benefits of the business college internship: a research review


Department of Management, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, PO Box 43570, Lafayette, LA 70504–3570 (e-mail:


The authors explore the research findings regarding the effectiveness of business internships on several issues: enhanced employment opportunities, realistic expectations of interns, satisfaction with the internship experience, internship prerequisites, and internship mentoring. Overall, the internship experience was found to be beneficial.