Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend Marist in Manhattan?
Marist in Manhattan was created to give students a unique opportunity to work and study in New York City. Students should attend if they have a strong career interest to succeed in the fields of media or fashion. The internship experience, combined with targeted online courses, provides the student an immersion experience in big city life.
Who is eligible for the Marist in Manhattan program?
Students who will have completed 60 or more undergraduate credits with an earned GPA of 3.25 or above in the semester prior to their participation in the Manhattan Program.
Applicants must meet their respective academic department requirements for internships, including minimums for GPA, credits earned, and any prerequisites that apply. Internship placement and coordination is the responsibility of the departmental internship coordinator.
Applicants must be in good standing with the College, without unresolved academic or disciplinary actions.
Is financial aid available?
Students should consult with the Marist Students Financial Services Office in advance to explore their options.
What are the application deadlines?
Summer 2023: March 1, 2023
Fall 2023: March 1, 2023
Spring 2024: October 1, 2023
What should I do about my campus housing?
Interested students are advised to proceed normally with reserving their campus housing. Reserved campus housing can be dropped after participation in Manhattan Program is confirmed (this housing rule does not apply to Summer).
How much are the tuition and fees?
Tuition is the same as the full-time semester rate at Marist.
A $300 Activity Fee covers social programs and excursions.
Students must be enrolled for 3 credits (classes or internships).
A $150 Activity Fee covers social programs and excursions.
Where do the students live?
Students reside in a student dormitory located inside The New Yorker Hotel, at 841 8th Ave, New York, N.Y. Singles & Doubles are available. All rooms have an in-suite bath, refrigerators, bed, desk, and chairs. A common kitchen is available for meals. Other amenities include a fitness center, game room/lounge area, library, and study rooms. In-building laundry is available.
What is there to do in New York City?
Everything! Broadway theaters, world-class restaurants, professional sports, renowned museums, and so much more!
Aside from the many fun things to do on your own, a program coordinator organizes activities and excursions. Excursions include entertainment tours, Broadway shows, sporting events and lectures. An Activity Fee is charged for these items.
What types of support services exist?
Marist in Manhattan kicks off each semester-long program with a day-long orientation to help students learn how to navigate the busy subways and streets of New York. Faculty and staff lead students on a tour of key New York sites. During the first few weeks, academic staffers conduct frequent phone and email checks, along with some "drop-in" visits. Monthly internship seminar lunches and dinners give students the opportunity to share and compare personal experiences and to reflect on ways to maximize their internships. Faculty members often organize group trips to lectures and talks given by industry leaders.
Will the internship count for college credit?
Yes, students are enrolled for credit-bearing academic internships.
- Fall-Spring Program — Students must enroll for a minimum of 12 academic credits, combining internship and coursework.
- Summer Program – All students must enroll for a minimum of 3 credits
Where are the internships?
New York City is home to numerous major television networks, fashion design houses, public relations and advertising agencies, national sports leagues, apparel manufacturing headquarters, and much more. Students will play an active role in selecting which employers they want to apply to.
How does intern placement work?
The best internships are very competitive. The Marist faculty and staff will guide you through this process by assisting you in preparing a cover letter and professional resume, providing you with interview tips, and counseling you on choosing appropriate employment sites. Ultimately, employers retain full control over which students they select. Therefore, we encourage students to work closely with faculty and staff on the internship search process.
How many hours of work are involved in an internship?
Work hours vary by placement and by credit load. Summer internships may range from 15 hours per week up to 30+ hours. Fall/Spring internships are typically 24-36 hours per week. Consult with your Internship Director for details.
How long does the program last?
Fall-Spring programs run for 15 weeks, matching regular semester dates.
Summer program runs for 10 weeks, from the beginning of June to mid-August.
Is there course work in addition to the internship?
Yes, coursework is required in addition to time spent at the internship site. Students produce written journals, blogs, and papers to document, analyze, and reflect upon their internship experience. These works can become valuable in the future as they show prospective employers what you have done.
Can international students apply for Marist in Manhattan Program?
International students who have permission to study and work in the United States may apply.