College of Business
The Professional & Career Development Program


InternshipsYou will have a lot of ink on your resume before you graduate.

Each business student is required to complete two internships for academic credit.  Two internships are required and are a formal part of the curriculum for academic credit.  By contrast, most business schools don't even require one internship as a graduation requirement.  Student grades are determined by employer evaluations and written reports that are submitted to a professor.  The internships are 300 hours in length and require junior standing.

We have a full-time staff to assist within the department that helps students find job opportunities.  However, students must apply, seek interviews and pursue the internship on their own.  As you might expect, internships give students an advantage over the competition when it comes to looking for full-time employment upon graduation. 

The College of Business has a remarkable network of internship companies that expands every year.  We work with a network of over 2000 internship employers and are one of the top universities from which Johnson & Johnson recruits interns for its Leadership Development Programs.  

Students have interned with such companies as BKD, Delta Faucet, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Mutual, OneAmerica, PwC and Roche Diagnostics. To make sure we have the best internship fit for our students, we also work with nonprofit organizations such as the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the Arthritis Foundation and smaller, entrepreneurial companies.  Butler's campus is located just minutes from downtown Indianapolis, and the internship opportunities are vast. In addition, many students complete internships close to home and across the globe.

My internships with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the White House in Washington D.C. allowed me to experience real world challenges and skills in research and accounting systems. Thanks to the Career Development Program and my career mentor's hard work, I was able to acquire my internship experiences, and ultimately my career path.
Meghan Speidel, Class of 2009
Advisory Associate, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Between my two internships, I was able to experience and compare two different marketing aspects and business environments. Not only did my Target internship help me develop leadership and professional skills, but it led to a job offer... proving internships really do pay off!
Robb Barbauld, Class of 2009
Executive Team Leader, Target

The internship experience helped me decide which accounting route I wanted to take by allowing me to experience the different options in my field.  My internships at Ernst & Young and Conseco helped guide me so I now know where I am headed and where I want to end up.
Megan Galvin,
Bachelor Degree Class of 2009, Masters Degree Class of 2010
In 2010: Ernst & Young Audit Staff

Interning in Washington D.C. for the consulting firm KSC&W allowed me to experience a variety of jobs at all levels of the firm. My responsibilities included researching legislation, drafting letters to Congress, covering client and Hill meetings, and attending fundraisers and meet-and greet events with members of Congress. Leaving Butler, I felt prepared for the business world. 
Megan Kaskie, Class of 2008
Performance Analyst, Marquette Associates, Inc.
Member of Women Investment Professionals, Chicago