What does Brother Henry J. Erying say about internships?

General information about university requirements and registration for internships can be found on the BYU-Idaho Internship page.


Students must be registered for Business Management or Marketing internships BEFORE the third week of school. Past experience will generally not be counted towards an internship. Business Management and Marketing students are to complete 2 internships: B 298 and B 398 for Business Management, and MKT 298 and MKT 398 for Marketing. 

All internships must be pre-approved and registered for before the student begins the internship experience. If you are in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you will need approval and work authorization from International Services before starting an internship.

The student is responsible to:

    • Complete necessary prereqs for the internship experience.
    • Find an internship/job opportunity.
    • Read the instructions.
    • Go to the BYU-Idaho  Internship site and complete the Initial Internship Approval paperwork as outlined under  How do I register?
    • Ensure employer/internship provider registers online and signs the Master Internship Agreement with BYU-Idaho.
    • When the internship is approved, the BYU-Idaho Internship Office will send you an email letting you know you can register yourself for the internship.
    • If a student doesn't complete his or her homework assignments, he or she will not pass the internship and therefore not be eligible to graduate.


Please note the following:

B298R - Introductory Internship

  • Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks)
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week
  • 105 hours = 1 credit, 180 hours = 2 credits, 270 hours = 3 credits
  • No direct sales companies, work from home or home offices
  • The purpose of the internship is to give you exposure to how a business runs and operates
  • No pre-requisites, but it is strongly advised that you complete this course before IBC

B398R - Advanced Internship

  • Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks)
  • Minimum of 20 hours per week
  • At least 270 hours
  • You may choose 1-3 credits
  • No direct sales companies, work from home, home offices, or on campus
  • This internship should be more project-driven, heavily related to your major, and a position that would typically require a 4-year degree

MKT 298R - Introductory Internship

  • Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks)
  • Minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Internships are 1 credit
  • No direct sales companies, work from home or home offices
  • The purpose of the internship is to give you exposure to how a business runs and operates
  • No pre-requisites, but it is strongly advised that you complete this course before IBC

MKT 398R - Advanced Internship

  • Work at least half of an academic semester (7 weeks)
  • Minimum of 20 hours per week
  • At least 270 hours
  • Internships are 1 credit
  • No direct sales companies, work from home, home offices, or on campus
  • This internship should be more project-driven, heavily related to your major, and a position that would typically require a 4-year degree