The MBA Internship Program

The Edwards MBA Internship Program (EMIP) is an 8-month work experience program taken in January of the 1st year of a two-year program of study. Students admitted to the internship program who successfully secure a work placement must pursue their MBA over a minimum of two years. No exceptions.

Designed for students with little or no work experience, an internship through the Edwards MBA Internship Program will be a value-added component of the Edwards MBA Program. Work placements provide additional opportunities for learning and mentoring and are designed to provide new MBA students with much-needed business experience while they apply their academic knowledge to the workplace.

Securing an Internship

Once accepted, interns will

  • Meet with Edwards Career Services staff to determine goals and objectives and a strategy to secure an internship work placement
  • Attend all mandatory professional development workshops and complete required assignments
  • Communicate with Edwards Career Services throughout the process on a regular basis
  • Apply to available work placements. Starting in September, opportunities will be posted on a secure area on CareerLink, an area only Edwards work experience students can access.
  • Interview with interested employers. Employers wanting to make a formal offer will submit their offer through Edwards Career Services

Please be aware that there is no guarantee of a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to obtain suitable employment by utilizing all resources and support provided by the Edwards Career Services office. Students unsuccessful in finding a work placement continue with their studies in Edwards. 

How To Apply

To apply to the Edwards MBA Internship Program, please contact the Co-op Coordinator at for more information. 

2017 Timelines

  • May-Jul 31: Accepting applications
  • Last Week of August/First week of Sept: Admission interviews/acceptance notification/introductory workshops (prior to MBA Orientation TBA)
  • Sept 8: Networking Open House
  • Sept - Nov: PD workshops
  • Sept - Dec: Students pursue placement opportunities
  • Dec: Work placement orientation session(s)