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Business Ethics Internship

The Business Ethics Internship, sponsored by the Markkula Center’s Business Ethics Program, is an internship program that places Santa Clara University students in ethics and compliance positions at local corporations.

The internship is an ideal start to a young professional’s career with an interest in ethics and compliance. Interns will gain first-hand experience working directly with ethics and compliance professionals at major companies in Silicon Valley, including Adobe, Cisco Systems, Intel, NetApp, and XCEO.

Program Details

  • Interns are placed in part-time, paid internships with flexible hours ranging from 10 to 15 hours per week
  • Interns meet quarterly with an Ethics Center advisor to discuss their experience and learning outcomes
  • Interns will be assigned a supervisor within their host company, and will work with them on a daily basis, along with other team members
  • Interns write a reflection essay at the completion of their internship


Business Ethics Intern Interviews

    Cisco's Roxane Marenberg on Business Ethics Internships

    Internships offer unique opportunities for undergraduates to learn how complex ethical issues are handled in large corporations and beyond.


    Current Business Ethics Interns

    Intern Testimonials

    Ashley Derakhshandeh
    Santa Clara University

    "Being a finance major that is planning on attending law school, Cisco tailored the internship in a manner that would be most interesting and rewarding for me. I will forever be thankful for the great mentors I had during my time in the program for teaching me not only about compliance, but also exemplifying the qualities of a successful leader."

    Kevin Krautscheid
    Santa Clara University

    "The experience has been deeply rewarding, offering me the opportunity to develop extensive networks within the legal and compliance community, refine my data analysis skills, and learn to effectively communicate with employees from a variety of functional and demographic backgrounds and I would highly encourage anyone to apply for this unique and rewarding internship experience."