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

Create your resume using Optimal Resume. Email the Office of Career Services to join a resume review session.

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

Contact the Office of Career Services to join a resume review session.

Research internship opportunities

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

Check your email; visit Find An Internship; do your own research on the internet; consult with your academic department; or the Office of Career Services' Internship Coordinator.

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

Faculty Cooperative Education Class Coordinators, Academic Adviser, The Internship Coordinator in the Office of Career Services

Meet with the Faculty Cooperative Education Coordinator to arrange for academic credit.

During class registration time the semester before you want to do the internship.Obtain a "Change of Schedule" form, have the Chairperson sign it and return it to the Office of the Registrar.

Faculty Cooperative Education Class Coordinators, Academic Adviser, The Internship Coordinator in the Office of Career Services

Register for the Cooperative Education class and get approval of your internship.

Obtain a "Change of Schedule" form, have the Chairperson sign it and return it to the Office of the Registrar.

Faculty Cooperative Education Class Coordinators, Chairperson of the Department.

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 Office of Career Services

Finalize arrangements forthe 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 ClassCoordinator

Queensborough Community College does not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The College explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job or internship listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The College is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting off-campus paid or unpaid employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position.

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