Plan to do an Internship

What To Do

When To Do It

Whom To See

Decide on the type of internship you want to do by considering the academic courses you’ve taken and your interests

Begin this process the semester before you want to do the internship

Internship Coordinator in the Career Services Office, Career Counselor or Academic Adviser

Prepare your Resume and Cover Letter.  Make sure your resume and cover letter are perfect. (No spelling or grammatical errors.)

Begin this process the semester before you want to do the internship

Check Office of Career Services website for software CUNY provides for you to accomplish these tasks: Optimal Resume

Have your resume reviewed. Bring it printed out on paper to the Office of Career Services.

Some time during the semester before you want to do the internship

During walk-in hours: Monday 10-11:30am and Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm in the Office of Career Services, Library 429.

Research internship opportunities

Begin this process no later than the semester before you want to do the internship

Read your Weekly TigerMail Newsletter; Consult with your academic department; the Office of Career Services' Internship Coordinator and do your own research on the internet.

Practice your interview skills

The semester before the one you want to do the internship

Interview portion of Optimal Resume on the Career Services website

Discuss your internship intentions with the on-campus Internship Coordinator/Placement Adviser in the Career Services Office or your Freshman or Academic Adviser

During class registration time the semester before you want to do the internship

Academic Adviser, Career Services Internship Coordinator in the Office of Career Services

Meet with the Faculty Cooperative Education Coordinator to arrange for academic credit; register for the Cooperative Education class and get approval of your internship.

During class registration time the semester before you want to do the internship

Faculty Cooperative Education Class Coordinators

Apply for prospective internships; follow necessary procedures, including applications and interviews, etc.; make decision.

As early as possible the semester before you want to do the internship

Follow the “How to Apply,” directions in the individual internship listings. If you need assistance see the Internship Coordinator in the Career Services Office 

Finalize arrangements for the internship; set hours and understand the requirements of both the Cooperative Education Coordinator and the Internship Site Supervisor.

No later than the week before the start of the internship

Site Supervisor and Faculty Cooperative Education Class Coordinator