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Internships in Economics

Internships are the best way to connect what you've learned in the classroom to real world job experience. The minimum number of work hours for an internship at NIU is 120 hours and the position you choose should be related to economics and may be completed during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

To earn credit for your internship which counts toward their degree, students should first meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to plan out the internship and obtain all the necessary documents, to register for Economics 494 and submit the internship permission formThis form serves as an agreement between you and the Department defining what you wish to accomplish and the requirements to receive credit. These requirements generally include the student to ensure economic concepts be integrated into the position.

Once the Department is satisfied that the goals and requirements have been met, a grade for the Economics 494 course is assigned and a statement is added to the student's transcript saying; "Successfully completed a career related work experience documented by Career Services."

If you are unable to locate a position for yourself, you may go to the Career Services for assistance and they will help you locate a position appropriate for your major that may either be paid or unpaid with a salary range from $8.00 to $12.00 an hour. Internships completed by economics majors in the past include:

  • 3M Distribution Center
  • Advantage Solutions
  • Aerotek
  • AIESEC France
  • Army National Guard
  • A-U-electronics
  • BMC Software, Inc.
  • Bob Jass Chevrolet
  • Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Co, Inc.
  • Byron Bank
  • Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Chicago Stock Exchange
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Delnor Health & Wellness Center
  • DeKalb County Community Gardens
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Disney World Wide Services
  • Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Exucom System, Inc.
  • General Motors, Inc.
  • Glanbia Performance Nutrition
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Grant Thornton, LLP
  • Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
  • IDEAL Industries, Inc.
  • Illinois Migrant Council
  • Illinois Nightlife
  • Inter-Pacific, Inc.
  • Ivanhoe Country Club
  • Jewel-OSCO
  • J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank
  • KASH Investment Group
  • Keystone Trading
  • Kohl’s Department Stores

 

  • Lalley Accounting Services
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Meijer
  • Menards Distribution Warehouse
  • Mondelez International
  • NIU Asian American Center
  • NIU Career Services
  • NIU Intercollegiate Athletic Department
  • NIU Police Department
  • Northwestern Mutual Old Second National Bank
  • OLT Marketing
  • Park Ridge Financial Advisors
  • Property Valuation Services, LLC
  • Push America
  • Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
  • Risk management Network
  • Rochelle Disposal Service, Inc.
  • Roosevelt Management Company
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Scottrade
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • State Farm Insurance
  • State Attorney’s Office
  • Steak n’ Shake
  • Svigos Asset Management
  • Target Corporation
  • T-Mobile
  • Toppers Pizza
  • TransUnion, LLC
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
  • Udiware, LLC
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office – Rockford
  • UPS
  • Village of Algonquin
  • Woodman, Cison, and Associates, LP
  • World Financial Group
  • YMCA - Northwestern DuPage County