“Internships are important for a few reasons. For you, the student, they are an opportunity for you to work in the industry you’re interested in to realize if its what you really want. Sometime, OFTENTIMES, the fantasy isn’t at all like the reality.”
- Gage Woodle
Completing an internship as part of your undergraduate education is a great way to apply what you’ve learned in your classes to a real-world setting. It is also an opportunity to begin building a network with professionals and open up your options for employment after college.
MMC students have interned with a variety of high-profile companies and organizations, including J.P. Morgan Chase, NBCUniversal, ABC News, CNN, SONY Music, Al Arabiya News Service, the United Nations, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Christie’s, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick, the Rachael Ray Show, the Doctor Oz Show, MTV, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City Ballet, Free Arts NYC, and the list goes on.
Internships may be obtained through the Office of Career Services, a faculty advisor, or by the student. Students are required to begin the internship process by making an appointment with a career counselor in the office of Career Services. Many students take internships for academic credit; in order to be eligible to intern for academic credit, students are required to have completed thirty credits (transfer students may apply after one semester of fulltime study at MMC) and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
Internships have been cited as the number one way for companies/organizations to recruit college graduates. They are also an outstanding career counseling tool and can help students figure out what they want to do and as well what they do not want to do post college. Students who successfully complete internships are better positioned to find permanent employment in this challenging job market.
To apply for an internship for credit, please fill out the Student Internship Form and return to the Office of Career Services.
- Begin applying for internships now! Use MMC Career Connection, LinkedIn or other search tools to find positions.
- Contact Paul Maniaci at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to have your resume reviewed and discuss internship protocol.
- Find an internship faculty supervisor in your department.