Internship Credit

For those students interested in looking for internships/co-ops, please see OCOB Career Readiness CenterCareer Services for more information and browse Mustang Jobs. You can also visit your concentration department on the fourth floor of the Orfalea College of Business, Building 03, for information specific to your concentration.

Steps to Enroll in BUS 430 for Summer  2020

Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 31st, 2020

  • Step 1 –  Download and complete the Internship Contract, including the necessary Employer signatures. To utilize electronic Fill & Sign features, open with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. If you’d prefer to print a copy and scan, you can download a non-fillable Internship Contract here
  • Step 2 –  Complete the Internship Application, attaching your signed Internship Contact & a PDF of your job description. The deadline to submit your application is May 31, 2020. Physical or emailed copies of the Internship Contract will not be accepted.
  • Step 3 –  On June 1, 2020, your Internship Application will be submitted to your concentration Area Chair for Concentration Elective approval:

    • If your Internship application is approved, you will be deemed eligible to enroll in BUS 430 and apply this 4-unit course towards your Concentration Elective Degree Requirement.
    • If your Internship Application is denied, you may still be eligible to enroll in BUS 430, but the course will apply towards your Free Elective units rather than a specific degree requirement.
    • NOTE: If you are declared as a Marketing Management concentration and your Internship Application is denied, you will not be eligible to enroll in BUS 430.
  • Step 4 –  Upon approval, you will be contacted via your Cal Poly email with course enrollment instructions, including a permission number that will allow you to enroll. Students are responsible for adding the course before the add/drop deadline to guarantee enrollment.  The add/drop deadline for Summer Session is June 19, 2020. 

Once enrolled in BUS 430, you will be added to the course PolyLearn, through which you will submit the necessary assignments.

Important Dates

May 31 at 11:59 PM – Deadline to Apply

June 19 – Add/Drop Deadline

June 22 – Start of Summer Quarter

September 4 – End of Summer Quarter

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get credit for BUS 430?

A: BUS 430 a Credit/No Credit course. In order to receive credit, you will need to complete one progress report and one final report. Your employer will also need to complete a survey verifying your hours worked. 

Q: How much is it to enroll for Summer quarter?

A: BUS 430 is being offered through Extended Education at a rate of $49/unit for a total of $196. 

Q: How many units do I receive for completing BUS 430?

A: In order to receive 4 units of academic credit, you will need to complete at least 120 internship hours during the summer. You cannot bank hours worked outside of summer term to add to your total internship hours. Your employer will verify your hours worked at the end of your intership. 

Q: Will BUS 430 count towards my concentration electives?

A: Once you submit your Internship Application, your Concentration Area Chair will review your application and either approve or deny your request to apply BUS 430 towards your Concentration electives. 

Q: What happens after I enroll?

A: Once you have enrolled, you will be added to the BUS 430 Canvas, which will provide details and next steps. 

If you have any additonal questions, please reach out to Orfalea Student Services at



If you have any questions, please reach out to Orfalea Student Services.

Phone: (805) 756-2601