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Finding an Internship and Internship Requirements

An internship is temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, and it can be paid or unpaid.


Internships enable students to integrate their academic studies with periods of employment related to their career goals. They are programs 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.

Each school has its own set of internship requirements so it's important that students confirm these with their internship faculty coordinator. Students must also 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 (see below) AND a completed learning contract prior to registering for academic credit

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

Elective Credit Internships

Students seeking elective credit internships must meet with the Center for Career Services.

(*Special note: Biology, Communications, History, and Psychology majors are required to meet with their Internship Faculty Coordinators)

  • Accounting/BusinessJohn Cary
  • American Studies - Steve Garabedian 
  • *Biology - Kristin Dragos 
  • Chemistry - Neil Fitzgerald
  • *Communication Arts/Media Studies & Production - Babette Fasolino and Roger Connor
  • Computer Science - Alan Labouseur and Carolyn Matheus
  • Digital Media/Studio Art/Art History - Laura Hammond-Toonkel
  • English - Lisa Neilson
  • Fashion Design/Merchandising - Patrick Boylan
  • French - Shanaaz Mohammed
  • *History/Public History - Steven Garabedian
  • Information Technology and Systems (Undergraduate)Alan Labouseur and Carolyn Matheus
  • Information Technology and Systems (Graduate) - Sandhya Aneja
  • Italian - Marina Melita
  • Mathematics - Joseph Kirtland
  • Management Studies (Professional Programs) - Kristine Cullen
  • Paralegal - Annamaria Maciocia
  • Philosophy - Andrei A. Buckareff
  • Political Science - Melissa Gaeke
  • *Psychology - Janine Buxton
  • Spanish - Patricia Ferrer

Required Internships

Students seeking required credit internships in the majors listed below are required to meet with their internship faculty coordinator:

  • Accountancy (MS) - Tracey Niemotko
  • Adolescent EducationDr. Kari Morrison
  • Athletic Training - Kevin Henry 
  • Biomedical Sciences - Kristin Dragos
  • Childhood Special Education - Dr. Kari Morrison
  • Criminal Justice - Janine Buxton
  • Environmental Science - Richard Feldman 
  • Masters of Public Administration (MPA) - Jay Bainbridge
  • Medical Technology - Brigid Shanley and Terry Paskell
  • Psychology - Janine Buxton
  • Social Work - Dr. Katherine Dill
  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Graduate) - Dr. Peter del Rosario
  • MA School Psychology (Graduate) - Stacy Williams

Can I do an internship in my minor?

In most cases, yes! Please contact the relevant Internship Faculty Coordinator above for more information.

Can international students do an internship in their minor?

No, international students cannot register for an internship in their minor.

  • Aetna
  • Anderson Center for Autism
  • Arts Mid-Hudson
  • Atlantic Records
  • Binghamton Devils
  • CBS
  • Coburn Communications
  • Coyne Public Relations
  • Cryptic Gallery
  • Donna Karan International
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • EY
  • Dutchess 
  • FBI
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fox News Channel
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Haddad Brands
  • IBM
  • iHeart Radio
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Krupp Communications
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Michael Kors
  • Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Park Service
  • NBC Universal
  • New York Jets
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Prudential Financial
  • Rhinebeck Bank
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Sesame Street
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • Sony Music
  • Target Corporation
  • Tesla
  • The Hartford
  • The Valley Table Magazine
  • The Walt Disney World Company
  • TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Tory Burch
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • UBS
  • USAA
  • Vera Wang
  • Viacom
  • Victoria's Secret

Log in to your Handshake account and click on the Jobs link, then update the search filter to Internship as the Job Type. Email if you need further assistance with Handshake.

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Internship Processes and Requirements

A credit bearing internship can be paid or unpaid and is connected to an academic course that typically involves reflecting on your internship experience. To receive academic credit for your internship it must be approved by your internship faculty coordinator and you must register for the course, which will be reflected on your academic transcript. A non-credit bearing internship is not connected to an academic course, but is a great resume booster. A student should still consult with a career coach or their Internship Faculty Coordinator before accepting a non-credit bearing internship.

Hours of Credit Hours per Week in Typical Semester Total Hours Required Per Semester
1 3 45
2 6 90
3 9 135
4 12 180
5 15 225
6 18 270
7 21 315
8 24 360
9 27 405
10 30 450
11 33 495
12 36 540
15 40 600

School of Communication and the Arts

Additional Course Requirements - Student has successfully completed major course work; communication requires a passing grade in Employment Practicum (CRDV 100N)

Credits Toward Graduation - Maximum of 14 for communications and 15 for fashion design and fashion merchandising 

Division Requirements - Internships are not required as part of the curriculum except for the sports communication concentration, which requires a minimum of three credits.

Academic Requirements - To receive academic credit, communication requires writing assignments and a final paper, which vary by number of internship credits attempted; fashion design and fashion merchandising majors must complete weekly journals, a midterm written report and make a final oral presentation to a fashion class

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Additional Course Requirements - None

Credits Toward Graduation - Maximum of 12

Division Requirements - Internships are not required as part of the curriculum

Academic Requirements - To receive academic credit, students are required to submit a final paper, 7-10 pages in length, at the end of their internship

School of Liberal Arts

Additional Course Requirements - Paralegal students must complete PRLG 101 (PRLG 210 is also recommended); history and public history interns should be in their junior or senior year and have completed two prerequisite History courses as well as the recommended course Introduction to Public History (HIST 205) prior to their field experience; political science majors must have junior status and permission of the internship faculty coordinator.

Credits Toward Graduation - Maximum of six for paralegal, 15 for public history, and 18 for political science

Division Requirement - Internships are required for history majors with a public history concentration 

Academic Requirements - Established by each internship faculty coordinator for each experience

School of Management

Additional Course Requirements - Students must have completed 12 credits in courses related to work site requirements

Credits Toward Graduation - Over the course of the student’s academic career, a maximum of 12 for business and economics and nine for accounting

Division Requirement - Internships are not required as part of the curriculum 

Academic Requirements - Established by the internship faculty coordinator for each experience and can include reflection papers, assimilation papers and projects; check with internship faculty coordinator for each specific internship

School of Science

Additional Course Requirements - None

Credits Toward Graduation - Maximum of 12; environmental science majors must complete a minimum of six credits

Division Requirements - Internships are required for all biomedical science majors and environmental science majors not electing the senior research option

Academic Requirements - Established by the internship faculty coordinator for each experience

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

All majors in this school require internships. Check with the specific division for further requirements.