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.

The College of Business requires that you register for the term when you are doing your internship. You cannot earn credit retroactively for an internship that is already complete.

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

 

Internship Qualifications: 

  1. 45 hours of work is equivalent to one credit hour 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 accounting-related field.

 

Unsure If an Internship Qualifies?  Email the job description to cobinternships@mnsu.edu. 

*Use the following format for labeling ALL internship documents: LastnameFirstname_nameofdocument 

 

1. Goals Statement 

In a one-page letter briefly summarize your academic and professional background, your career goals, and your internship objectives. The internship objectives are the specific things you hope to learn, experience, and achieve by doing this internship. This letter should be written in a format similar to a standard cover letter and be addressed to the MAcc Director. 

2. Job Description (From Employer) 
This document lists your duties and the projects you'll work on during your internship. 

3. Internship Offer Letter (From Employer) 
Letter should be written on company letterhead and include your start date, end date, and number of hours you will work each week. 

  1. Log into Handshake Experiences. If you’ve never been on Handshake, follow the instructions to get started.
  2. Click on “Submit An Experience”.
  3. Fill out the "Submit An Experience" form and click “Create Experience” at the bottom.
  4. Click “New Attachment” under Attachments on the left of the page to upload the required documents (see Step 2 above).
  5. Email your MAcc Director to notify them that you submitted your application.

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 for the MAcc program. 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 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 be sent 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 Student Evaluation 

·       You will receive an email with a link to the evaluation. 

·       This email will be sent 3 weeks before the end of the semester and must be         completed before the end of your internship. 

·       If you need a new copy of the evaluation link, email cobinternships@mnsu.edu. 

 

4. Final Written Paper 

·              Click here for the final paper guidelines.

·      The report should be typed and meet collegiate writing standards. Both the content of the final report and the quality of your writing will affect your grade which will be given by your MAcc Director. 

 

·      The final paper must be uploaded to Handshake Experiences. Click “View Details” under your internship, then “New Attachment” on the left side. 

 

Important Notes:

·      You will not receive any information for the internship course on D2L. Everything will be processed through Handshake Experiences 

·      All internship course requirements are due the Friday before Finals Week. If your internship continues after the semester ends and you will not be able to complete the requirements by the deadline, email cobinternships@mnsu.edu to arrange an alternate deadline

 

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