MAcc Internships for Credit

MAcc internships facilitate meaningful career progression for MAcc students. An internship provides the student with an opportunity to extend what they have learned in the classroom and helps them determine which career path in accounting they want to pursue. Performance in an internship can transition into a job offer or it can serve as a reference for a full-time job application. Many firms will not hire an accounting graduate without an internship.

MAcc internships are available at public accounting firms, large and small private businesses and select governmental agencies. Most internships at public accounting firms are available in the Spring semester. There are also a limited number of opportunities during the summer. A student who has a part-time job doing accounting-related work may earn internship credits.

We actively encourage internships for MAcc students. If you'd like additional assistance after reviewing the resources on this page, please contact the Internship Office.

If you need help finding an internship please email cobinternships@mnsu.edu or schedule an appointment by calling 507-389-2963.

Internship Qualifications:

1. 120 hours of work is equivalent to three credit hours of internship.

2. The job duties in the position must primarily be accounting or accounting-related (80% or more).

3. The person you report to, or your company mentor, should be in an accounting, or acounting-related field.

Important Note: Email the job description to cobinternships@mnsu.edu if you are unsure whether your internship qualifies or not.

INTERN COMPLETES

1. Letter of Introduction

One-page letter briefly summarizing your background and your internship goals. This letter should be written in a similar format to that of a standard cover letter and be addressed to the MAcc Director

2. Goals Statement

One-page paper including one paragraph for each goal type below:

  • Personal goals - short-term (within one year) and long-term (five years or more).
  • Career goals - short-term (within one year) and long-term (five years or more).
  • Internship goals: a detailed list of objectives for the internship that identify what you are trying to accomplish by doing an internship.

3. DARS Report

Access your DARS. Copy and paste this document into Word before attaching to your application.

INTERN GATHERS FROM EMPLOYER

4. Job Description (From Employer)

This document lists your duties and the projects you'll work on during your internship.

5. Internship Offer Letter (From Employer)

Letter should be written on company letterhead and include your start date, end date, and number of hours you'll work each week.

Obtaining Permission to Register 

1. Log in to your COB Internships account using your StarID and password.

2. Click “Experiential Learning” from the menu on the left side of the page. 

3. Click the purple “Add New ” button.

4. Complete all required fields.

5. Click “Add Attachment” at the bottom of the application to upload the required documents.

6. Choose “Save as Draft” if you wish to come back and make changes to the application before submitting it.

7. Click “Submit” once your application is complete.

8. Email the MAcc Director letting them know you submitted your application.

Important Note: If you haven’t received confirmation of your application within one week of submitting your application, please reach out to the MAcc Director.

 

APPLY NOW

Register

Once you have gotten permission, register for the course in eServices.

MAcc 670 (Up to 4 credits) — MAcc Internship Credit
Satisfies one of the elective courses required by a MAcc student. You will have to pay for these credits like any other class.

If you have questions about registering please email cobinternships@mnsu.edu

Before your internship ends and you are able to receive a passing grade, you must complete the following. 

1. Stangler Internship Initiative Modules

  • Complete the Stangler Internship Initiative modules on D2L.
  • It is highly encouraged to complete them before your internship starts to be prepared for the professional workplace from day one!
  • You must complete the modules before you can receive a final grade.

2. Final Employer Evaluation

  • Your employer will receive an email with a link to the evaluation.
  • This email will go out 3 weeks before the end of the semester and must be completed before the end of your internship.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to remind their supervisor to complete this evaluation. If your supervisor needs a new copy of the evaluation link, email cobinternships@mnsu.edu. Please suggest to your supervisor to check their spam folders.

3. Final Self Evaluation, Program Evaluation, and Semester Report Surveys

  • Access the surveys from the Experiential Learning page of your account.
  • You can access these surveys as early as 3 weeks before the end of the semester. They must be completed before the semester ends, regardless of when your specific internship ends.
  • You must complete all of the surveys before you can receive a final grade.

4. Final Written Paper

Important Note: You will not receive any information for the internship course on D2L. Everything will be processed through our internship website. 

Important Note: If the semester ends before the end of your internship, you will receive an IP (In Progress) grade until you have completed all of the requirements. 

If you have any questions, email the MAcc Director or cobinternships@mnsu.edu