Transfer students, you should apply for internship eligibility once you have 30 New Paltz credits. Applying for internship eligibility means you must be approved to earn credits for any internship you complete, before you complete it. In order to do a required internship for credits you must be certified eligible. Although you only have to be certified one semester before, we recommend you get certified asap to get the application done with. Once you are eligible you remain eligible until you graduate (unless your GPA drops below a 2.5). Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits.
- 2.5 GPA
- 18 credits in your major
- 60 total credits
- 30 credits at SUNY New Paltz
To start officially applying, read the Internship Information Packet here! It may seem like a lot of information, but don’t be alarmed, most of the information on here is probably stuff you already know so just make sure you refresh yourself with the info before you apply. Once you have read and understood the Info Packet you can fill out the application here. In this application you will; answer some simple questions about your understanding of the process and preferences you may have for your internship. At the end you will be asked to submit a resume and progress report. Read the linked articles to ensure you have properly formatted your resume and progress report. The last question on the application will ask if you want to receive SMS texts about your status of eligibility. We highly encourage you to add your number so you can be the most up to date on your status and new information.
If any part of this application is confusing or you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Nancy Heiz at firstname.lastname@example.org (please make sure to include your banner number in your correspondence). We do ask that you read the information packet in its entirety before reaching out as your question most likely will be answered there.
Remember, all DMJ majors and journalism minors are required to complete an internship. CMM majors are not required to complete an internship, but if they want to earn credits for an internship they complete, they must also follow this process.