Course Description

Practice Your Skills on the Job with an Event Management Internship

In order to successfully fulfill the requirements of the Event Management Program, students have to complete a minimum of fifty internship hours. The purpose of the internship requirement is to expose students to the environment of the event industry and provide them with an opportunity to network and apply skills learned in the Event Management Program.

Students will receive academic credit for the internship and a pass/fail grade following input from the sponsoring organization.

Course Details

Number of Units:  0.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Internship Guidelines:

  • Designed to be an educational experience that is primarily for the benefit of the student as they are not paid either by USD Professional and Continuing Education nor the sponsoring organization. 
  • Increase his/her experience as the student looks toward entering a given career field, for example, the event industry.
  • Build the student’s network of contacts for learning about job openings, other organizations, and the professional climate within a city.
  • The intern is not to displace a regular employee of the sponsoring organization, but rather is to work under the close supervision of one or more existing employees. 

Read more about our Internship Guidelines.

The following forms will have to be submitted to complete this requirement. These forms will be available to download through your student account once you enroll in this course:

  • Internship Protocol
  • Internship Timesheet Form
  • Internship Verification Form
  • Student Internship Evaluation Form
  • Supervisor Evaluation of Intern Form

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What You Will Learn

  • Complete a minimum of 50 hours of internship work related to the industry of your interest
  • Gain work experience in the field of your interest to land your future dream job


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  • Working professionals with tight schedules
  • Students who require a specific course to meet professional development or recertification requirements
  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious