What is Field Experience?

Field Experience enables students to integrate their academic studies with periods of employment related to their career goals. It is a program of educational enrichment designed to enhance students' academic and personal development in preparation for careers. Students are supervised by faculty advisors in off campus full or part-time internship experiences related to their studies and/or career interests. The program is designed to provide students with practical field experience while giving employers access to resourceful students preparing for professional positions. Internships are available in all major areas of study currently offered at Marist.

Internships may be arranged for the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Since academic credit is awarded upon completion of the field experience, tuition must be paid according to the number of credits attempted.

Who is Eligible for Field Experience?

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Matriculation in a bachelor's degree program
  • Completion of 60 credits, at least 12 of which were earned at Marist
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Completion of courses that relate to the duties to be performed at the work site
  • Approval of the division Internship Faculty Coordinator AND Completed Learning Contract prior to registering for Field Experience credit

In addition, students must also meet the necessary qualifications established by the participating employer.

Note: Field Experience credits are not granted for existing full-time or part-time jobs. All elective Field Experience credits are counted as non-liberal arts elective credits.

How Do I Get Field Experience Credit