Internships

Internships are a vital part of the Gerstacker experience. Many students in the program complete two internships.

"I have been with MGM since opening day and have encountered many interns. Craig has exceeded them all, to date. He is a natural professional both with his knowledge and his outgoing personality."

Mari Coleman
Room Inventory Specialist
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada


Although the majority of internships are paid, the most important benefits from an internship are the experience of going through the search process, working in a business setting, growing professionally, and gaining career insight.

Internship Credit

Upon successful completion, students earn one unit of academic credit for each of their internships. They have three options for their two required internships.

  1. Two full-time, semester-long internships or
  2. One internship as above and one full-time semester of study at a foreign university or
  3. One internship as above and one off-campus semester that combines study with an internship.

The Center for International Education provides information about Off-Campus Programs offered through Albion College.

Students in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management minor program complete one internship, either option 1 or 3 above.

Meet Laurel

Laurel Draudt, associate director, Gerstacker InstituteLaurel Draudt, associate director of the Gerstacker Institute, works with students throughout the internship search and application process. She recently talked about her role and why she loves it with Zach Kribs, '15, on the Golden Opportunities student blog.

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