Duke - The Fuqua School of Business


Test the waters before jumping into the world of business. Short-term internships prepare you for a rewarding career by providing you with real-world experience and insight that help guide you down the most fulfilling career path.


Potential employers highly value internship experiences, so get a head start by taking advantage of an internship opportunity before you even get to Fuqua. Completing a Sumternship is a valuable experience that provides tangible work experience that full-time employers expect. Select internships are available for incoming students through our Career Management Center. If you are interested in a Fuqua-facilitated Sumternship, you're highly encouraged to apply by Round 3. You are also encouraged to seek out your own opportunities. Here is a partial list of companies where our students have interned:

  • MD Global Partners
  • Smart Online
  • Shepherd Research
  • Conflict Resolution Center 
  • Whitney Hill

"A Winternship allows an MMS student to apply skills learned in the classroom in a real-life work environment. If you want to gain experience in a particular industry or position, a Winternship might be a perfect opportunity for you." — Meaghan McGarry (MMS: FOB 2015)

Meaghan combined her interests into the perfect Winternship with Physique 57, headquartered in New York City.

Read her story


Use your winter break to put your classroom learning into practice. Students have participated in winter internships, or "Winternships" at more than 20 companies. 

Winternship Examples:

  • MD Global Partners, LLC, an investment banking firm in New York City, sponsors students as Investment Banking Analysts. Students work directly with CEO Owen May (Daytime MBA '83) and participate in client presentations, gaining experience in financial modeling, international business, and negotiating.
  • At Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, student interns support and enhance business relationships by monitoring the Web Services Department's interactions with customers, and then students produce a summary of findings which they present to management.
  • At Improv'eat, a gluten-free and organic food producer, interns create and design social media marketing plans.
Michael X. Says:

"In reflection, my Winternship met all of my goals going in—and more. I have now worked in a strategy role that gave me not only solid experience to put on my resume, but helped me apply what I learned in class to a real-world environment." (Read more)

International Students

Internship opportunities for international students are limited. Visit the International Students career page for further details about work authorization and visa requirements.