At SUNY Oneonta, we’ll encourage you to develop your skills, make valuable career connections, and gain practical experience with an internship in your field of study. Internship opportunities are available across academic disciplines and in all kinds of settings, as close to home as the campus Information Technology Services department—or as far-flung as Buenos Aires and Shanghai.
More than 500 students complete credit-bearing internships each year. An increasing variety of opportunities is available right in the Oneonta area through partnerships with businesses and nonprofit organizations, many of which advertise openings and network with students at our annual Job, Internship & Volunteer Expo (JIVE).
Connections with Oneonta alumni through programs such as the annual Backpacks to Briefcases networking event for business students and the New York City Internship Fair help students land internships further afield, and many of these opportunities lead to full-time employment after graduation.
In May 2014, SUNY Oneonta launched a new international internship program offering opportunities in 14 major cities around the world in partnership with the Academic Internship Council and Connect-123. Explore the world from a new angle as a photography or film intern in Dublin. Make international business connections at HSBC Singapore. Or tackle real-world public health and environmental challenges in Mumbai.
Whatever your career goal or passion, staff from our Career Development Center will help you research and prepare to apply for internships. Connections and support are also available through faculty internship coordinators across academic disciplines.
The college’s internship-specific scholarship and fellowship opportunities, including the Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for Internship Support, help defray travel costs and housing expenses for qualified students, with the goal of increasing access to internship opportunities and encouraging students to pursue internships that might otherwise be unattainable.