SOM 492/ACCT 492

SOM 492/ACCT 492 Internship Course is a three-credit General School of Business Elective course designed to give students the opportunity to gain practical, professional experience in conjunction with their academic development.


This three-credit Gerneral School of Business Elective course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain practical, professional experience in conjunction with their academic development. SOM 492/ACCT 492 is offered in fall, spring, and summer academic terms. The internship must be completed within same academic semester to receive course credit. *Note: If you are unsure if you need General School of Business Elective course credit please plan to meet with a School of Business Academic Advisor.

Requirements to Participate:

Note: All requirements must be met at the beginning of the semester your application is submitted to enroll.
1. Must have Bachelor of Science status in the School of Business or be enrolled in the Accounting Certificate Program.
2. Completed 75 hours of course credit.
3. Cumulative GPA of a 2.8 or higher.                                                                                                            4. Must earn a B or higher in all 301 level courses.
5. Secure an Internship Position prior to applying. The internship must allow you to complete a minium of 150 hours throughout the semester.
6. Student must complete all required application documents.
7. Employer must sign the Experiential Learning Agreement.
8. Student must upload a copy of their resume to HireMason.

How to Apply:

1. Determine if you are eligible to participate. Requirements listed above.
2. Require documents to provisional approval complete the following forms:

  • Internship Application with Job Description attached
  • Upload resume to HireMason
  • All documents MUST BE TYPED and hand signed for full approval (If you cannot fill out the form, please open in Adobe to be able to do so).
  • The documents cannot be saved please complete the forms and either fax (703-993-1886), email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or submit the paperwork in person.

3. Return all completed forms to School of Business Career Services in Enterprise Hall, Room 008. See  important deadlines below.
4. Once your documents have been provisionally approved they will be turned over to the Faculty Instructor for Final approval.
5. Once the faculty instructor has all of your paperwork you will receive a CRN number to register for SOM 492/ACCT 492 on PatriotWeb.

Note: Enrollment in the course is based on a first come, first served basis and ALL documents must be completed and turned in.

Deadline Information:

  • Deadline is the 2 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP each semester. Check your academic calendar for the specific date.
  • Submit your typed application to School of Business Career Services in Enterprise Hall, Room 008.


How the Class Works:

  • There is no class time except for the end of semester presentations and you will be required to meet periodically with your professor.
  • Most assignments and information will be completed via internet.
  • Exception: End of semester presentations will be scheduled and students must attend. Time and location is based on student availability and schedules.
  • One career-related project is required. Topic is determined between student and professor based on type of work student is performing and industry information.
  • Students are required to submit weekly journal entries via internet.
  • Mid-term and end-of-semester evaluations will be required by employer and student. Evaluations will be provided by professor.
  • NOTE: This is a course for academic credit, you will be charged tution for enrolling in this course.

George Mason University School of Business

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