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Business Scholars Program

Apply Your Skills: The Project-Based Internship

A carefully chosen, successful internship is the perfect complement to the BSP's rigorous academic program. The internship lets Scholars try on a career to see how well it really fits and to obtain in-depth experience and credentials in the field of their choice. 

Typically, internships take place in the summer between the junior and senior years. In the fall of the junior year, eligible Scholars will begin working with the BSP Director of Internships to identify appropriate internship hosts. This process ensures that the host fits with the student's career aspirations and has a core project that will result in meaningful, resume-building accomplishments. 

Host organizations include business, not-for-profit, and government organizations. In many situations the interns will be paid by the host.  In situations where the host cannot pay the intern such as with many not-for-profit organizations, Hanover College will provide the Scholar a stipend.

Each Scholar intern will work with a faculty advisor to prepare for their internship.  The advisor stays in contact throughout the internship and typically visits the internship site at least once during the internship to make sure the internship is going as planned and to discuss what the Scholar is learning about themselves and their career interests.

The BSP offers an internship to all majors and minors who hold a 3.0 GPA at the conclusion of Fall Term, Junior year. Some examples of our past internships have included:

  • Pricing Strategy: research and report on new product or service introduction
  • Design and implement a consumer satisfaction survey, including recommendations
  • Research and recommend software for application in accounting, manufacturing, POS (point-of-sale)
  • Research and report on available benefits package cost and feasibility; include employee survey