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What does the business major need in order to gain a “tremendous edge” as she moves from the intellectually stimulating environment provided by Mount Saint Mary’s University into today’s competitive job? To answer that question, the Business Administration Department at Mount St. Mary's University has established an internship program providing our advanced business majors an off-campus learning experience in the business world so they might:

  • relate academic work with their career objectives
  • develop networks with practicing business professionals
  • develop relationships with potential employers

The program is designed to supplement the student's academic studies by providing practical experience to make their educational program more meaningful. Increasingly, presidents of corporations say you need comprehensive skills often found in a liberal arts program: the ability to think critically, solve problems, communicate well, and be an effective member of a team. Further, most employers (87.2 percent) interviewed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) said their new hires do have internship or co-op experiences. Nearly 40 percent of interns are offered full-time jobs upon graduation.

Differing from the typical temporary summer job, an internship tends to be within the student’s major area of study, include college credit, and require evaluation from both employer and a senior faculty member within the Business Administration Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University. 

Companies Recently Sponsoring Mount Saint Mary’s University Student Interns Include:


  • Aflac
    Ameriprise Financial
    Anschutz Entertainment: L.A. Kings, Staples Center
    Bank of America
    Burbank Tax
    CBS Radio
    Centurion Casualty: Beverly Hills
    Clearstone Venture Partners
    Deloitle & Touche Accounting
    Desert Sands Unified School District
    Dorling Kindersley Publishing: London, England
    Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley
    Enterprise Rent-a-Car
    Ernst & Young
    F. Garcia & Sons, Inc.
    Formula Plastics
    Fox Sports West Network
    Jas Computer Company
    Juicy Couture Maternity Wear
    Kaiser Permanente
    KCBS Marketing of CBS Radio
    KPMG Accounting
    Los Angeles City
  • Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs
    Los Angeles - Guangzhou Sister City Association
    Los Angeles Unified School District
    LTA Clothing: serving Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe
    Mar Point Management
    Mattel Corporation
    Merrill Lynch
    New York Life Insurance
    Oaktree/ Claremont Real Estate Developers
    Office of Trade Administration
    Paramount Pictures
    Rainmaker and Sun Advertising
    Rondee Internation Inc.
    Select Real Estate Corp: Century City
    Sony Music
    Sunterra Golf
    Target Corporation
    Universal Music Group
    U.S. Department of Commerce: Foreign Commercial Service
    Warner Bros.
    Washington Mutual Bank
    World Financial Corporation
    YMCA of Los Angeles

Recent Internships Entailed Work in the Following Types of Jobs:

  • target marketing
  • advertising traffic management
  • payroll and benefits
  • corporate relations
  • financial investments
  • special events coordinator
  • business research and data analysis
  • budgets and contracts 

Business Administration Internship Coordinator:

Professor David Leese