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).

Jon - A marketing major who has interned within the College at Brockport’s Prevention and Outreach Services department as an assistant to the Prevention and Outreach Coordinator. Jon has also interned for the School of Business Administration and Economics through the School’s BUS 498 internship course as the Social Media & Marketing intern. “What has benefited me the most is the real world experience I have gained that cannot be found in the classroom. I have been able to practice working and communicating with professionals, and have participated in many networking and career development opportunities. I have enjoyed BCEC’s weekly discussion board topics in that they help me realize how my internship has affected me. In order to further my internship experience, I plan on attending the Disney College Program in California in the fall of 2014.”
Chris - Journalism and Broadcasting major with a concentration in Media Production and a minor in Business. Chris has interned as a producer for Rob Lucas in the Morning on STAR 102.5 at Entercom Buffalo, with Clear Channel Radio in Rochester as an intern for the Wease Show on 95.1 The Brew, and The Write Creative, creating radio commercials with the owner, Kurt Schenk. “My internship with The Wease Show was a stepping stone to a position at Clear Channel working part time as a promotions assistant and a position DJ-ing on the weekends for Kiss 106.7. Recently I was hired full time as the Morning Show Producer for Spezzano and Sandy on 98 PXY. BCEC has been a wonderful resource over the years. The program allowed me to receive credit for my internships, which allowed me to focus my time gaining real world experience.”

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