Completing an internship as part of your undergraduate education is a great way to apply what you have learned in your classes to a real-world setting. It is also an opportunity to begin building a network with professionals, add experience to your resume, and open up your options for employment after college. Internships have been cited as the number one way for companies/organizations to recruit college graduates. Internships can also 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.
The College has two academic internship programs: Off-Campus Internships and On-Campus Internships.
Marymount Manhattan’s External Internship Program allows students to earn academic credit for their internship at an external company or organization. Students can apply to receive credit for their external internships during the Fall, January, Spring, and Summer semesters. The information below provides resources for finding internships as well as the eligibility requirements to receive credit, the requirements of the Online Application, how to access the Online Application, and an outline of the application process. Students may receive credit for paid or unpaid internships.
Look directly on the websites of companies you would love to work for to see if they have an internship program or opportunities
Speak with your professors about opportunities
Read emails sent by your department as they often contain internship and job opportunities
Make an appointment with the Office of Career and Professional Development to have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed before you begin applying to internships.
How to Receive Credit
Students wishing to receive credit for their off-campus internship must meet all of the following requirements in order to submit an application to receive credit:
Have completed a minimum of 24 credits at MMC (or 12 credits at MMC for transfer students).
Possess a GPA of 2.0 or above.
Please Note: Students completing Paid Internships can apply to receive credit for their off-campus internship.
Students wishing to receive credit for their off-campus internship must complete the Online Application to Receive Credit for an Internship. This application requires students to have completed the following:
For-Credit Internship Learning Agreement: This document must be completed by the student and the internship site supervisor before completing the online application. A completed digital copy must be uploaded to the online application. This form is a fillable PDF that can be completed electronically by the Site Supervisor and the Student. This is NOT the application to receive credit.
Find a Full-Time Faculty Member to serve as a Faculty Supervisor and work with them to create a Syllabus for the Internship: Faculty will supervise students during their internships and provide them with assignments for this graded course. Students must meet with their faculty member and develop a syllabus prior to submitting an application to receive credit. A digital copy of the syllabus must be uploaded to the online application to receive credit.
ONLINE APPLCATION TO RECEIVE CREDIT
Click on the blue button below to complete the application to receive credit for your Off-Campus Internship. Once the application is filled out, the application will be reviewed by the Office of Career and Professional Development. Upon completion of the application you will be prompted to make an appointment via MMC Career Connection with Ryan Atwell to discuss the internship process and protocol. You must schedule a meeting in order for your application to be approved and added to your schedule.
Summer Session 1 2023*: The deadline to receive credit for Summer Session 1 has passed.
Summer Session 2 2023*: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Fall 2023: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
*Please note that January and Summer Session for-credit internships are NOT covered by financial aid or scholarships and are NOT included in regular tuition. There is an additional cost for internships during January and Summer sessions. The current rate is $965 per credit for January and Summer sessions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan Atwell at email@example.com.
The Off-Campus Internships For-Credit application process can take up to five (5) business days to complete. It is advised that you start the process as soon as you have secured an internship.
Complete the Learning Agreement: Once the student is offered an internship, the student must have the Employer complete the first page of the Learning Agreement and then the student must complete the second page of the Agreement themselves. It is recommended to have this completed before working with a Faculty Member to create a syllabus for the internship.
Find a Full-Time Faculty Supervisor and Develop a Syllabus: Students must find a Full-Time Faculty member to supervise the internship. Students must meet with the Full-Time Faculty member to develop a syllabus for the internship. Students must upload a digital copy of the syllabus when completing the Online Application to Receive Credit.
Complete the Online Application to Receive Credit: Once the Learning Agreement, CareerLab Assignment, and Syllabus have been completed, the student must complete the Online Application to Receive Credit for an Internship.. The student must upload a digital copy of the Learning Agreement and the Syllabus to the Online Application before it can be submitted for approval and registration.
Schedule an Appointment with the Office of Career and Professional Development: Using the link on the application confirmation page or in the confirmation email, the student must schedule an appointment with the Associate Director of Career and Proessional Development, Coordinator of Internship Programs (Ryan Atwell) to discuss the requirements and expectations of their internship.
Office of Career and Professional Development Approval: The Office of Career and Professional Development will review the application and the Learning Agreement and check that the student has completed the CareerLab Assignment. After meeting with the student, the Office of Career and Professional Development will give their approval. The application is then sent to the Faculty Supervisor.
Faculty Supervisor Approval: The Faculty Supervisor will review the application and the Learning Agreement and give their approval. The application is then sent to the Division Chair.
Division Chair Approval: The Division Chair will review the Learning Agreement and Syllabus, and then give their approval. The application is then sent to the Registrar.
Registration: The Registrar will then register the student for the internship and add it to their schedule.
Please note that January and Summer Session for-credit internships are NOT covered by financial aid or scholarships and are NOT included in regular tuition. There is an additional cost for internships during January and Summer sessions
On-Campus Internships provide educational and experiential opportunities for students to receive hands-on, pre-professional experiences supporting a variety of projects and initiatives in both academic and non-academic divisions and departments across the College. These 1-credit internships provide a valuable tool for students early in their academic careers to build both technical and interpersonal skills in order to prepare them to pursue external internships and job opportunities both during and after college. In addition to learning valuable skillsets from across the range of professional work done within a higher education context, these on-campus internships allow students to make an impact on the College community and to find their unique place at MMC.
On-Campus Internships are available across academic and non-academic offices. Students can find and apply to On-Campus Internships through MMC Career Connection by following these steps:
The apply for an On-Campus Internship for the Fall 2022 Semester is Friday, September 9, 2022.
On-Campus Internships are completed for 1 credit during the fall or spring semester, and are typically supervised by the Office of Career and Professional Development. Coursework is comprised of relevant assignments and activities from CareerLab. No more than a total of 3 credits may be earned through on-campus internship throughout the student’s years at the College. These credits do not fulfill major, minor, or general education requirements. They also do not limit the number of credits students can earn for off-campus internships.
Prior to the start of the internship, the student must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above;
Prior to the start of the internship, the student must have earned a total of 12 credits at MMC, either by successfully completing MMC classes or receiving credits in transfer prior to matriculating at MMC;
On-Campus Internship Course
On-Campus Internships are taken Pass/Fail for 1-credit during the Fall or Spring Semester. In order to earn the 1 credit, students will be enrolled into an online course, normally supervised by the Office of Career and Professional Development. This online course has four assignments that students must complete:
Weekly Reflection Assignment
Big Interview Digital Mock Interview Assignment
Informational Interview with a Staff Member
Final Reflection Paper or Video
Completion of these assignments combined with the Site Supervisor Evaluation of the student’s performance will determine the grade of the On-Campus Internship.
Apply for an On-Campus Internship: Once a student finds an On-Campus Internship that they wish to apply for, the student should submit their resume and any other required materials through MMC Career Connection. The student should also take a moment to complete the “Draft Your Informational Interview Assignment” located in CareerLab.
Interview with the Department: If the department wishes to speak with an applicant further, the Hiring Manager will contact the student to set up a time for an interview.
Verification of Requirements: Before an offer is made to the student, the Hiring Manager will contact the Office of Career and Professional Development to make sure the student has met all of the requirements to complete an On-Campus Internship.
Offer and Registration: Once the Office of Career and Professional Development has verified that all requirements have been met, the Hiring Manager will contact the student and make a formal offer for the On-Campus Internship. The Office of Career and Professional Development will also contact the student to set up an appointment to discuss course expectations for the semester. The student will receive a copy of the On-Campus Internship Syllabus during this meeting. The Office of Career and Professional Development will register the student for the On-Campus Internship.