The Manhattan College Internship program is an excellent way to extend classroom learning and explore a career interest. Internships offer an opportunity to gain professional experience and contacts that can help you stand out in your job search. In today’s competitive job market, a degree alone is not enough to secure desired employment. Having hands on applicable experience is invaluable.
Whether an internship is paid or unpaid, credit or without credit, it offers you a wonderful learning experience. Students are encouraged to visit the Center for Career Development Office and meet with the Internship Coordinator early in their academic career to discuss their career goals, background and interests.
Internships for Credit
Students can apply after earning 54 academic credits and completing the basics in their major (at least 12 credits). (*School of Engineering programs are not included because they do not award credits for internships.)
Maximum Number of Internships and Maximum Credits
Students are allowed to complete an internship no more than twice for credit. During the semester, a student elects to pursue an internship, the student will not be allowed to take more than 15 credits total (including internship) except in exceptional circumstances, and only with the dean’s approval. Credits can be applied to the major or minor or for elective credit.
How to Participate in an Internship
- Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to discuss your options
- Register on the JasperLink database that gives you access to all internships and jobs posted for Manhattan College students
- Download/complete project proposal and email to your faculty sponsor
- Submit the internship/research form
- Download Registrar Add/Drop form. This form must be signed by:
1. chair of your major department
2. your academic adviser
3. Sharon D’Amelia for all schools except for School of Business. Please see Assistant Dean Aileen Farrelly for School of Business.
How to Find an Internship
Also check out our What Can I Do With This Major? page and review professional associations and job/internship posting sites.
You should also utilize your social network connections on LinkedIn and consult with your career counselor, professors, mentors for suggestions on finding a right internship for your career.