Overview

Through on-campus internships, students receive academic credit while gaining valuable real-life work experience in their chosen fields. In turn, organizations receive the equivalent work output of a full-time team of college interns working and collaborating on a semester-long project.

Working with business organizations, students may work on projects involving a variety of fields, including corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, human resources, investment banking, marketing, real estate development, strategy, supply chain, and more. An OCI is a great opportunity for students to put into practice the skills you are learning in the classroom.

What is an OCI?

  • BYU Marriott School of Business finds companies that provide unpaid internships for student teams during fall and winter semesters
  • Students work on company projects nine hours per week from Provo
  • Teams of three to five do the work and consolidate results to report back to the company sponsor
  • Teams work together over 15 weeks to deliver professional-level deliverables for the company
  • The company sponsor will provide support and direction to the team

How Do I Get involved?

  • Register for one of the available OCI courses (available to students in all majors)
    • MSB 494R (BUS M 494R) – Business Projects (3.0 credits)
      • Include projects oriented to marketing, strategy, corporate finance, human resources and organization, supply chain, business management, etc.
    • FIN 487R – Financial Services and Capital Market Projects (3.0 credits)
      • Recent company sponsors include investment banks, private equity shops, asset management groups, hedge funds, etc.
      • Companies select students for these internships, so previous experience is desirable
      • If the class is full, email your resume to byufinance.oci@gmail.com and indicate that you would like to be added to the wait list
      • Finance, economics, and accounting majors are most common
    • MSB 496R (BUS M 496R) – Real Estate Development Projects (1.0 – 3.0 credits)
    • MSB 491R (BUS M 491R) – Social Entrepreneurship
  • Apply at https://marriottschool.byu.edu/explearn/apply/student?ctid=2,5,6
    • Be prepared to submit a résumé

What are the Benefits?

  • Receive credit at BYU
  • Gain relevant work experience for your résumé without taking time off from school
  • Great opportunities for networking
  • No need to relocate or quit a part-time job

Apply Here