College of Business
The Professional & Career Development Program

Employer Resources

Employer Resources HomeNot just students benefit from the internship program. Through the partnership with Butler, participating companies gain motivated employees who are ready to learn and eager to participate. Students bring fresh ideas and new perspectives, enabling organizations to stay in touch with current trends and expectations of the upcoming workforce.

Hiring a Butler student builds a mutually beneficial relationship between employer and student. If you are interested in starting an internship program, we have some suggestions! Employers will need to fill out an information form and should also read the supervisor guideline sheet. If you are interested in partnering with Butler University, please contact the Career Development Office at 317/940-9715 or

Why a Butler Student

  • Year round source of highly motivated pre-professionals.
  • Students bring new perspectives to old problems.
  • Visibility of your organization is increased on campus.
  • Quality candidates for temporary or seasonal positions and projects.
  • Proven, cost-effective way to recruit and evaluate potential employees.
  • Company image in the community is enhanced through contributing expertise to the educational enterprise.

General Guidelines


Salary decisions are left up to the employer. However, the average hourly rate for students is $10-12/hour. Remember that employers are competing for quality students. While this is a learning experience for a student, you are also asking someone to work and contribute to your organization for 20 to 40 hours per week.


Students typically work part-time (around 20-25 hours per week) during the fall or spring semester, however fulltime opportunities during the school year can be considered. Students are required to work a minimum of 300 hours for each internship.


  • Establish job responsibilities at the beginning of the work period.
  • Prepare a job description and offer an adequate orientation to the student.
  • Challenge students with projects requiring thought, imagination, and common sense as well as application of business concepts.
  • Relate job assignments as much as possible to career goals.
  • Designate a skilled professional to supervise the student.
  • Encourage questions.
  • Complete the supervisor evaluation at the end of the work experience.
  • Provide appropriate compensation.