Internships

A female America Reads intern seated at the front of a classroom holds up a story book for a group of children in front of her

Looking for an opportunity to explore a particular career area?

Unsure of what to do with your major?

Interested in building your résumé and learning new skills?

Want to earn credit?

Then an internship may be just the thing for you!

Internships can help you reach your personal and career goals and much more. By doing an internship as an undergraduate, you learn valuable work skills, boost your confidence, identify strengths and weaknesses, and can apply your coursework to the world of work. You might even get a job offer!

Our Internship Programs

America Reads - Recruits and trains students interested in working as literacy tutors in kindergarten through sixth grade at the Brockport Central School District. Open to all majors and is the only internship program available to freshmen. Download an application for the America Reads (PDF).

Brockport Career Exploration Course – Open to students who have completed a minimum of 35 credits. Students work a minimum of 40 hours per credit hour in career related areas. Credit options are 3, 6, 9, or 12 credits (Winter session only 3 credit internship option). Open to all academic majors for all semesters and is the only college-wide internship program. Download an application for the General Internship Application (PDF).

Andrea- Health Care Administration Major, Business Administration Minor. Staffing and Recruitment Intern at Hillside Family of Agencies. “I learned tools that will help me be successful for any company I will work for in the future. Students should participate in internships and other volunteer opportunities to expand their knowledge on what they learn in school and apply it to your internship work. It is a great way to network and get your foot in the door for when you are an active job seeker. It helps your build your resume and you get great experience. If you perform well, a job may be waiting for you when you graduate from college.”
Max- Communications: Electronic/Print Journalism Major. Intern with the Rochester Lancers. "I learned how to write for public relations and for a professional sports team. I wrote press releases, bios and web stories about the players and different events that the Lancers sponsored. I think other students should do an internship because it allows you to figure out what you want to do. Some classes don't allow you to practice what you want to do and by doing an internship you get actual experience and you can find out what you actually like and don't like."

Public Service Internship Program (Options in Albany, New York) – A limited number of paid opportunities are available in Albany, New York working for NYS agencies. Many unpaid internships are also available. To be considered for the options in Albany, please complete the application Albany Internship Application (PDF)

Public Service Internship Program – Offers internships with local, county, state, and federal governmental agencies. Paid and unpaid internships are available. Open to all academic majors and offers three upper division credits. Download an application for the General Internship Application (PDF).
   -If you have any questions about the Public Service Internship Programs, please contact:
     Mark Chadsey at mchadsey@brockport.edu

The Disney College Program – Open to all majors and offers the opportunity to intern full-time at Walt Disney World ® near Orlando, FL or Disneyland ® Resort in Anaheim, CA. Students work full-time in paid positions, while earning credits through The College at Brockport. Also open to graduating seniors. Download an application for the Walt Disney World College Program (PDF). Also view the budget sheet (PDF) for the Disney World College program.

If you have any questions about the Disney College Program, please email our representives on campus:
   -Sara spalm3@brockport.edu
   -Steph sdavi11@brockport.edu
   -Britt brittpetrone22@gmail.com

To help you decide which program is best for you, download the internship brochure and internship grid.

Program Brochure (PDF)

Internship Grid (PDF)

Past Internships by Major and City (PDF)

Other Programs

International Internships - Spend a semester abroad living, working, and learning in countries such as England, China, Australia, and others.

Assembly Intern Program – Spend the spring semester working with the NYS Assembly in Albany. Offers generous stipends and full-time credit is arranged through The College at Brockport.

Senate Intern Program - Spend the spring semester working with the NYS Senate in Albany. Offers generous stipends and full-time credit is arranged through The College at Brockport.

Washington Program - Spend fall or spring semester in Washington, D.C. studying and working. Earn up to 16 academic credits through The College at Brockport Washington Program.


Finding an Internship

The process of finding an internship is really no different than finding a job. You must start well in advance (usually the semester prior to interning), develop a résumé, and go on interviews to find that ideal internship.

At Career Services we have a number of different resources to help you find an internship offered during the Fall and Spring semesters:

To speak with someone about internships, please call 395-2159.

Check out these Top 10 sources for finding an internship (PDF).

Additional Resources