Internship Policy

Graduate business students who obtain internships and wish to apply them toward their program may do so only after they have completed all of their prerequisite and core courses, except for students enrolled in the M.S.G.F. degree program (unless restricted by compliance regulations for international students). 

Prior to completing an internship, students should meet with their advisor to determine if their degree program allows for internship credit, and if so, which program requirements it fulfills. 

  • M.B.A. students may receive internship course credit for a maximum of two internships. Regular per-credit tuition fees apply.
  • M.S. students may receive internship course credit for a maximum of one internship if their degree program allows.
  • M.S.G.F. degree program students may receive internship course credit for a maximum of two internships.

To complete a three-credit internship during the fall or spring term, students should: 

  1. Obtain an internship application form from the Office of Graduate Advising.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Gain approval from the area chair and one full-time professor from the academic area most closely related to the internship.
  4. Return the form to the front desk of the Office of Graduate Advising.

For summer internships, students must contact their advisor to be registered for the internship course from the appropriate area of study. 

Internships for International Students

All international students wishing to complete an internship for credit must abide by the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) instructions provided by the Office for International Services (OIS). To apply for CPT, complete the Gabelli School CPT Form available on fordhamsac.com, and your academic advisor will be in touch to confirm your application and submit it to OIS for processing.

You may not begin work before receiving authorization from OIS. Please expect and allow processing time of 1-2 business days for the Office of Graduate Advising to have your application prepared for OIS. Then expect and allow 7-10 business days for OIS to review and issue authorization; OIS will notify you when your new I-20 is processed and ready for pick-up or mailing. The start and end dates of your internship must be indicated in your employment offer letter, occur within the semester dates outlined in the academic calendar for the semester in which you will complete your internship, and allow the above stated time for processing. If your internship will take place over multiple academic semesters, you should prepare to resubmit your application in preparation for the consecutive semester for seamless continuation of your internship.

Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your academic advisor. Please note that if your application is underway with OIS and you have waited the appropriate 7-10 business days of processing time after your academic advisor has sent your application to OIS to complete your request, you should direct your questions to ois@fordham.edu.