What are Internships?
While an internship is technically a “position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification”, to students at Marist, an internship is so much more.
At Marist, we pair students with internship opportunities that exhilarate their interests and inspire them to move forward and upward in their chosen field. The internships we secure for our students enable them to take the fundamentals they have obtained during their coursework at Marist and begin to learn to apply them in a professional setting. With internships available right here in the Hudson Valley, overseas, and anywhere in between, there is a thrilling internship opportunity waiting for each, individual student at Marist.
Internships at Marist
At Marist, we believe that a liberal arts-based education helps students learn to think logically and creatively, to integrate insights from a variety of disciplines, and to effectively express opinions both verbally and in writing. At the same time, we know that extending learning beyond the classroom is key to intellectual development and critical thinking. For this reason, all of the academic schools at the College place a strong emphasis on internships as a key component of the undergraduate experience.
Through Marist’s robust internship programs, our students gain valuable real world experiences and contacts that prepare them for successful careers. Of those students who graduated from Marist in 2017, 83 percent participated in one or more internships while at the College, and many credit them as a primary reason they landed their first job after graduation. In comparison, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Class of 2016 Student Survey, only 56 percent of graduating seniors in the United States reported having participated in at least one internship or co-op.
Marist students from all academic majors complete internships at a wide variety of organizations, both during the school year and over the summer. Some examples of the companies where our students have interned include Ernst & Young, Michael Kors, Anderson Center for Autism, CBS, Brooklyn Nets, Morgan Stanley, USAA, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, IBM, the TJX Companies, Verizon, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Marie Claire Magazine, Fidelity Investments, Madison Square Garden, Sony Music Entertainment, Village Voice, and many more.
In addition, the College offers specialized internship programs like Marist in Manhattan, the Albany Summer Internship Program, the Washington Semester Program, and the Tarver Summer Internship Program. Graduate students in the MA in Museum Studies program at Marist’s branch campus in Florence also have the opportunity to complete internships at some of the world’s leading museums. At the end of the day, Marist students graduate prepared and career-ready.