- Defined expectations
- Orientation and training
- Supervision and mentoring
- Evaluation of the experiences by both student and a supervisor
- Real work. While all entry-level positions involve clerical work, daily tasks in an internship are substantive, with less than 35% clerical work.
- Pursue an internship that advances your academic and professional goals.
- Discuss the potential internship with your Macaulay Advisor and submit an Internship Learning Agreement once you secure the internship.
- Report all internship experiences, even those undertaken subsequent to meeting the Macaulay Honors College requirements.
- Submit an online Internship Evaluation Form.
- Ensure that your supervisor completes the Internship Evaluation Form.
- Time requirements:
- Fall/Spring internships: 10-12 weeks during academic year, 10-20 hours a week;
- Summer internships: Part-time, 6-10 weeks, 15-30 hours a week; Full-time, 6-8 weeks, 31+ hours per week
Besides Macaulay Honors College, internships can be found through a number of resources such as your home campus and external sites.
International internships can be found through various websites with student reviews and we highly encourage students to conduct thorough research to determine the right fit for them. There are a number of organizations that match students to internships in a variety of fields.
Some international internships may be paid. Each provider has a varying fee level. Macaulay students may be able to use the Opportunities Fund to supplement their experience. Discuss the position with your Advisor as early as possible and be sure to fill out the CUNY Travel Waiver (required).
Be careful to vet international experiences, particularly from third party companies. For a list of questions to ask, click here.
Some examples of review websites are below. Please note that Macaulay Honors College does not vet or endorse these providers
- To provide information for other Macaulay students (and the Honors College) about your internship/assistantship, your employer organization and your supervisor
- To provide you the opportunity to reflect upon your internship/assistantship experience and relate it to your academic life
- To initiate the process of updating your resume and/or developing a “personal statement” for later use in applying to graduate and professional schools.