An internship is a short-term job related to a student's major or career goals, and provides experience in a typical workplace in a career field. It lasts at least one semester and typically requires a student to work a minimum accumulation of hours.
As a form of experiential education, an internship is a triad partnership between student, college, and employer with responsibilities of each clearly articulated in pre-defined learning objectives. Facilitated and guided practice, reflection, and evaluation are all essential components of this transformative method of learning.
The Internship Certificate Program is made up of internships officially recognized and supported by Career Services.
Reasons to sign up for the Internship Certificate Program
- Get help securing a hands-on college supervised internship.
- You do not meet the requirements for your academic department’s internship program, but desire hands-on experience.
- You are in a credit bearing internship course offered through your school, and want the professional enrichment offered through this certificate program.
- Receive two employer evaluations of your work during the internship semester.
- Receive one-on-one career guidance from career services professionals.
- Receive a certificate of completion for your professional portfolio.
- Reflect on your learning with other students from various majors also completing internships – network with them to leverage future opportunities!
- The employer requires the internship to be "officially recognized" by NYIT, and you don’t need internship credits.
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Program Eligibility Criteria
- Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
- Must have completed one full academic semester at NYIT
- If on an F-1 Visa, must have completed two full-time consecutive semesters and be enrolled in a credit-bearing internship course to participate
- If also enrolled in an internship course, must adhere to program criteria and course requirements as outlined by your academic department
- Attend Orientation Session I (1 hour)
- Report your hire on Career Net
- Attend Orientation Session II (1 hour)
- Complete a learning agreement and an ethical conduct agreement
- Complete a program evaluation
- Attend a reflection session (1 hour)
See our events page for Orientation dates