University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Employers: Hire an Intern

Select interns from a pool of high achieving and versatile students from Walton College. Our students, who major in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management are highly-talented, dedicated, and diverse.

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Post an Internship Opportunity

If your organization seeks to fill an internship or part-time student position, Walton Career Services can help! Contact us for for immediate consultation, or post your opportunities in our online job system, Handshake.

Walton Career Services supports a wide range of employers as they create, market, hire for, and evaluate their internship programs. Looking for a student with a specific skillset or aptitude? Get in touch.

Stories from our Interns

Walton students have begun documenting their internships.

Follow along as they gain professional, hands on experience while contributing their skills to various companies.

Student Intern Stories

A Guide: 6 Steps to Hiring Interns

Don't approach your internship program as an afterthought. Advance planning is key.

Read the guide we've assembled to help design your internship program, recruit the right interns, determine their compensation, and navigate legal issues.

Read The Guide

Posting Unpaid Internships

First, consult this fact sheet from the US Department of Labor: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act.

The fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay.

Additionally, to ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) definition, all the following criteria must be met:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student's academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

If these criteria are followed, it is the opinion of NACE that the experience can be considered a legitimate internship. If your unpaid internship meets the 7 criteria listed above, you can post the internship in our online job search system, Handshake. Follow our step-by-step employer guide to get started. 

Academic Credit for Internships

Students working at a job or internship that pertains to their business major or minor may be eligible to receive academic credit through Cooperative Education (Co-op). Students must meet the following academic eligibility requirements to participate in Co-op: GPA of 2.5 or above, junior or senior standing in the College, and completion of all pre-business core courses.

Benefits of Co-op to Your Organization:

  • You have access to a diverse labor pool of talented, skilled, motivated & committed workers.
  • You can meet your various staffing needs, including full-time, part-time, summer and seasonal.
  • You can evaluate the student's job performance prior to graduation and perhaps decide to make a full-time job offer.
  • You can invest in training the Co-op student, thus reducing training time upon full-time employment.
  • Co-op students maintain full-time University student status and advantages including health care benefits.
  • Students can evaluate the benefits of working in your company prior to accepting an offer for full-time employment.
  • The Walton College Co-op Coordinator serves as a partner to assist you and the student in making this a successful experience.
  • You gain excellent visibility and public relations on our campus.

On-going Co-op surveys indicate our students are eager to learn from the job, take on increasing levels of responsibility, and use their job knowledge, skills and academic theory to contribute to the Co-op Employer.

International Student Internships

Summer Internships: International students are eligible to work in the United States as summer interns with no additional expense or work on your part. The only requirement from your firm is an offer letter stating employment dates, location of employment, and description of employment duties. There is no requirement that U.S. citizen applicants be recruited for intern positions before international applicants.