At SUNY Oneonta, students are encouraged to participate in internships to gain valuable experiences to prepare them for life after graduation. Internships provide students with the opportunity to explore their field of interest while gaining work experience that can set them apart in their fields.
Let’s Get Started!
The SUNY Oneonta Career Development Center is dedicated to helping you secure an internship in your field of interest. Here are some important resources to help you get started with your search for an internship experience:
- Book an appointment with a Career Counselor
- Search for an internship
- Apply for Credit
- Funding Opportunities
Internship experiences provide students with numerous benefits, including:
- Real-world work experience
- An opportunity to explore a particular career path
- Earning credit towards degree requirements
- Developing new skills
- Networking opportunities
- Pathways to full-time employment opportunities
No. SUNY Oneonta does not grant retroactive credit for internships. It is important that you apply for credit before you begin your internship experience.
In order to be considered for an internship for credit, SUNY Oneonta requires you to:
- Complete at least 56 credit hours
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
- Follow your department-specific requirements
Yes! SUNY Oneonta provides students with the opportunity to earn internship credit while studying abroad. Visit the Office of Global Education to learn more about completing an internship abroad.
SUNY Oneonta is prohibited from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history during the admission processes. After acceptance, SUNY Oneonta shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if the individual seeks an internship or participation in a study abroad program. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in the New York State Corrections Law.
Students who have been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the dean's office of the intended program.
Career Development Center
Experiential Learning Center, Suite 128
Hunt Student Union
Oneonta, NY 13820
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
The Career Development Center provides services to SUNY Oneonta students who are currently taking classes and alumni who have completed a degree.