An internship is an experiential learning activity for which a student may earn academic credit in an agreed-upon, short-term, supervised workplace opportunity that may be related to a student’s major field or area of interest. The work can be full or part-time, on or off campus, paid or unpaid. Internships integrate classroom knowledge and theory with practical skills developed in professional or community settings.

Though each department has unique requirements for earning credit through internships, the college has general requirements that apply to all students: To be eligible to participate in an internship, a student must have completed at least 56 credit hours and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Resources for Applying for Credit

Notice: SUNY Oneonta is prohibited from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history during the admission processes. After acceptance, the college 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. 

Interested in taking your internship abroad. Find out more here:

International Internships



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Experiential Learning Center, Suite 128
Hunt Student Union 
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Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 436-2534

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