Internships & Co-ops

Your Professional Business Career Starts Here! 

Our interns work at some of the top companies in Atlanta, including Coca-Cola, UPS, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Ernst & Young, KPMG, IBM, Turner Broadcasting, Porsche, SunTrust Banks, and Wells Fargo. As an intern or co-op student, you are a representative of KSU and Coles College of Business. Get ready to show the business community how we shine!

Internships & co-ops are valuable tools in translating classroom theory to real-life skills. Through a partnership with the Department of Career Planning and Development, we have a dedicated internship and co-op advisor to guide you through the process.

Why is an internship or co-op important?

  • Practical work experience in your field
  • Develop relevant skills to become “work ready” after graduation
  • Business Elective credits
  • Discover and fine tune your career options
  • Potential for a full-time position after graduation 

Quick Links 

Questions? Ready to Make an Appointment? Contact Us! 

Department of Career Planning and Development: 470-578-6555 
Online @

Internship or Co-op?

Internships & Co-ops serve different purposes for different people. Let's find out which option is right for you! 

Who is eligible?
Juniors, seniors, and graduate business students Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and
graduate business students 
Is there a GPA requirement? 

A 3.0 GPA is required.  A 2.5 GPA is required.* 
Is there just one type?

Yes, there is 1 model of internship  No, there are multiple models that can
be adapted to your situation. 
How long will it last? 

Usually a 1 semester assignment  Work 2+ semesters with the same
Do I need to be accepted
into Coles College? 
Yes No
Will I be paid?  Is usually, but not always, paid Yes, though the form of payment may vary 
How will the on the job
experience help me? 
Work in a position that directly
relates to your major 
Gives the younger student an
opportunity to explore their field 

*Accounting requires ACCT 3100 with a “C” or better 

Let's Get Started!

1. Make sure you meet the Coles College Academic requirements 
2. Check the major specific requirements  
3. Complete the online application