist in store operations.  Skills include Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), past retail experience, detailed orientated, analytical skills, and multi-tasking ability.
Marketing, management, business administration, liberal arts majors.
Social Media
Help to maintain a social media presence. Utilize SEO, social media management, research, writing, and presentation skills.
MIS, marketing, and social network marketing
Sports (Professional)  Marketing Intern
Coordinate promotions and events with the marketing department, and providing support for game day activities including – scoreboard messages, clinics, premiums/giveaways.
Sports (Professional) Event Planner Intern
Assist with daily general office duties and operational needs of the Events department. Involvement with coordinating event services with multiple departments, including but not limited to, Operations, Catering, Marketing, Parking, Merchandise, Premium Sales, Corporate Partnerships, Broadcasting, Facility Services, Security, and IT to ensure effective cross-group communication of event details
Marketing , Sports Marketing, and Sports Management
Sports Venue Tour Intern
Provide tours of professional sports stadiums and interact with both small and large groups. Learn the business of tours and events including sales, booking, and coordinating of tour events, as well as the execution of events.
Various nonbusiness majors, communications, and marketing.
Stock and Bond Brokerage Intern
Shadow brokers in the office to see how they conduct business with clients. Assist clients that come to the branch for assistance. Utilize quote system to communicate information regarding stocks and bonds to clients. Process stock and bond certificates and deposit.
Finance, marketing and business administration
Web Analytics Intern
Prepare web traffic reports and work with dashboards. Utilize web analytics tools to calculate web metrics, perform web site analysis, user behavioral analysis and marketing promotions productivity. Support promotional campaigns utilizing analytics tools to create effective campaigns.
MIS and marketing
Web Development Intern
Assist Web Developer in updating web pages, editing, obtain and ready photos for web use, prepare other content for web use, and entering data into databases for use on web pages.