Exploring MBA Internship Effectiveness: Intern Goals and Outcomes

The purpose of this report is to address this gap by answering two questions:

  1. What goals do MBA interns have before starting their internships?
  2. To what extent do they achieve their goals?


Given the benefits of MBA internships for students and employers, the lack of systematic research on the topic is surprising. To address this gap, MBA interns were surveyed during the summer of 2007 concerning their pre-internship goals and post-internship outcomes.