Juniors: It’s Time to Apply for Internship Eligibility (March 12 Deadline)

Juniors! You should be starting to think about your required internship. You’ll want to complete that this year or next year, so you should start the process today by making sure you’re eligible for an internship.

Applying for internship eligibility is required at least one semester before you starting looking for an internship placement. However, you should apply for eligibility as soon as possible.

If you do not apply for internship eligibility, any internship you complete will not count for credits toward your degree.

Apply for internship eligibility by Friday, March 12 if you are planning to intern next spring.

To apply for internship eligibility, you must complete the application and submit your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume. All of these steps can be found in the Blackboard community “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students.”

Remember, once you are eligible, you remain eligible for the rest of your college career (unless your GPA drops below 2.5) so as soon as you meet the requirements, it’s never too early to apply.

Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits:

  • 60 total credits
  • 30 credits at New Paltz
  • 18 credits in your major
  • 2.5 GPA

Sophomores: Apply for Internship Eligibility Once You Have 60 Credits

Sophomores, CMM majors are not required to complete an internship, but it is highly encouraged. For an internship to count towards your credit count, you must be certified as internship eligible before you start looking for an internship. You can do that once you have 60 college credits.

Internship eligibility does not expire unless you GPA drops below 2.5, so you should apply now so you don’t have to worry about it later. Get it out of the way!

Here are all the minimum requirements to apply for internship eligibility:

  • 60 total credits
  • 30 credits at New Paltz
  • 18 credits in your major
  • 2.5 GPA

Once you have all of the above, visit the Blackboard community “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students” to submit the Google Form application and upload your one-page, single-sided resume and progress report.

You must be certified eligible at least one semester before interning, so why not get it out of the way now?