Internship Programs at SUNY Suffolk
Internship programs combine a classroom seminar or online seminar with supervised work experience related to a student's academic major and career direction.
Typically, students work an average of 6 to 10 hours a week, receive three (3) credits applicable to their degree (four (4) credits for CST288), and attend a weekly seminar.
The hundreds of students at Suffolk who enroll in these programs each year have discovered many advantages, including:
- Gaining valuable work experience while earning credit towards a degree.
- Exploring potential career choices to determine individual potential to succeed.
- Increasing future marketability by adding career-related work experience to your résumé.
- Building networking skills in the business community.
- Increasing potential for permanent employment in a chosen field.
- Learning how to achieve excellence in the workplace by becoming a professional, highly motivated, career-focused employee.
Although monetary compensation is appreciated, this program is meant to provide a learning experience while earning credit. The college is mindful of the guidelines for Fair Labor Standards for Internship Programs as established by the U.S. Department of Labor. Pay is determined by the employer and often depends on the level and type of skills required. Positions in many fields are unpaid. Always discuss pay before accepting any position.
Ready To Enroll in an Internship Course?
Contact your home campus for more information:
- Internships@sunysuffolk.edu Ammerman Campus (Selden, NY)
- Internships-East@sunysuffolk.edu Eastern Campus (Riverhead, NY)
- Internships-Grant@sunysuffolk.edu Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood, NY)
Visit the Career Services Office on your home campus to:
- discuss areas of interest, prior work experience, academic background, availability, etc.
- learn about workshops and sessions to assist in preparation for program; schedule the day and time that works for you
- review positions currently available as well as other potential opportunities
- review eligibility requirements (note that GPA and credit requirements vary by program)
- review your SAIN report to see how credit earned can be applied to your degree