Collaboration. Mentorship. Exploration.

What is an Internship?
To help determine and facilitate career choices, you are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities. As a student-intern, you'll participate in semester-long internships locally or outside of the region in places like Albany and Washington D.C. Internships not only help you gain real-world experience, but also to make useful contacts with professionals in your chosen field.

Offered your senior year, internships take place either during the fall or spring semesters and you will receive academic credit for your efforts. This is your chance to make contributions to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.

Benefits of Doing an Internship
A liberal studies internship provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable work experience before graduating.
  • Check out your interest in the field.
  • Clarify your interests, and strengths and weaknesses that need to be worked on.
  • Find out about additional job possibilities.
  • Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the organization where you intern.
  • Network with professionals in the liberal studies field.
  • Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
  • Bring classroom learning to life.
  • Increase your job marketability in the liberal studies field.
  • Narrow your focus and clarify your career goals.

Who to Contact
To find our more about internship requirements and organizations offering internships in the liberal studies field, contact:

Gordon Snow, Ph.D.
Chairperson of Liberal Studies
140 Bogel Hall
(716) 649-7900, ext. 311