ERP Program Internship At GVSU

The ERP Program employs several interns who assist faculty in developing teaching materials, which are used in various courses across the College.  Examples of the teaching materials include financial accounting, managerial accounting, procurement, fulfillment, production, inventory and warehouse management, material planning, asset management, customer service, business intelligence, and data warehousing. Special attention is given to the accounting impacts of processes execution, including topics related to governance, risk, and compliance.  Currently, these ERP teaching materials can be found in over 54 class sections, across all business majors, impacting over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Grand Valley.

In addition to assisting the faculty in the Seidman College of Business, the ERP Program interns recently participated in the implementation of a new global teaching platform, Global Bicycle Incorporated (GBI), in partnership with the SAP University Competence Center in Magdeburg, Germany. The new platform includes a detailed written case describing the operations of GBI along with the implementation of numerous GBI processes in SAP® ERP.  Worldwide, the GBI teaching case is estimated to be in use in more than 400 universities in over 40 countries and the GBI SAP ERP system has over 100,000 active users annually.

Current Intern Responsibilities Include

  • Researching how concepts, techniques, and processes are configured in SAP.
  • Configuring, testing, and preparing SAP® systems for classroom use.
  • Providing troubleshooting and technical support to students.
  • Assisting faculty in developing and maintaining teaching materials.


  • Experience with emerging technologies including SAP HANA and SAP Fiori.
  • Hands on configuration and business process experience.
  • With rigorous hands on experience, past and current ERP Program interns maintain a 100% pass rate of SAP® TERP10 Certification.
  • Interns are highly desirable candidates for potential employers.

Who Should Apply

Current business and non-business students who are looking to experience emerging technologies in a hands-on and technical SAP learning and work environment.   An interested student should also meet the following criteria:

  • Completed MGT 351: ERP Systems, preferably with a B or better.
  • Current Grand Valley Student, MIS emphasis NOT required.
  • One full year, at least two consecutive semesters, commitment required.
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours a week.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Propensity to stay organized and pay attention to detail.
  • Capability to manage and maintain multiple projects.

ERP Program Internship Application

To apply for the internship, please create a letter of intent and resume, then e-mail the submission to:

Dr. Simha Magal, Director, The Seidman ERP Program

The Department of Management
Seidman College of Business
Grand Valley State University

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