Employer Information

Partner with us to recruit the newest members of your team.

With a well-rounded liberal arts education, exceptional character, and 21st century knowledge and professional skills gained from their curricular and co-curricular preparation, Cornerstone University graduates are equipped for the world of work and graduate programs they pursue.

The Center for Career and Life Calling is committed to partnering with employers to develop high impact recruiting experiences both on campus and off campus. The Center appreciates your efforts and significant investment of time and financial resources to recruit Cornerstone candidates.

Please contact us at 616.222.1433 or career@cornerstone.edu to arrange an on-campus recruiting experience and to inquire of other opportunities (Career Fairs and special events throughout the year). To post an internship or job on our online job board, please do so here: cornerstone-csm.symplicity.com.

We look forward to partnering with you to acquire the talent you seek for your organization.

Internship Requirements for Traditional Undergraduate Students

  • An internship should be a realistic, practical and planned work and learning experience. Through team effort, the business receives quality student work while the intern experiences career-type work and develops job skills, good work habits and interpersonal skills.
  • Employers must provide a job description for the internship. The intern creates learning objectives in consultation with a faculty member and a site supervisor based on the job description.
  • Employers should provide opportunities that challenge the intern’s skills and knowledge and use these objectives to evaluate the intern's learning and work performance.
  • Internships may be full or part-time, paid or voluntary based on the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines for internships.
  • By the time students begin an internship period they must be of junior or senior status and acceptable academic standing (2.0 accumulative GPA or higher) with a 2.5 GPA in their major. The intern also must have completed a minimum of 9 credits in their major.
  • Internships can be taken for up to 6 credits per internship per semester, and up to 12 credits per semester. Internships may be taken with permission of the Division Chair and Head of Career Services on a per case basis. A maximum of 12 internship credit are allowed toward graduation requirements.
  • One credit hour will be awarded for a minimum of 40 clock hours worked at the internship site.
  • No more than 9 credit hours can be applied toward meeting the academic major requirements, and no more than 6 credit hours can be counted in meeting minor requirements.
  • Interns may be required, by the employing organization, to work more clock hours than are required for the credit a student is seeking.